The Richmond Register

January 26, 2013

KIAC BASKETBALL: Berea College rolls past Midway, 75-40


Register staff report

RICHMOND — The Lady Mountaineers avenged an early-season conference loss with a big victory Friday at the Seabury Center.

Five players reached double figures, including former Madison Central standout Erika Parks, as Berea College defeated Midway College, 75-40. The Lady Mountaineers never trailed and forced 28 turnovers.

Berea (7-14 overall, 3-5 Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) has won three of its past four games.

Midway (6-15, 4-7 KIAC) won the first meeting of the season between the schools, claiming a 55-42 victory Nov. 20 at home.

This time, the Lady Mountaineers were in control from the start. They raced out to a 45-15 halftime lead and held Midway to 22 percent shooting in the first half.

Midway shot just 27 percent (13-of-48) from the field for the game and was four-of-15 from three-point range.

DeAnn Ryann had a team-best 15 points on five-of-six shooting. Makenzie Stoner had 12 points and three assists, Parks had 11 points and hit two-of-three three-point attempts, Mikola Burns had 11 points and Anna Loveless had 10 points and nine rebounds.

Shelby Romine had nine points, six rebounds and three steals and Malena Steve had seven points and four assists.

Berea had 15 assists on 27 field goals and shot 46 percent from the field. The Lady Mountaineers were just 15-of-24 from the free throw line.

Berea is set to return to action Tuesday at home against KIAC rival Alice Lloyd (13-8, 7-3 KIAC).