The Alice Lloyd College Lady Eagles hosted the Indiana University East Lady Red Wolves in the Women’s River States Conference Basketball Championship Semi-Finals.
The Lady Red Wolves fought back from a double-figure deficit to take a late lead, only to see the Lady Eagles come through in the clutch and win, 81-74.
The Lady Eagles came into the contest as the #1 seed in the Western Division and winners of seven straight games. IU East entered as the #2 seed in the Eastern Division and winners of five of their last seven contests.
Leading 6-5, the trio of senior guard Courtney Vasquez, junior guard Katie Moore, and sophomore guard Haley Hall from Grayson, combined to lead the hosts on a 13-0 blitz, as their team raced out to a 19-5 advantage with 3:35 remaining.
Bailee Brainard is also a member of the team.
In the second quarter, the home squad took a 46-35 advantage heading into intermission.
The third period saw the Lady Red Wolves fight back.
Despite the fact that their shooting had gone ice-cold, Lady Eagle Shelby Davis swished a much- needed bomb with .20 remaining to send Alice Lloyd into the final 10 minutes nursing a 58-54 cushion.
Leading 58-56, Alice Lloyd would see five different players score in a huge 10-1 run.
Hall finished with 12 points (6-6 FT) and recorded 3 steals.
With the victory, #1 West Division ALC advanced to the RSC Women’s Basketball Finals, where they faced East Division #1 seed, the West Virginia Tech Lady Golden Bears (23-9) on Tuesday in Beckley, West Virginia. The Lady Golden Bears finished the conference season with only one loss and earned the league’s regular-season championship.