The Richmond Register

February 19, 2014

KIAC HOOPS: Berea splits double header with Alice Lloyd

Register Staff Report

RICHMOND — The Lady Mountaineers (12-12, 8-8 KIAC) lost a tough one, 85-83, to the Alice Lloyd Tuesday at the Seabury Center in Berea.

Unlike their meeting earlier this season in which Alice Lloyd (17-7, 12-3) won by more than 30 points, this one was tight from the outset.

The score was tied 17 times and the lead also changed hands 17 times in the game.

After falling behind early, Alice Lloyd eventually built a six-point lead with just more than seven minutes left in the first half.

But, Berea fought back to take the lead, stretching it out to eight points, 40-32 at the half.

The Lady Eagles quickly caught up and took a lead in the first seven minutes of the second half. From that point, neither team was able to pull out to more than a six-point lead the rest of the way.

Johnesha Warren had a huge game, repeatedly driving past helpless Alice Lloyd defenders for layups on her way to a team-best 28 points. She also pulled down four rebounds and dished out 10 assists.

Four other Lady Mountaineers also were in double figures. Malena Steve had 13 points, Erika Parks had 11 points and Kaitlynne Smith and Anna Loveless added 10 points apiece. Smith also had seven rebounds, three assists and four steals.

K.K. Butler added eight points and DeAnn Ryan had three points.

The Lady Mountaineers take on Brescia at 2 p.m. Saturday at home in their regular-season finale.

Mountaineers 87, Alice Lloyd 74

The Mountaineers (15-12, 8-8 KIAC) picked up their fourth win in the past five games Tuesday, 87-74 over Alice Lloyd (12-13, 7-8 KIAC).

It was a very balanced effort for Berea, as 10 players scored in the game.

Diashon Robinson led the way with a game-high 23 points, three rebounds and five assists.

London Moore was the only other Mountaineer in double figures, finishing with a double-double — 10 points and 11 rebounds. But five other players had seven or more points.

Jalen Simmons finished with nine points. Tevin Webster had eight points and nine rebounds, while Richard Parker and Anthony Maddox also had eight points each and Seth Beckham had seven points.

Former Madison Southern standout Aaron Ponder finished with six points, five rebounds, five assists and three steals, while Deon Banks added six points and Tyler Huff had two points.

Alice Lloyd led by three points early before Berea took the lead for good. The Mountaineers stretched out to a 42-27 halftime lead and were never really threatened in the second half, building as much as a 21 points cushion with four minutes remaining in the game.

The Mountaineers wrap up the regular season against Brescia on Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Seabury Center.