Pippa Passes, KY: Senior guard Hannah Kash came through with a big offensive outing as she helped spark the Alice Lloyd College Lady Eagles to a solid 76-60 victory over the visiting Bluefield College Lady Rams. The matchup was played at the Perry Campus Center on “Coach J” court Saturday, October 30th.
In the opening period, Bluefield would take a quick 3-2 lead, but no one knew at the time that it would prove to be their only advantage of the afternoon. Kash would score five points in the stanza and sophomore forward Madison Thompson would swat four Rams attempts as ALC led 18-14 after ten minutes.
In the second quarter, the hosts would get five points apiece from Kash and fellow senior guard Haley Hall, but BC would keep things close behind the shooting of guard Kylie Meadows. The Pippa Passes club would hold a 36-29 lead at intermission.
As the third period began, ALC would quickly kick their lead out to ten points as sophomore guard Hannah Malcomson came off the bench to split ten points with Kash. Although the Lady Rams would match them and refuse to go away, they could never cut the deficit below seven points. The hosts maintained a 53-45 cushion entering the final quarter.
In the closing ten minutes, Kash and her backcourt classmate Ali May would combine for 17 big points as the Caney Creek ladies roared out to a nineteen-point lead to put the contest out of reach. The nice effort would hand Coach John Mills his first victory of the season.
For Alice Lloyd (1-1), Kash was steady all night as she connected on 10-14 shots (2-5 3FG) to lead all scorers with 24 points. She added 6 rebounds and 2 steals. Hall finished with 14 points and added 7 rebounds while leading both squads with 4 assists and 3 steals. May joined the double-digit club with 11 points as she sank 3-8 bombs.
Malcomson finished with 9 points and 6 rebounds, while her athletic teammate Thompson created havoc in the paint with 6 points, 11 rebounds, and 7 big blocks.
The Caney Club finished shooting 34.3% (23-67) from the field and 25% (7-28) from long range. They connected on a blistering 88.5% from the charity line (23-26), while adding 45 rebounds, 15 assists, 10 steals, and 8 blocks.
BC (0-1) was paced by Meadows with 19 points. Her squad finished shooting just 30.9% (17-55) from the field and 27.3% (6-22) from behind the arc. From the foul line, they finished 20-26 for 76.9%. They also added 41 rebounds, 10 assists, 6 steals, and 5 blocks.
The Lady Eagles return to action on Tuesday, November 2nd, when they host the Milligan College Lady Buffaloes in a 7 pm tipoff.