Richmond, IN: The Alice Lloyd Lady Eagles traveled to the Hoosier state on Saturday for a River States Conference showdown with the Lady Red Wolves of Indiana University-East. In the end, the Lady Eagles fell 94-68.
Alice Lloyd, which has already lost guard Hannah Kash for the year with a foot injury and has second-leading scorer Katie Moore currently on the injured list as well, was even thinner as they did not have the services of starting center Bailee Brainard or versatile forward Mckayla Akers in this contest.
The start of the game saw the two squads quickly get into an up-tempo style. Behind the play of Kamiyla Bomer, IUE jumped out 28-23 after ten minutes of play.
In the second quarter, the hosts would keep the pressure on and win the period 20-12. Indiana would take a 48-35 advantage going into the dressing room.
In the third stanza, the ladies from Caney Creek came out with a solid stretch of ball. Sparked by junior guards Haley Hall and Ali May, they opened play on a 10-3 run to reduce the score to 51-45.
Unfortunately, the home club would respond by going on a massive run. East would close on a 23-9 blitz over the final five minutes of play and lead 74-54 at periods end. In the final quarter, the Lady Eagles ran out of steam as they dropped the decision.
For Alice Lloyd (8-7; 1-4 RSC), Hall sank 6-13 and 6-6 free throws to lead the way with 19 points. She added 6 rebounds. May finished 5-11 from the floor to contribute 16 points. Senior forward Jayla Spurlock finished with 3 assists and 2 steals while junior center Alex Clifton grabbed 7 rebounds.
ALC shot 41.4% (24-58) from the field and 15.4% (2-13) from long range. They would finish at 64% (18-28) from the charity stripe. Additionally, they registered 40 rebounds, 9 assists, and 3 steals.
IUE (4-15; 2-3 RSC) was led by Bomer with 24 points. Her club connected on 45.6% (36-79) from the field and 36.9 % (7-19) from long range. At the foul line, they went 15-18 for 83.3%. They also had 44 rebounds, 15 assists, and 10 steals.
The Lady Eagles return to action this Tuesday when they return home to face Midway University in a conference tilt at 5:30 pm.