Pippa Passes, KY: Senior center Alex Clifton pumped in 18 points to spark the Alice Lloyd College Lady Eagles to a huge 87-68 victory over the Indiana University Southeast Lady Grenadiers. The River States Conference matchup was played at the Perry Campus Center on “Coach J” court, Tuesday, February 1st.
In the opening period, the Indiana club jumped out to a 10-5 lead. However, ALC would see six different players score as they closed the period on a 19-6 burst. This would enable the hosts to sprint ahead 24-16 after ten minutes of play.
In the second quarter, Clifton drained consecutive bombs and senior guard Haley Hall would sink three buckets as the Pippa Passes club would pull ahead by 20 points (48-28). The Lady Eagles would hold a commanding 50-32 lead at intermission.
As the third period began, ALC would tighten up on the defensive end even more and hold Southeast to just 13 points. On offense, senior guard Ali May and junior guard Hannah Kash would provide 10 of the squads 18 points and lift the Caney Creek club to a 68-45 advantage entering the final quarter.
In the final ten minutes, every Lady Eagle would get in on the action as the Kentucky girls would cruise to the impressive victory.
For the victors (14-6; 7-4 RSC), four players would reach double-figures. They were led on the night by Clifton, who would lead the club with 18 points. She drained 7-11 FG (4-5 bombs) and added 7 rebounds. She was followed by the trio of Hall, senior center Bailee Brainard, and freshman forward Mckayla May, all with 10 points.
Ali May and Kash just missed the double-digit club, as both scored 9 points, while May led the club with 7 assists. Freshman forward Madison Thompson hauled down a game-high 12 rebounds, and freshman forward Kenzie Maynard had 2 blocks.
The Caney Club finished shooting 46.5% (33-71) from the field and 30% (6-20) from long range. They connected on 85.7% (12-14) from the charity line, while adding 52 rebounds, 23 assists, 5 steals, and 6 blocks.
IUS (8-13;4-8 RSC) was paced by Lauren Lambdin with 23 points. Her squad finished shooting 35.5% (24-67) from the field and 30% (6-30) from behind the arc. From the foul line, they finished at 73.7% (14-19). They also added 33 rebounds, 10 assists, and 6 steals.
The Lady Eagles return to action on Saturday, February 5th, when they host the Indiana University Kokomo Lady Cougars in an important conference contest. Tipoff is set for 3:00 pm.