Wilmore, KY; The Alice Lloyd College Eagles went over the century mark for the seventh time this season, but it wasn’t enough as they dropped an entertaining decision at the hands of the home-standing Asbury University Eagles, 124-107. The River States Conference contest was held on January 11th.
The onslaught of the scoreboard started from the opening tip as both clubs were pouring in the points. ALC led early as the two squads traded buckets. However, trailing by four at 38-34 with less than eight minutes left in the first half, AU went on an 11-0 run. The hosts would take a 58-48 at intermission.
In the second half, the visiting Eagles reduced the deficit to four points at 67-63 with 14:45 left, only to watch Asbury rip off another 11-0 run. The hosts would then hold their advantage until the final buzzer sounded.
For Alice Lloyd (9-7; 3-5 RSC) six players reached double figures. They were led on the night by sophomore guard Blake Smith with 21 points while freshman guard Timmy Dalton was right behind with 19. The two combined to sink 14-25 from the floor. Junior guard Ryan House along with freshman guard Noah Young each added 13 points. Junior forward Dondre Warren and senior center Jake Allen added 12 and 11 points respectively. Warren led in rebounds with 8 while Crisp dished out 4 assists. Smith had 2 blocks.
On the night, ALC shot well, as they made 51% (37-72) from the field including 52% (11-for-12) from long range. They were 66.7% (22-33) from the charity line and added 33 rebounds, 15 assists, and 5 steals.
Asbury (11-6; 4-3 RSC) was led by guard Trenton Thompson with a game-high 32 points. His club finished the game shooting even better at 58 % (41-for-71) from the floor and a blistering 62% (16-for-26) from long range. They were 76.5% 26-34) from the foul line and added 37 rebounds, 23 assists, and 9 steals.
The Eagles game scheduled for Saturday, January 13th has been cancelled due to inclement weather. The Eagles will now return to action on Tuesday, January 16th when they travel to Rio Grande University to face the Red Storm in a big conference matchup at 7:30 pm.