Pippa Passes, KY: On Saturday, February 15th, the Alice Lloyd College Lady Eagles hosted tough River States Conference Western Division foe, Indiana University Kokomo. The Lady Eagles controlled the two middle periods to earn the huge victory, 81-71.
In the opening period, Alice Lloyd would quickly fall behind, 9-4. IUK would ride the hot shooting of Vanessa Mullins and lead 24-18 after ten minutes of play. In the second stanza, the hosts would clamp down on defense and see junior guard Haley Hall pump in 8 points. Due to this, ALC would enter the locker room for intermission on top, 38-34.
In the third quarter, the visitors scored the first six points to lead 40-38. From that point, Hall would ram in 14 points while senior guard Katie Moore added 6 more to lead their squad on a massive 24-9 run. When the dust had settled, the home club led 64-49. The final stanza would see the Lady Cougars try to fight back, but the ladies from Caney Creek drilled their free throws to keep the guests as bay and chalk up the big victory.
For ALC (12-13; 4-10 RSC), Hall led the way with 30 points. She connected on 10-22 from the floor (3-9 3PT FG) and 7-7 from the charity line. She tied with a team-high 6 rebounds and chipped in with 2 steals in a virtuoso performance.
Moore played well as the guard pumped in 16 points and was a perfect 12-12 on her foul shots. On the night, she and her backcourt buddy Hall were a perfect 19-19 from the free-throw line and ended any hopes of a miracle comeback from the Indiana club. Fellow juniors, Shelby Davis and Alexandria Clifton joined Akers with 7 points each, while Clifton and Akers both grabbed 6 boards. Akers and Davis each had 2 assists.
On the night, Alice Lloyd connected on 37.1% (26-70) from the floor and 20 % (3-15) from long range. From the charity line, they sealed the deal as they sank an incredible 92.9% (26-28). Additionally, they registered 52 rebounds, 7 assists, 4 steals, and 4 blocks.
Kokomo (14-12; 6-8 RSC) was led by Mullins with 20 points. Her club connected on just 29.4% (25-85) from the field and 18.8% (3-16) from long range. From the charity line, they sank 69.2% (18-26). Additionally, they registered 54 rebounds, 5 assists, 6 steals.
The Lady Eagles return to action next week for two big games. On Thursday, February 20th, they host Asbury University in the final regular-season home contest of the year at 5:30 pm. They follow that up Saturday the 22nd in a matchup at Midway University at 1:00 pm. Both of these games will help determine the final season standings.