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Wilmore, KY:  The visiting Alice Lloyd College Lady Eagles clawed themselves out of a deep hole, but eventually fell to the Asbury University Lady Eagles, 85-77. The matchup took place Tuesday, January 12th.

In the opening period, Asbury drained four long bombs and used that momentum to lead 28-13 after ten minutes of action. That was just a preview of things to come.

In the second quarter, the visitors would tighten up on the defensive end and only allow 13 points. However, ALC would still enter the locker room trailing 41-28 at intermission.

Unfortunately, as the third period began, AU would quickly take charge. Over the first seven minutes, they would outscore the Caney Creek club 21-11, and see their advantage reach its zenith (62-39). The game looked completely over.

Thankfully, the visiting Eagles would close the stanza with senior guards Haley Hall and Shelby Davis combining to score the final 10 points. Still, AU held a 62-49 cushion at the period’s end.

In the final stanza, Hall and Davis would continue their onslaught, combing to score 10 points during a 13-5 burst. Suddenly, the visiting Lady Eagles only trailed by five (67-62) with 5:58 remaining.

Unfortunately, the home club would drain consecutive trifectas to steady their ship, and although ALC would get within six points (77-71) at the 1:42 mark, the Wilmore squad would hold on to the lead until the final buzzer.

For Alice Lloyd (3-2), Hall led the way with a monster game. She pumped in a game-high 28 points on 8-17 field goals and 10-12 free throws. She completed a double-double by snagging 10 rebounds while adding 2 assists.

Davis played well and tossed in 15 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Fellow classmate, guard Ali May, contributed 14 points,4 rebounds, and 2 assists.

Sophomore center Emma Maggard finished with 8 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 blocks while freshman forward Madison Thompson chipped in with 8 points and 8 rebounds. Three players each had 1 steal.

The Caney Club finished shooting 37.9% (25-66) from the field and 16% (4-25) from long range. They connected on 82.1%% (23-28) from the foul line. They also added 45 rebounds, 13 assists, and 3 steals.

AU (6-2) was paced by Faith Osborne, who drilled 7 long bombs on her way to 27 points. Her squad finished shooting 36.7% (33-90) from the field and 28.8% from deep, on a staggering 15-52 attempts. They connected on 44.4%% (4-9) from the foul line. They also added 40 rebounds, 10 assists, and 10 steals.

The Lady Eagles return home on Tuesday, January 19th when they host the Midway University Eagles at 5:30 pm.