New Albany, IN: The Alice Lloyd College Lady Eagles traveled to New Albany, Indiana on February 4th to face the dangerous Indiana University Southeast Lady Grenadiers in a River States Conference West Division showdown. ALC led after the first quarter, but went cold and fell 78-65.
In the first period, the Lady Eagles got off to an impressive start. Defensively, they were able to force the Grenadiers into numerous misses as they sprinted ahead 16-4. ALC would lead 16-8 after ten minutes of action. The hosts would settle down in the second stanza as the visitors went ice cold. IUS would go on a staggering 24-1 blitz to lead 32-17 with just 1:09 remaining. Finally, senior guard Katie Moore would close the half sinking 6 consecutive free throws to help her squad chip into the lead. Nevertheless, the hosts would enter intermission leading 32-23. The third quarter saw the Lady Eagles get within 6 points, but the Indiana squad extended their cushion back to 55-43 as they entered the final fray. In the fourth period, the home team left no doubt as they opened on a 17-0 run to put the contest on ice. The guests battled back, but the deficit was simply too great.
For the ladies from Caney Creek (10-13; 2-10 RSC), Moore led all scorers with 24 points on 8-14 FGs. She added 7 rebounds and 3 assists to lead in those categories as well. Senior Haley Hall chipped in with 10 points and freshman Kylea Stanley had 2 steals.
ALC shot 33.8% (22-65) from the floor, 30.4 % (7-23) from long range, and 82.4% (14-17) from the charity stripe. They grabbed 43 rebounds and had 8 assists and 7 steals.
For the victors (14-10; 6-6 RSC), Lauren Lambdin led the way with 16 points. IUS shot 41.1% (30-73) from the floor, 37.5 % (9-24) from long range, and 60% (9-15) from the charity stripe. They snagged 47 rebounds and had 14 assists and 13 steals.
The Lady Eagles return home on Saturday, February 8th for a big conference matchup with the Brescia University Lady Bearcats. Tipoff is set for 1:00 pm.