Asbury Athletics at a glance

Published 12:35 pm Friday, December 1, 2023

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This past week’s action saw both mens and womens basketball having successful weeks during the Thanksgiving break.

Mens basketball

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Nine 3’s and 46 points in the second half led the Eagles (4-0) to their fourth straight win to start the 2023-24 season on Tuesday, Nov. 21,  in Louisville against Spalding, 82-79. AU trailed 36-43 after the first half but shot 56.67% from the field in the second half and held Spalding to 36 points to stay unbeaten.

Caleb Wallis scored a season-high 25 points on 9-13 from the field, 5-8 from three, three steals, three rebounds, and two assists. Dakota Walden scored a season-high 23 points (7-13 FG) with three made 3’s, 6-6 from the line, two assists and two rebounds. Clayton Winter scored 11 points with six rebounds, three assists, and his first made 3 of his career. Aden Slone led AU in rebounds with seven and in assists with four, also scoring nine points

Womens basketball

A late push by Asbury (4-3) proved to not be enough in their home opener on Tuesday, Nov. 21,  in the Luce Center by Berea (3-0), 72-68. Camryn Preston scored 13 points, grabbed six boards, and collected one steal. Haleigh Releford added 10 points, nine rebounds, one steal, and one assist. Abigail Harris poured in 11 points off the bench (2-4 3PT), 10 rebounds and three steals.

The Eagles got back into action after the Thanksgiving break by taking on Huntingdon College (1-3) in game one of two in the Piedmont Classic. Celia Pelfrey helped lead the Eagles past the Hawks with 17 points off the bench in a 89-50 victory. Trinity Shearer scored 10 points in her return to the lineup with five steals. Morgan Flannery tallied seven points, four steals, and four rebounds. Camryn Preston helped score eight points, five blocks, two steals, four assists, and four rebounds. Abigail Harris scored nine points off the bench and added five rebounds, four assists, and two steals.

Asbury used a 22-point second quarter in which they outscored Piedmont (5-1) 22-11 to claim a 77-66 victory. The win took AU over .500 on the season and the team leaves Georgia a perfect 2-0 on the weekend. Trinity Shearer led the team with 16 points, four steals, and three assists. Morgan Flannery tallied 13 points (3-6 3PT), four steals, and nine rebounds. Camryn Preston helped score 14 points, five blocks, two blocks, four assists, and eight rebounds. Spencer Harvey scored nine points, five assists, and six rebounds.