Brunswick, Georgia: The Alice Lloyd Eagles traveled to the Peach State to play the first of two games in an out-of-conference road trip. On Sunday, they faced Coastal Georgia and fell 93-69.
In the opening five half, the Eagles came out cold and Coastal took quick advantage of the situation. Leading 24-17 with just under eight minutes left, the hosts closed on a 20-9 run, assisted by six total trifectas. They would lead 44-26 at intermission.
In the second half, a jumper by senior forward Simon Christon at 13:35 would set the score at 54-42 and give the visitors hope of a comeback.
Unfortunately, the hosts answered with a 10-3 burst of their own to end the threat. Although ALC produced 43 points in the second half, the deficit was simply too much to overcome.
For Alice Lloyd (5-8), two players reached double digits. Junior guard Blake Smith led the club with 15 points. He was followed by Christon with 13 points and 7 rebounds. Junior forward Chance Cornett had 2 steals while sophomore guard Noah Young handed out 2 assists.
The club connected on 40.3% (27-67) from the field and 25% (6-24) from long range. From the foul line, they hit 75% (9-12). They also had 36 rebounds, 7 steals, and 4 assists.
CCG (9-7) was led by Jaylen Smallwood with 28 points. His club shot 48.5% (33-68) from the field and 38% (10-27) from long range. They sank 85% (17-20) from the charity stripe. They also had 43 rebounds, 6 steals, and 17 assists.
The Eagles return to action on Tuesday when they close the two-game road trip at Brewton-Parker University