The Richmond Register

November 16, 2013

OVC HOOPS: Colonels set to take on High Point

By Bob Flynn
Register Sports Writer

BEREA — The Colonels will be looking to continue their winning ways when they take on High Point (1-1) today in McBrayer Arena.

EKU (3-1) is coming off a 114-45 rout of Warren Wilson College Wednesday, in which it tied an Ohio Valley Conference record, hitting 20 three pointers.

Two Colonels — senior Glenn Cosey, 26 points and junior Timmy Knipp, 22 points — set career scoring highs, while senior Orlando Williams finished with 22 points.

The Colonels face a much tougher opponent today in the Panthers.

High Point is the preseason favorite to win the Big South North Division for a second-consecutive year.

The Panthers return most of the team that took the Colonels down to the wire last season before EKU prevailed 73-70 in a game played in North Carolina.

High Point is long and athletic and a very good rebounding team.

Sophomore John Brown leads the Panthers in scoring at 22.5 point per game. The 6-foot-8 forward is also is pulling down 8.5 rebounds a game.

Six-foot-9 senior Allen Chancy is second on the team in scoring at 19 points per game and the team’s leading rebounder, averaging 13.5 rebounds a game.

Sophomore guard Adam Weary provides scoring from the outside, averaging 13 points per game.

Four Colonels are averaging in double figures on the season.

Cosey leads the way at 17.5 points per game. He also is the team’s leading rebounder at five per game and is averaging just more than five assists per game.

Marcus Lewis is off to a great start for the Colonels, averaging 14.5 points and three rebounds per game, while Williams has poured in an average of 13 points per game and Corey Walden 11 points per game.

EKU leads the all-time series with High Point 2-1.

Tip-off is set for 8 p.m.