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ALC sophomore Alex Clifton

Alex Clifton

PIPPA PASSES, Ky: The Alice Lloyd College Lady Eagles hosted the undefeated Georgetown College Lady Tigers on Saturday afternoon. In a contest that was close throughout, the Tigers prevailed at the wire, 75-72.

In the opening stanza,  the two clubs traded buckets before the visitors were left with a 15-12 advantage after one. In the second quarter, the Eagles would continue to hang tough and would only trail by a bucket (31-29) at intermission. During the opening twenty minutes, the Lady Tigers largest lead was 6 while ALC led by 3. In the third quarter, both teams played on an even level as neither refused to give an inch. GC would get a last-second steal and hoop which gave them a 51-50 advantage at periods end.

In the final ten minute period, the Lady Eagles would take their last lead (58-56) on a jumper from junior guard Katie Moore at the 7:45 mark. Georgetown would then roll off a 14-5 run to take the largest lead of the night (70-63) with 2:53 remaining. Fortunately, the home club would refuse to go away, getting the deficit back to one (73-72) at .08 following sophomore Alex Clifton’s power move.

GC would then sink two clutch foul shots to lead by three (75-72). Alice Lloyd sophomore guard Haley Hall would get off a last-second three point attempt to tie, but it, unfortunately, came up short at the final horn.

For ALC (6-4), Hall and Clifton led the way with 13 points each. Moore followed with 10. Senior guard Courtney Vasquez added 9 while senior center Emilie Harrell and junior forward Jayla Spurlock chipped in 8 apiece. Hall led in rebounds with 6 while Moore dished off 8 assists.

For Georgetown (14-0), Reagan Williams led all scorers with 15 points.

Overall, in a close match-up where there were 10 ties and 14 lead changes, the hosts shot 41.3% (26-63; 7-28 threes) from the field and 81,3% (13-16) from the free throw line, while grabbing 38 boards, handing out 21 assists, and grabbing 5 steals.

GC shot 44.3% (13-70; 0-16 threes) from the floor and 61.9% (13-21) from the free throw line. They added 34 rebounds, 11 assists, and 11 steals.

The Lady Eagles will not return to action until after Christmas break.