In the first half, the Bearcats were red-hot from long range and jumped out to a quick 16-9 lead. They would maintain the early advantage for a while due to their lights-out shooting. However, sparked by 12 big points from inside the paint, courtesy of sophomore forward Noah Caudill, as well as 10 points apiece from guards Noah Young and Bryce Slone, the hosts would rally back to hold a slim 42-39 advantage at intermission.
In the second half, Brescia would battle, but the Caney Creek boys would pound the ball inside to sophomore forward Damon Tobler and junior forward Will Philpot, The home fans would watch it pay dividends with easy buckets as the power-duo combined for 21 second-half points.
When the BU defense dropped to help in the paint, Young and Slone would continue the damage on the perimeter. This offensive outburst, combined with impressive defense and rebounding, would enable the home club to dominate the second half and lead by as much as 22 points in an impressive display.
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 (11-3), they produced their typical multi-pronged attack. They were led on the night by Young, Slone (6-11 FG), and Tobler, as each finished the contest with 17 points. Young led the way with 4 assists and 3 steals while Tobler (8-13FG) ripped down 11 rebounds. He was joined in the double-double department by his buddy Caudill (7-11 FG), who contributed 14 points and 10 boards. Philpot just missed a double-double of his own, as he finished with 8 points and 9 rebounds while junior big-man Colyn Sturgill also grabbed 9 boards and swatted 2 shots.
Alice Lloyd connected on 45.5% (35-77) from the field, and 27.8% (5-18) from the long-range. From the charity line, they sank 83.3% (10-12). Additionally, they dominated the glass, registering 54 rebounds, 6 steals, and 11 assists.
Brescia (2-7) was led by Ricky Shuford with 19 points. His club connected on 39.4% (28-71) from the field, and 40% (8-20) from long range. From the charity line, they sank 58.3 % (7-12). Additionally, they registered 35 rebounds, 9 steals, and 7 assists.
The Eagles return back to action on Thursday, January 28th when they host the University of Campbellsville-Somerset at 7 pm. They follow that up on Saturday with a conference doubleheader with the Lady Eagles, against Asbury University. Tip-off time is 1:00, 3:30pm.