Sayre 74, Berea 67
The Pirates had a two-point lead heading into the fourth quarter of Saturday’s showdown at home with 11th Region rival Sayre.
But, the Spartans stormed back.
Sayre opened the final quarter on a 20-7 run and held on for a 74-67 win. Andy Allen had 15 points, six rebounds and four assists for Berea (3-10), while Austin Warford added 15 points.
Bradley Atkins had 12 points and Trey Terrill added 10 points and four assists.
The game featured 17 lead changes and 10 ties. Berea had a 37-31 lead at halftime and was up 48-40 late in the third quarter.
The Pirates were 10-of-20 from three-point range. Atkins hit four three-pointers and Warford connected three times from long range.
Sayre dominated on the interior, out-scoring Berea 34-16 in the paint.
Berea shot 44 percent from the field and was 21-of-25 from the line.
The Pirates got 27 points off their bench. Shyiem Alexander had six points, Caleb Goss had five points and Dustin Kates had four points and four rebounds.
Berea is set to return to action Tuesday at home against Red Bird.
Woodford County 72, Lady Eagles 57
Briana Lanham had 23 points and 11 rebounds, but Madison Southern couldn’t come up with win Saturday on the road.
The Lady Eagles were 1-of-15 from three-point range and suffered a 72-57 loss to Woodford County in Versailles. The game featured seven lead changes and six ties, but Woodford County out-scored Southern 17-9 in the third quarter to take control.
The Lady Eagles hit 16-of-20 free throws, but shot just 32 percent from the field for the game.
Kristen Hayes had 14 points and seven rebounds. Rachel Ramey had seven points and five rebounds, Samantha Parms had six points and four rebounds, Marley Lawson had three points and Ashlyn Clark and Kelley Freeman each had two points.
The loss snaps Southern’s (9-3) four-game winning streak.
The Lady Eagles out-rebounded Woodford County, 47-42.
Southern is set to return to action Tuesday at home against Bryan Station.