Pippa Passes, KY: The visiting Asbury College Lady Eagles took advantage of cold-shooting by the Alice Lloyd College Lady Eagles, and raced to a 90-64 victory. The matchup took place Saturday, January 30th.
In the opening period, Asbury showed why they are one of the most dangerous teams around as they drilled five trifectas to roar out to a 29-17 lead after ten minutes of action.
In the second quarter, the home club would battle, but the visitors would maintain their cushion and outscore the hosts 18-14. The Wilmore squad would enter the locker room leading 47-31 at intermission.
Unfortunately, as the third period began, AU would quickly add to their three-point bounty by sinking five more. With a 23-15 quarter advantage, AU would increase their lead to twenty-four (70-46) at the period’s end.
In the final stanza, ALC would try to answer, but the shots they normally hit would just not connect on this day.
For Alice Lloyd (4-5), senior guard Haley Hall led the way with 16 points and 6 rebounds. Unfortunately, she was the only player to reach double-figures. Senior guard Ali May added 9 points and 2 steals while freshman forward Madison Thompson chipped in with 5 assists and 3 blocks.
The Caney Club finished shooting just 30.6% (22-72) from the field and 19.2% (6-26) from long range. They connected on 78.9%% (15-19) from the foul line. They also added 40 rebounds, 15 assists, and 9 steals.
AU (11-4) was paced by Zaria Napier with 19 points. Her squad finished shooting 44.3% (41-70) from the field and a steady 39% (16-41) from deep. They connected on 85.7%% (12-14) from the foul line. They also added 53 rebounds, 17 assists, and 8 steals.
The Lady Eagles return to action on Tuesday when they journey to Ohio Christian University for a 5:00 pm contest with the Lady Trailblazers. They return home next Saturday, February 6th when they host the Oakland City University Lady Mighty Oaks at 1:00 pm.