Owensboro, KY: The Alice Lloyd College Eagles traveled to Owensboro on Saturday to battle RSC foe Brescia University. The two clubs battled to overtime before the Eagles pulled out an exciting 92-87 victory.
From the tipoff, the two clubs traded hoops as neither could make a big spurt to gain an advantage on the other. The Bearcats would take a slim 41-40 lead at intermission.
In the second half, the contest remained nip and tuck with BU clinging to a slight lead and ALC refusing to go away. Brescia led 80-78 with less than ten ticks remaining when Eagles senior guard Austin Crisp drove to the hoop and connected on a driving layup in traffic. His heroics would send the contest into overtime.
In the extra period, Alice Lloyd would sink enough free-throws to finally gain separation and pull out the important conference win.
For ALC (8-3; 2-1 RSC), four players reached double figures. They were led in scoring by Crisp with a season-high 25 points on 9-14 field goals. He also pulled down 8 rebounds to tie junior forward Simon Christon for team honors.
Sophomore guard Blake Smith finished with 17 points and 5 rebounds while freshman guard Timmy Dalton added 14 points and 6 boards of his own. Senior center Jake Allen chipped in with 10 points and 5 rebounds. Five players finished with 2 assists each.
Alice Lloyd shot 43.7% (31-71) from the floor and finished 42.9% (6-14) from behind the arc. They connected on 65.7%% (14-23) from the foul line, and also added 54 rebounds, 11 assists, and 6 steals.
The Bearcats, (2-9; 1-2 RSC), which just returned several players from the injured list, was led in scoring by guard Dillon Geralds with 29 points. His club finished shooting 41% (32-78) from the floor and 35.5% (11-31) from behind the arc. They shot 56.5% (13-23) from the foul line, and also added 52 rebounds, 21 assists, and 7 steals.
ALC returns to action on Tuesday, December 12th for a big conference showdown with the 25th ranked Indiana University-Southeast Grenadiers at 4 pm.