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New Albany, IN: The Alice Lloyd College Lady Eagles journeyed to the Hoosier state on Thursday to open River States Conference regular-season play against the home-standing Indiana University Southeast Lady Grenadiers. In a contest filled with wild swings, the hosts rolled off the last one, enroot to a 91-72 victory.

In the opening period, IUS jumped out on fire with a 17-4 burst in the first six minutes. However, ALC responded with a swift 15-0 run of their own to close the stanza, and they would lead 19-17 after one period.

In the second quarter, the Lady Eagles would continue to roll. When senior guard Ali May buried a bomb at 4:32 to give her 10 points for the half, her squad led 36-29. The shot capped off a staggering 32-7 run over a ten-minute span.

Surprisingly, the tide suddenly turned again as Southeast promptly closed the half on a 9-3 run of their own. Despite this, the visitors would lead 39-38 at intermission.

As the third period began, ALC would go inside to senior center Alexandria Clifton who produced 8 of her clubs 17 points. Defensively, they would hold their Indiana foes to 16 points. This gave ALC a slim 56-54 cushion entering the final period.

Unfortunately, in the closing ten minutes, the wheels fell off the bus as the Caney Creek club went ice cold and IUS caught fire. The Lady Grenadiers would score a stunning 37 points over the last ten minutes and blow out to a final 91-72 win.

For Alice Lloyd (3-3), May led the way with 21 points including 3-6 bombs. Senior Hannah Kash was right behind with 17.  Both ladies had 3 assists. Clifton added 11 points.

Freshman Madison Thompson came through as she grabbed 15 boards and blocked 4 shots. Kash led with 3 steals and tied Thompson with 2 steals each.

ALC finished shooting 35.6% (26-73) from the field and 40% (10-25) from long range. They connected on 90.9% (10-11) from the charity line while adding 42 rebounds, 12 assists, and 6 steals, and 7 blocks.

IUS (4-3) was paced by Lauren Lambden with 26 points. Her squad finished shooting 41.9% (31-74) from the field and 31.9% (7-18) from behind the arc. From the foul line, they finished 22-27 for 81.5%. They also added 49 rebounds, 10 assists, and 10 steals.

The Lady Eagles return to action for a Friday RSC contest at Indiana University Kokomo. Tipoff is set for 3:00 pm.