Georgetown, KY: The Alice Lloyd Lady Eagles overcame a deficit entering the final period to upend the highly-regarded Georgetown College Lady Tigers 69-66. The non-conference match-up took place on Saturday, November 23rd.
The start of the game saw the Lady Eagles get out of the gates well. Sparked by good defense and a trio of trifectas, the visitors led 17-11 after one quarter of play. In the second quarter, the Lady Tigers would awake and produce 20 points. However, ALC held on and managed to take a 32-31 margin into the locker room at intermission. In the third stanza, Alice Lloyd would ease ahead by six (47-41) following a 15-foot jumper from junior guard Haley Hall at 4:34. Unfortunately, the hosts would tighten up the screws on defense and close the stanza on a 10-0 run to vault ahead 51-47 by periods end.
Happily, for the Eagle fans, Coach John Mills charges went on an 11-3 burst of there own over the next four minutes. The score stood knotted at 61-61 as the clock entered the final three minutes. ALC would then seal the game by sinking 9-10 free throws at crunch time to sew up the big victory, 69-66.
For Alice Lloyd (5-3), Hall led the way with 15 points She played a solid game as she also led both teams with 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Senior guard Katie Moore and junior guard Ali May both tossed in 11 points on the night while sophomore guard Hannah Kash added 10 points and contributed 2 steals. In addition, senior forward Jayla Spurlock pitched in with 9 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 assists. Unfortunately, the win came at a price as Kash broke her foot with 6:00 remaining in the contest and will be out for the remainder of the season.
ALC shot 36.8% (21-57) from the field and 33.3 % (11-33) from long range. They would finish at 72.7% (16-22) from the charity stripe. Additionally, they registered 47 rebounds, 16 assists, and 4 steals.
Georgetown (5-4) was led by Kennedy Flynn and Hailey Ison, both with 8 points each. Their club connected on 32% (24-75) from the field and 37 % (10-27) from long range. At the foul line, they went 8-14 for 57.1%. They also had 46 rebounds, 12 assists, and 3 steals.
The Lady Eagles return to action this Wednesday as they play an exhibition contest at Eastern Kentucky University. Tip-off is set at 1:00 pm.