Owensboro, KY: The Alice Lloyd College Lady Eagles got off to a solid start, and rode that momentum to earn a convincing 70-54 victory over the Brescia University Lady Bearcats. The River States Conference regular-season finale took place Saturday, February 20th.
In the opening period, ALC played solid ball. They saw senior guard Haley Hall come out well and propel her club to a lead after ten minutes of action.
The Lady Eagles maintained that advantage and used solid defense to pull out to a 36-25 cushion at intermission.
As the third period began, ALC kept the pressure on and refused to allow the hosts to get within striking distance. Sophomore center Emma Maggard performed well on the inside, while freshman forward Madison Thompson controlled the boards.
In the last ten minutes, any hopes the Lady Bearcats had of a miraculous comeback were squashed as the Pippa Passes club was never threatened.
For Alice Lloyd (8-6), Hall drained 9-12 field goals to lead all scorers with 22 points. She also tied three teammates with 2 assists each and added 2 rebounds. Maggard jammed in 6-9 field goals to finish with 12 points and chipped in with 3 boards of her own.
Senior guard Ali May and sophomore guard Hannah Malcomson both finished with 9 points, while senior guard Shelby Davis chipped in with 8. Thompson finished with 8 rebounds. Three different players nabbed 2 steals apiece
The Caney Club finished shooting 36.6% (26-71) from the field and 12.5% (2-16) from long range. They connected on 84.2% (16-19) from the charity line, while adding 45 rebounds, 11 assists, and 8 steals.
BU (1-16) was paced by Cassady Moss and Hailey Kendall, both with 11 points.
Their squad finished shooting 32.2% (19-59) from the field and 10% (2-20) from behind the arc. They sank 70% (14-20) from the foul line and added 43 rebounds, 11 assists, and 7 steals.
The Lady Eagles return to action on Monday in the opening round of the River States Conference Tournament, when they travel to Rio Grande University for a 5 pm showdown.