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Midway, KY: The Alice Lloyd College Lady Eagles fell behind deep in the first quarter and were unable to completely recover, dropping an 89-76 decision at the hands of the Midway Lady Eagles. The River States Conference matchup was played Tuesday, February 8th.

In the opening period, MU came out blazing hot, connecting on 10-17 field goals and 6-8 bombs. They would use this to sprint ahead 37-16. In the second quarter, the Pippa Passes squad would settle down and see 7 players dent the scoreboard. ALC would take the period 21-14, but trail 51-37 at intermission.

 As the third stanza began, the Lady Eagles would ramp up their defense and slowly slice into the deficit even more. The East Kentucky squad would get as close as 54-47 following a bucket from junior guard Hannah Kash with 6:04 showing.

Unfortunately, the home club would settle down and hit a couple of long shots. This would enable them to extend their lead back to 18 (72-54) entering the last quarter. In the final ten minutes, the Caney Creek faithful would see their club continue to fight hard and they would get as close as 9 points (82-73). However, the deficit was just too great to overcome as the home team held on to preserve the win.

For Alice Lloyd (15-7; 8-5 RSC), four players would reach double-figures. They were led on the night by Kash with 16 points.  Senior guard Haley Hall pumped in 15 while senior center Alexandria Clifton had 12. Freshman guard Katie Jo Moore chipped in with 10. Hall led with 4 assists while senior guard Ali May tied her in the steals department, both with 2. Freshman forward Madison Thompson hauled down 12 rebounds, while Clifton rejected 2 shots.

ALC finished shooting 38% (30-79) from the field and 16.7% (4-24) from long range. They connected on 80% from the charity line (12-15), while adding 48 rebounds, 13 assists, 6 steals, and 4 blocks.

Midway (19-6; 11-2 RSC) was paced by Kendall Talley with 19 points. Her squad finished shooting 40.6% (28-69) from the field and 44% (11-25) from behind the arc. From the foul line, they finished 91.7% (22-24). They also added 46 rebounds, 23 assists, and 11 steals.

The Lady Eagles have a quick turn-around as they return home Wednesday, February 9th for a make-up conference contest with Carlow University at 12:00 pm. Finally, they close the week on Saturday, February 12th at Oakland City University. Tip-off is set for 4:00 pm (EST).