Women's Basketball Downed by Asbury University
The Lady Knights traveled to Wilmore on Friday to take on the Eagles of Asbury University. KCU entered the game with a record of 11-8, and having lost their most recent game on Tuesday. Asbury came into the game at 17-4, and having lost only once since December 3. KCU was able to take the lead several times early in the game, and led at 25-24, but soon after this the Lady Eagles began to pull away. The Lady Knights found themselves down 50-38 at the half. They managed to score 39 in the second frame, but the 46 that Asbury put in extended the 12 point lead. The Lady Knights eventually fell, 77-96.
Tanya Bowens dropped in 24 points, while Jana Glick had another great double-double performance with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Jessica Marshall and Allie Slone each scored a dozen, while Katelyn Meyer had 6 and Monica Stevens added 4. KCU shot .483 from the field, .348 from the arc, and .733 from the line, while Asbury shot .521, .375, and .846, respectively. KCU lost the rebounding battle 27-44.
They are now 11-9 on the season, and next meet NCCAA-II #1 Ohio Christian University on Tuesday night at 6 pm. The Trailblazers of OCU defeated KCU in Circleville earlier in the season, taking the #1 ranking that the Lady Knights had carried throughout the season. Tuesday night will be their first chance to equalize this regional and national 1-2 rivalry.