The Brescia men's basketball team came up short with a 75-67 defeat to the Eagles of the Asbury College on Saturday evening. This matchup was the second between the two schools this season. The Bearcats had lost the previous meeting (61-38) on Jan. 29.
The Bearcats came out of the gate strong jumping to a 6-2 lead, but the Eagles soared back claiming a 15:10 lead at the 11:02 mark in the first half. Asbury extended their lead going into halftime with the score 34-25 in favor or the Eagles. The second half was a tightly contested affair evenly matched in scoring. Brescia closed the gap to 50-42 with 9:42 left to play and got even closer in the final minutes clawing away at the Eagles lead 69-64 with 1:18 remaining. Asbury was able to withstand the final assault by the Bearcats in route to the final score (Asbury 74 - Brescia 67).
Brescia had four guys in double figures, most notably Austin Morris with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Jermain Langley, Brett Jackson and Hunter Rowe all chipped in with 11 points a piece. Asbury were led by Adam Delph's 22 points.
Brescia falls to (8-18) (3-10 KIAC) while the Eagles improve to (17-10) (8-4 KIAC) on the season.
Brescia next play on Monday at Maryville University in St. Louis at 7:00pm.