Asbury Athletics at a glance

Published 1:52 pm Friday, February 2, 2024

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Mens and women’s hoops took center stage this week in the Luce Center, accumulating three wins in three games between the two teams including a Friday night sponsored game by The Kessinger Lee Group.

Womens basketball

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Thirteen Eagles scored points last Tuesday night to help the Eagles(13-7) score their season-high for points in a game with 99, leading them to a 99-38 win over Campbellsville-Harrodsburg (1-11). Abigail Harris led AU in scoring with 15, followed by Celia Pelfrey’s 13. The Eagles extended their winning streak to six games. Haleigh Releford added 11 points (5-10 FG), seven rebounds and four assists. Camryn Poole scored nine points, dished three assists, and had four steals. Spencer Harvey tallied eight points and nine boards. Trinity Shearer scored seven points, dished six assists and brought in eight rebounds in 12 minutes. Aaliyah Edenstrom added a season-high nine points and came down with eight boards. Ma’Kiya West recorded eight points and five rebounds.

Mens basketball

Clayton Winter scored 15 points with 14 rebounds to lead Asbury men’s basketball (12-8) to a 5-0 start at home, as they beat CU-Harrodsburg (12-5) last Tuesday night in the Asbury Luce Center, 85-80. AU went 19-22 from the free-throw line and out-rebounded CUH 40-26.. Dakota Walden poured in 17 points to lead AU while Aiden Slone went 6-9 for 15 points as well. Before the game, Asbury senior guard Caleb Wallis was honored for 1,000 career collegiate points, and Clayton Winter was honored for his school record of 32 rebounds on Dec. 16 against Crowleys Ridge. Aden Slone went 6-9 from the field for 15 points with three boards and two steals. Ben McNew made three three-pointers and all four free throws to score 13 points with five rebounds and a steal. Caleb Wallis scored 11 points with four assists and five rebounds. Cayden Lancaster had five rebounds. Luke Imfeld scored six points with an assist.

Walden and McNew combined for 40 points to power Asbury men’s basketball over Kuyper College (15-5) on Friday night’s sponsored The Kessinger Lee Group Night, 92-77. Asbury’s second-half defense held Kuyper to only 31 points after giving up 46 in the first, moving AU to 6-0 at home in the Luce Center on the year. Walden went 6-13 from the field for 22 points with four rebounds, an assist, and a steal. McNew went 7-12 from the field with three 3-pointers for 18 points, grabbing three boards, two steals and an assist. Winter went a perfect 6-6 from the field for 15 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for his seventh double-double of the season. Wallis had nine points with four rebounds and three assists. Slone scored nine points with five rebounds and four assists. Luke Imfeld had eight points with two assists and two 3’s.