Less than 48 hours after playing a tightly-contested game at Ohio Christian, the Brescia Bearcats returned home to face the Eagles of Asbury University. Brescia came out of the gate ready to play, leading by as many as 10 points at the 11:47 mark in the first half. However, foul trouble and fatigue began to hamper the Bearcats. Asbury made a run against the Brescia bench late in the half, turning that ten-point deficit into a four-point lead at the break.
In the second half, Brescia simply could not put the ball in the basket. Despite good defense that contained Asbury, the Bearcats shot a frosty 18% in the second stanza and just 9% from three-point range. For the game, Brescia could only manage 29% from the floor and 18% from three. Unable to overcome such tough shooting on offense, the Bearcats wasted a great defensive effort as they held Asbury to only 33% from the field.
Brescia is off until next Thursday, when they hit the road once again for a tough KIAC divisional matchup at Cincinnati Christian University.