Register Staff Report
Early in the second half, Union College took a seemingly very comfortable lead over the Mountaineers (7-4) at the Seabury Center.
But slowly, Berea College started to chip away at a 21-point deficit (61-50).
And in the final seconds, the Mountaineers had the ball and a chance to send the game into overtime.
However, Ryan Schnellenberger’s potential game-tying three-pointer wouldn’t fall and Union College (6-5) was able to escape with a 76-75 win.
Sophomore Aaron Ponder had a team-best 17 points, seven rebounds and seven assists for Berea and Trent Maddox finished with 13 points. The Mountaineers had 26 turnovers shot just 42 percent.
Berea College had 10 players score and also had 19 assists on 29 field goals.
Union College jumped out to a quick 12-4 lead before the Mountaineers tied the game at 20. Sergio Gonzalez hit a three just before the half that the Bulldogs up 38-29.
A basket by Ponder moments later cut that deficit to seven points at halftime.
Union College scored the first eight points of the second half, starting a 12-2 run that seemed to give the visitors a comfortable lead.
Maddox scored all of his points in the second half as Berea put together a comeback. Ryan Schnellenberger came off the bench to hit a trio of big three pointers and Tevin Webster scored all eight of his points after halftlime.
Berea shot 44 percent from the field in the second half and was five-of-15 from three-point range.
Koty Riley had 11 points, Schnellenberger finished with nine points, Bryce Carlton had six points and Dominique Garmon had five points.
The Mountaineers are set to return to action Sunday at Warren Wilson.
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H.S. BASKETBALL: Central tops Clark County in double OT, 71-67
The Madison Central Indians like to keep things interesting.
Three days after defeating John Hardin in triple overtime, the Indians pulled out another extra period victory Tuesday, downing Clark County 71-67 in double overtime.
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More than a week into the season, the Patriots still hadn’t had a chance to get onto the court.
H.S. BASKETBALL: Botts gets 1,000th point in Model loss, Berea, Southern fall
Model Laboratory senior Darrian Botts scored her 1,000th point Tuesday, but it wasn’t enough as the Lady Patriots fell to Burgin 72-59 on the road.
NCAA BASKETBALL: Bosley honored by G-MAC
Kentucky Wesleyan’s Ken-Jah Bosley was named the Great Midwest Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Athlete of the Week on Monday after leading his team to a perfect 3-0 week while averaging a team-high 23 points per game.
H.S. BASKETBALL: Berea falls in overtime: Lady Patriots pick up first win
The Berea Community Lady Pirates (0-3) lost a tough one on the road Monday in Irvine, falling to Estill County 66-63 in overtime.
H.S. BASKETBALL: Central battles past Harrison County
The Indians used a fourth-quarter surge to pick up another hard-fought victory on the road
H.S. BASKETBALL: Southern hammers Jackson County
The Madison Southern Lady Eagles picked up their third win in four tries this season Monday, 44-18 over Jackson County (0-3).
H.S. BASKETBALL: Central tops Frankfort, 46-39
When Raevin Cain scored in the opening minutes of the second half Monday against Frankfort, it appeared the Lady Indians were ready to roll to a relatively easy win.
H.S. BASKETBALL: Southern falls to Pulaski County, 81-73
The Eagles couldn’t put together a late rally Saturday against Pulaski County at the Jackson County Classic.
H.S. BASKETBALL: Model fall to Lady Spartans, 58-24
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