Pippa Passes, KY: The Alice Lloyd College Lady Eagles trailed by 20 points with 8:00 left to play in the fourth quarter before mounting a furious comeback attempt. Unfortunately, they came up just short and suffered a tough 83-82 loss at the hands of the Point Park Lady Pioneers. The River States Conference matchup took place Saturday, February 1st.
In the opening period, the visitors would open the contest by draining four long bombs. They would use this momentum to propel them to a 24-12 advantage after one.
In the second quarter, the Lady Eagles would play better. However, Point Park forward Taylor Rinn would help her team win the period 23-20. The Lady Pioneers would hold a 47-32 advantage at intermission.
In the third period, ALC leading scorer Haley Hall would score 7 points and help her team win the stanza, 22-21. Still, the Lady Eagles trailed by fourteen (68-54) at the buzzer.
In the last quarter, PPU would go on a 9-3 run in the first two minutes. With 8:00 remaining, the home squad trailed 77-57. The game appeared headed towards a massive blowout.
Incredibly, with nothing to lose, the ladies from Caney Creek responded. First, freshman Emma Maggard scored on an old-fashioned three-point play to bring life to her team (77-54). Just like that, the momentum had completely shifted.
Much to the amazement of all in attendance, the floodgates were unleashed. Later, when ALC senior guard Katie Moore drained a free throw with 2:43 left to play, she capped off an impressive 15-0 blitz. Suddenly the score read 77-72, and the crowd was whipped into a frenzy.
The hosts would battle intently and slice the deficit even more when Hall drained a trifecta (83-82) with .04 showing.
Point Park would go to the free throw-line and miss both free throws. Hall would fall going for the rebound, but no foul was called. Unfortunately, time expired and ended the contest.
For the hosts (10-12; 2-9 RSC), Hall would lead the way with 23 points and 7 rebounds. She was joined in double-digits by Moore, who had 17 points and 5 assists. Senior forward Jayla Spurlock added 11 points while junior guard Shelby Davis chipped in with 10.
On the day, Alice Lloyd shot 42.4% from the field (25-59) and 40.9% (9-22) from deep. They also shot 79.3 (23-29) from the charity line. Additionally, they had 37 rebounds, 12 assists, and 1 steal.
The Pioneers (15-9; 5-5 RSC) were paced by Rinn, with 21 points. Her club shot 46.3% from the field (31-67) and 34.6% (9-26) from deep. They were also 76.5% (13-17) from the foul line Additionally, they had 34 rebounds, 21 assists, and 7 steals.
ALC returns to the hardwood on Tuesday, February 4th when they travel to Indiana University Southeast for a contest with big conference implications. Tip-off is set for 5:30 pm.