Pippa Passes: On Thursday night, November 19th, the Alice Lloyd Eagles hosted the athletic Campbellsville-Harrodsburg University Pioneers in the final game of the month. When the dust settled, the Pippa Passes crew earned a resounding 91-70 victory.
In the first half, the game was close before the Eagles defense tightened up and completely stymied the high scoring CHU team’s offense.
On the offensive side, junior guard Bryce Slone and sophomore guard Jared Strickland came off the bench to provide an infusion of 20 points. Bolstered once again by balanced scoring, the hosts would take a 39-23 lead at intermission.
In the second half, the Pioneers would battle, but junior guard Chandler Stewart and senior guard Noah Young ignited a burst that lifted the margin to 29 points.
Coach Scott Cornett was able to get his entire bench in on the action as the Pippa Passes crew was never threatened in the nice win.
For ALC (5-0), they produced their typical multi-headed attack. They were led on the night by Stewart with 18 points. He was followed closely by Slone with 17. The two combined to sink 11-16 field goals and 7-11 long-range shots. They also were a perfect 6-6 from the foul line.
Young played solid ball as he chipped in with 15 points and 8 assists; also contributing was Strickland with 9 points.
In addition, sophomore forward Noah Caudill and junior center Idris Akinyemi both added 7 points. Sophomore forward Cumecus Cates came off the bench to lead the team with 10 big rebounds, while Stewart and sophomore forward Damon Tobler both had two steals.
Alice Lloyd connected on a solid 59.2% (32-54) from the field and 50% (8-16) from long range. From the charity line, they sank 76% (19-25). Additionally, they registered 37 rebounds, 6 steals, and 16 assists.
Chris Rawlings led Campbellsville-Harrodsburg (1-1) with 21 points.
The Eagles return to action on Tuesday, December 1st, when they open up conference play at Oakland City, Indiana, in a double-header with the Lady Eagles. Tip-off time is still to be determined.