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February 19, 2014

H.S. BASKETBALL: Pirates hold off Panthers, 70-65, on Senior Night

BEREA — The Berea Pirates tuned up for next week’s 44th District Tournament with a big 70-65 Senior Night win over Frankfort Tuesday in Berea.

Senior Trey Terrill lead three Pirates (6-18) in double figures with 22 points and six rebounds. Jarel Tevis had 13 points, six rebounds, three assists and a steal, while Shyiem Alexander had 12 points and two rebounds.

The Pirates led by as many as seven points in the third quarter only to see Frankfort claw its way back tie the game at 55-55 with 4:48 remaining.

A Terrill tip-in with 3:55 left put Berea up 59-54, but Frankfort pulled to within one, 59-58 on a three pointer with 3:04 left.

The Pirates stretched out to a 66-60 lead with 55.1 seconds left on two technical free throws by Austin Warford.

A free throw by Dustin Kates and two by Jarel Tevis gave Berea a seemingly comfortable 69-62 lead with only 35.5 seconds left.

But, consecutive steals and baskets by the Panthers quickly got them to within 69-64 with 26.2 seconds left.

Tevis hit one of two free throws to put Berea on top 70-65 and the defense held Frankfort scoreless the rest of the way.

“This was the best game we’ve played in a long while, maybe the best game this year,” Berea coach Cameron Jackson said.

Against a strong, physical Panther team that pressed all night, the Pirates kept their poise every time Frankfort made a run.

And when they needed a tough basket it was Terrill and Alexander who fought their way inside to score in traffic.

Their play on the inside was key to win, Jackson said.

“Every time they made a run, we made a run and Trey Terril, Shyiem, all those guys just kept fighting and finishing around the basket,” he said.

Dustin Kates and Caleb Goss finished with seven points each and Austin Warford added six points.

The Pirates got big contributions from everyone who played.

Against heavy pressure all night, Tevis and Austin Warford and Caleb Goss did a good job of getting the ball upcourt and running the Pirates offense to find the open man for points.

Tevis also knocked down consecutive three pointers in the third quarter after Frankfort had pulled to within two points of the Pirates.

Kates, Bradley Atkins and Gadd all did yeomen’s work in the paint against the bigger, stronger Panthers, getting crucial rebounds and points when the Pirates needed them most to hang on to their lead.

Jackson said the complete team effort Tuesday was what it will take to pick up a win in district play.

“All the kids played hard and they played well and were aggressive all night,” Jackson said. “This is the way we need to play and compete against Southern in the district. We’re just trying to build from this. We’ve got two more games this week to keep getting better.”

Berea is back in action Friday when they travel to Paris.

Corbin 82, Model 61

The Patriots (16-9) had a two-point lead after one quarter, but Corbin stormed back to pick up an 82-61 win in Richmond.

The Red Hounds out-scored Model Laboratory 25-11 in the second quarter to take a 44-32 lead into halftime.

Model, which was playing without starting forward Zack Rice-Gordon, had 21 turnovers. Jared Adams had 23 points (three three-pointers), Ephaim Otieno had 16 points, Alex Chen had six point.s and Caleb Kincaid had five points.

Model is set to return to action Thursday at Lynn Camp.

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