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Midway, KY: A solid team effort was just what the doctor ordered as the Alice Lloyd College Eagles earned an important road victory over the home-standing Midway University Eagles, 82-75. The River States Conference battle was held Tuesday, February 8th.

In the first half, the visitors would take a quick 6-2 lead before Midway rolled out an 11-4 burst to lead, 13-10, at 15:17.

However, the Eastern Kentucky Eagles would respond on their next two possessions with back-to-back jumpers from sophomore forward Noah Caudill to regain the advantage (14-13). Little did anyone in attendance know that the hosts would never lead again.

MU would fight to stay close but saw their efforts thwarted by ALC sophomore forward Damon Tobler. Tobler was unstoppable as he poured in 18 first-half points. This would enable his buddies to take a 42-37 advantage at intermission.

In the second half, the Caney Club would explode out the gate. Spurred by consecutive bombs from junior guard Bryce Slone, and the precision passing of senior guard Noah Young, ALC would roll out an impressive 13-2 stretch of the ball as the advantage reached 16 (55-39) at 16:04.

The Central Kentucky club fought hard, but the steady play of junior forward Will Philpot and a bucket from sophomore guard Ben Soumahoro would ensure the Pippa Passes club maintained their cushion the remainder of the game to chalk up the “W” in the win column.

For ALC (21-3; 12-2 RSC), four players reached double figures. They were led on the night by Tobler with 26 points (9-18 FG; 8-10 FT). He added 3 assists, 3 steals, and 5 rebounds to the cause. Caudill shined with 17 points on a perfect 6-6 field goal. He added 5 boards.

Philpot continued his impressive double-double work as he scored 11 points (5-8FG) and ripped down 14 rebounds. Soumahoro added 11 points (5-8 FG) and 8 boards of his own while Young dished off 8 assists and corralled 8 rebounds from his guard spot.

Alice Lloyd connected on 49.2% (31-63) from the field, and 30% (3-10) from long range. They would have won by a much larger margin but shot an uncharacteristically frigid 44.7% (17-38) from the charity stripe. Additionally, they registered 56 huge rebounds, 3 steals, and 18 assists.

MU (13-8; 7-6 RSC) was led by Donnie Miller with 18 points. His squad connected on 39.1% (27-69) from the field and 26.1% (6-23) from long range. From the foul line, they shot 68.2% (15-22). They also had 36 rebounds, 5 steals, and 17 assists.

The Eagles return to action quickly on Wednesday, February 9th for a make-up home conference contest with Carlow University (PA) at 2 pm. They close the week on Saturday, February 12th at Oakland City University (IN). Tip-off is set for 2:00pm (EST).