PIPPA PASSES - Alice Lloyd held visiting Montreat to just 31 percent field goal shooting on Tuesday night, defeating the Cavaliers 60-46.
Senior center Terry Muse scored six quick points in the first half to push the Eagles out to an early 8-3 lead. Alice Lloyd’s defense then took over as the Eagles held the Cavs to 28 percent. The Eagles carried a commanding 33-18 lead into halftime.
However, Montreat refused to fold in the second half. The Cavaliers slowly cut the Alice Lloyd lead to just seven (47-40) with 6:55 remaining.
Then freshman forward Tyler Rogers took over. Rogers threw down a dunk with 6:45 left. After a solid defensive possession, Rogers was fouled on the next trip down the floor and sank both charity tosses. After another defensive clinic from the Eagles, Rogers posted up for a strong inside bucket. With a significant amount of help from Rogers, Alice Lloyd led 53-40 with 5:30 left on the clock, dashing the Cavaliers’ hope for a comeback.
With the win, Alice Lloyd evened its record to 5-5.
Rogers led Alice Lloyd with 14 points and nine rebounds.
Muse registered a double-double, scoring 13 points and securing 14 rebounds.
Rogers and Muse each had three blocks.
Sophomore guard Justin Hobbs chipped in nine points and three assists for the Eagles.
Ian McVie and La’Bris Adams paced Montreat (2-6) with 12 points each.
Alice Lloyd will resume regular-season competition on Saturday at Kentucky Christian. Tip-off for the Alice Lloyd-Kentucky Christian game is set for 1 p.m.