The Richmond Register

January 20, 2013

KIAC BASKETBALL: Mountaineers roll to sixth-straight victory

By Nathan Hutchinson
Register staff report

RICHMOND — The Mountaineers had little trouble rolling to another victory Saturday at the Seabury Center.

Berea College (13-7) had five players reach double figures in scoring, including 15 points from Dominique Garmon, in a 91-52 win over Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference rival St. Louis College of Pharmacy. Deon Banks had 12 points, while Seth Beckham and Aaron Ponder had 11 points each as the Mountaineers extended their winning streak to six games.

Berea College is now 5-0 in the KIAC.

The Mountaineers were up just 48-35 at halftime, but 49 percent shooting allowed them to pull away in the second half. Berea had 22 assists, just 10 turnovers and out-rebounded St. Louis College of Pharmacy, 44-38.

Rashad Hayden had 10 points, Tein Webster had eight points and Tyler Huff added six points. Beckham also had a team-best eight rebounds and four assists. Hayden also had four assists.

Bryce Carlton, Koty Riley and Trent Maddox had five points each.

Berea was seven-of-24 from three-point range, with Hayden connecting twice from long range. The Mountaineers were also 16-of-21 from the free throw line.

Berea is set to return to action Tuesday at KIAC rival Indiana University Southeast.

The Grenadiers (16-3, 6-0 KIAC) are the only other undefeated team in the KIAC.

Lady Mountaineers cruise

Former Madison Central standout Erika Parks had a team-high 16 points and five steals Saturday as Berea College hammered KIAC rival St. Louis College of Pharmacy, 90-37, at the Seabury Center.

With a second-straight win, the Lady Mountaineers improve to 6-13 overall and 2-4 in the KIAC.

Berea was in control from the start, taking a 44-13 lead into halftime. The Lady Mountaineers forced 35 turnovers and shot 50 percent from the field, including eight-of-20 from three-point range.

Mikola Burks had 13 points and four rebounds, DeAnn Ryan had 12 points and three steals, Anna Loveless was five-of-five from the field and finished with 10 points and five rebounds, while Shelby Romine and Malena Steve each had eight points.

Johnesha Warren had a team-high nine assists. Berea finished with 24 assists on 35 field goals.

The Lady Mountaineers are set to return to action Tuesday at Indiana University-Southeast.