Pippa Passes: On Monday night, November 2nd, the Alice Lloyd Eagles opened the home portion of the 2020-21 campaign by defeating the visiting Kentucky Christian University Knights 84-80.
In the first half, the game was close early before the Eagles tightened up on the defensive end. They would then go on a nice run to pull ahead by double figures. Bolstered by balanced scoring on the court’s offensive side, the hosts would take a 46-30 lead at intermission.
In the second half, the Knights would reduce the score slightly before ALC went on a run to increase the advantage to 20 points.
Even though the home club never lost their lead, KCU would continue to battle and would get within a bucket. Fortunately, the Eagles refused to break and sank their free throws to pull out the nice victory.
For ALC (2-0), they produced a balanced attack. They were led on the night by sophomore center Noah Caudill with 14 points and 7 rebounds. Senior guard Noah Young followed him with 13 points and 5 assists. Also hitting double digits was junior forward Colyn Sturgill with 12 points and sophomore forward Damon Tobler with 10. Tobler also completed the double-double as he grabbed 11 rebounds.
Junior guard Chandler Stewart and sophomore guard Jared Strickland both had 9 points while Stewart had 3 steals. Junior forward Will Philpot chipped in with 8 points and 7 rebounds.
Alice Lloyd connected on 47.8% (33-69) from the field and 16.7% (2-12) from long range. From the charity line, they sank 80% (16-20). Additionally, they registered 49 rebounds, 6 steals, and 12 assists.
Kurt Hall led Kentucky Christian (0-1) with 26 points. His club connected on 40% (26-65) from the field and 29.2% (7-24) from long range. From the foul line, they shot 65.6% (21-32). They also had 30 rebounds, 7 steals, and 7 assists.
The Eagles return to action on Saturday, November 7th, when they travel to Carolina University at 2:00 pm.