Kokomo, IN: Alice Lloyd College Lady Eagles senior guard Haley Hall drained a jumper with .05 remaining to lift the Alice College Lady Eagles to a big 64-63 River States Conference regular-season victory over the home-standing Indiana University Kokomo Lady Cougars. The contest was held Friday afternoon.
In the opening period, senior guard Ali May pumped in 7 points, but the squad only produced 13. IUK would lead 17-13 after ten minutes.
In the second stanza, Hall and fellow senior guard Hannah Kash would combine for 9 points as the tables turned. ALC would outscore the hosts 20-12, and lead 33-29 at intermission.
As the third period began, the Caney Creek club would go inside to senior center Alexandria Clifton who produced 5 of her clubs 14 points. However, their Indiana foes would earn 16 points., and the score read 45-45 entering the final period.
In the closing ten minutes, the teams battled, as both desperately wanted the win. With just .16 remaining, IUK had the ball and a 63-62 lead. However, the hosts would turn the ball over at .11 giving the Lady Eagles one last chance.
On the ensuing possession, Hall would get the ball and attack the rim. She was hit on her eight-foot jumper and watched the shot trickle in to give the Kentucky gals the lead (64-63).
Hall would miss the free throw, but her teammate, sophomore guard Hannah Malcomson got a hand on the ball to knock it loose. The roundball was retrieved by Hall who dribbled out the clock as the stunned Lady Cougars could not catch her.
For Alice Lloyd (4-3; 1-1 RSC), May led the way with 16 points including 3-6 bombs. Kash was just behind with 12 (5-7; 2-2 3FG).
Malcomson added 8 points and was joined by Clifton and freshman Madison Thompson with 2 assists each. Thompson came through with 14 big rebounds and tied senior center, Bailee Brainard, with 2 steals apiece.
ALC finished shooting 35% (21-60) from the field and 28% (8-28) from long range. They connected on 60.9% (14-23) from the charity line while adding 30 rebounds, 8 assists, 5 steals, and 2 blocks.
IUK (1-4; 0-2 RSC) was paced by Vanessa Mullins with 12 points. Her squad finished shooting 42.6% (20-47) from the field and 25% (6-25) from behind the arc. From the foul line, they finished 17-27 for 63%. They also added 38 rebounds, 9 assists, and 6 steals.
The Lady Eagles return to action next Tuesday in a non-conference tilt at home against Carolina University. The tipoff is set for 5:00 pm.