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January 20, 2013

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Grenadiers win 11th straight, 97-92 over Asbury in double OT

Asbury offense too much for IUS women

NEW ALBANY —  The No. 14-ranked IU Southeast men’s basketball team needed double overtime to improve their winning streak to 11 games, edging Asbury 97-92 on Saturday.

Cameron Mitchell led the Grenadiers with 24 points, Kevin Mitchell had 22 and Matt Trimnell had 20 in the win.

IU Southeast (17-3, 7-0 KIAC) led by two with 13 seconds left in the regulation, before Adam Delph, who led all scorers with 28 points, was fouled by Jake Simpson. Delph hit both shots and Terrence Billups could not hit a game-winning 3-pointer on the Grenadiers’ final possession.

Asbury (11-9, 2-3 KIAC) scored the first four points of overtime before IU Southeast scored the next six. Kevin Mitchell took over in overtime, scoring 10 points in the first overtime to keep IU Southeast in the game.

C.J. Penny had a chance to win the game for Asbury after scoring off a rebound and being fouled by Billups. He missed the free throw and the Grenadiers and Eagles went to a second overtime tied at 88.

Billups carried the scoring load in the second overtime. He opened the frame with a 3-pointer then gave the Grenadiers a lead on a jumper with a minute to play.

Kevin Mitchell and Trimnell hit free throws down the stretch to secure the win.

Asbury was led by Delph’s 28 and CJ Penny’s 22 points.

There were 10 ties and 10 lead changes in the game.

IU Southeast hosts Berea in the second game of a men’s/women’s doubleheader Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

ASBURY WOMEN FLY BY IUS, 101-77

NEW ALBANY — The IUS women’s basketball team dropped its second straight game to a KIAC opponent with a 101-77 loss to Asbury on Saturday.

The Eagles (14-7, 4-3 KIAC) were dominant on both ends of the court. They shot 49 percent from the field and 63 percent (15-of-24) from 3-point range.

Four Eagles scored in double figures. Trenia Barbee had 29 points, Laura Carroll had 20 and Lakin Griffith and Dorian Downs had 17 apiece.

Ashmere Woods had 23 points and six rebounds for the Grenadiers. Heather Wheat added 21 points and Andrea Owen had 10 points for IU Southeast.

The Grenadiers (10-9, 3-5 KIAC) shot 42 percent from the field but could not keep up with the 3-point barrage from the Eagles. They shot just 20 percent (4-of-20) from behind the arc.

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