The Richmond Register

February 14, 2013

KIAC BASKETBALL: Lady Mountaineers come from 15 down to defeat Grenadiers

By Bob Flynn
Register Sports Writer

MADISON COUNTY — The Berea College Lady Mountaineers staged a dramatic late-game comeback to defeat Indiana University South East 67-58 Wednesday at the Seabury Center.

Berea trailed by as many as 15 points in the first half to the red-hot shooting Grenadiers, but began to clawed their way back into the game late in the half.

A basket and free throw by Anna Loveless and a three pointer by Mikola Burks pulled the Lady Mountaineers to within 10 at 39-29 at the half.

The second half, a switch to a zone defense dramatically slowed the IUSE offense that opened the game hitting its first five three point attempts.

Berea opened the half scoring 11 of the first 14 points and cut the lead to 45-38 on a three pointer by Malena Steve with 11:25 to go.

The Lady Mountaineers finally erased the IUSE lead as two baskets by Shelby Romine and a basket by Burks tied the score at 52-52 with 5 minutes remaining in the game.

After IUSE hit a three pointer to go back up 55-52, Warren quickly answered with a three that began an 11-0 run by the Lady Mountaineers that ended with a putback of a missed shot by Warren that put Berea up 63-58 with 50 seconds left in the game.

Free throws by Meagan Walker and Makenzie Stoner provided the final margin.

Warren led the way for the Lady Mountaineers with 18 points, seven rebounds, five assists and three steals.

Burks, Shelby Romine and Steve had 10 points each, while Loveless had seven points and eight rebounds, Meagan Walker had six points and eight rebounds, Erika Parks had four points and Stoner had two.

Berea is now 10-16 on the season and 6-7 in KIAC competition.

Berea shot 37.7 percent from the field and 40 percent from behind the three point line. The Lady Mountaineers outrebounded the IUSE 46-34.