Wilmore, KY- Senior guards Trevor Combs and Cody Stumbo exploded with an incredible shooting display to lead the Alice Lloyd Eagles to a major road conference victory over the Asbury University Eagles. The KIAC matchup took place last night at Asbury.
In the opening half, the visitors came out cold as Asbury jumped ahead 11-6 with 10:45 remaining. Both squads then battled evenly the rest of the way as there were 7 ties in the opening half. Fortunately, for the visitors, Stumbo drained a long bomb at the buzzer to give his squad a 27-25 advantage at intermission.
In the second half, the game remained tight as there were 7 ties and 10 lead changes over the final stanza. AU was leading 43-42 with 14:04 remaining the second half when Combs took over the contest. After scoring just 3 points during the first twenty-four minutes of the night, the guard suddenly blew up on Asbury. He sank a three pointer to give his team the lead for good at 45-43. He then proceeded to score a total of 20 points in the second half.
To the delight of ALC Coach JR Hammond, each time AU would be poised to make a run, senior leaders Combs, Stumbo and Tyler Rogers would swish a big shot or drain their free throws to thwart the hosts comeback bid.
For the victors (10-8; 6-2 KIAC), Combs scored a career high 23 points. He connected on 5-6 from the field (all were three point attempts) and a perfect 8-8 from the charity line. He added 2 rebounds and 3 assists. His buddy Stumbo was also lights out as he finished with 17 points on 5-6 field goals (3-4 from beyond the arc) and a perfect 4-4 from the foul line. For good measure, he added 5 rebounds and 3 assists. Offensively for the night, the backcourt finished 10-12 from the field, 8-10 from 3 point range, and 12-12 from the foul line.
Rogers got in on the act, finishing with 14 points on 5-9 from the floor and 4-5 from the free throw line. Additionally he added 7 rebounds and 8 huge blocks. Sophomore guard Austin Crisp stuffed the stat sheet as well as he contributed 9 points, while adding game highs of 9 rebounds and 7 assists.
For Asbury (11-10; 4-4 KIAC), forward Kristian Svendsen led the way with 16 points and 8 rebounds.