Gallatin, TN: The Alice Lloyd College Lady Eagles held the host Welch College Flames to just 18 points through the first three periods and pulled out a commanding 56-33 non- conference victory. The contest was played Thursday, January 16th.
In the opening stanza, neither club was able to produce big numbers, but ALC controlled both ends and pulled out to a 14-4 advantage after one. In the second quarter, the Lady Eagles received balanced scoring to take the stanza 16-10. As a result, they would enter the locker room with a comfortable 30-14 advantage. The third quarter was the back-breaker as the visiting squad clamped down once more on defense. ALC would hold the Flames to just 4 points in the ten-minute segment and would enter the final frame with a commanding 46-18 lead. Coach John Mills was able to freely substitute most of the night, and the ladies from Caney Creek would earn a satisfying victory.
For Alice Lloyd (9-8), junior guard Ali May and junior center Alex Clifton led the way with 10 points apiece. Clifton led everyone with 4 steals. Freshman guard Jasmine Eley added 8 points and tied senior guard Katie Moore with 4 assists each. Senior McKayla Akers snared 10 rebounds and joined Clifton with 2 blocks apiece.
The victors shot just 24.7% (19-77) from the floor and 17.5% (7-40) from deep. They were also 68.8% (11-16) from the charity line. Additionally, they grabbed 53 rebounds and had 12 assists and 13 steals.
WC (0-14) was led by Ashleigh Sage with 17 points. Her squad shot 25.4% (15-59) from the floor and just 5.3% (1-19) from deep. They were also 40% (2-5) from the charity line. Additionally, they grabbed 53 rebounds and had 11 assists and 4 steals.
The Lady Eagles return to the hardwood Saturday afternoon for an important conference road game at Asbury University. Tip-off is set for 1:00 pm.