The Richmond Register


December 18, 2012

KIAC HOOPS: Berea College falls to Taylor University, 68-52

RICHMOND — The Mount-aineers started the season by winning six of their first seven games, including four 100-plus point performances.

But, since the departure of sophomore point guard Harry Cross, they’ve had trouble scoring points and finding ways to win games.

“We’ve just really struggled to score,” Berea College coach John Hemenway said. “We are just not scoring enough. We are in the 50s. We need to be in the 60 and 70s.”

Those offensive struggles continued Monday at the Seabury Center. The Mountaineers (7-7) shot just 40 percent and were only four-of-18 in a 68-52 loss to Taylor University (8-4). Deon Banks had 11 points off the bench as Berea set a new season-low for points.

The Mountaineers have lost five straight and have averaged just 63 points during that stretch.

“We’ve just got to make some more shots,” Hemenway said. “The ball is just not going in as much as it needs to. Confidence builds confidence. Right now, we just don’t have a lot of confidence.”

Taylor had four players in double figures, highlighted by 29 points from Casey Coons, and led for most of the game. The Trojans had a 38-31 lead at halftime and stretched that advantage to as much as 15 in the second half.

Nine players scored for Berea, but only one reached double figures. Trent Maddox and Rashad Hayden had eight points each, while Koty Riley had seven points and Tevin Webster had six points and six rebounds.

The Mountaineers averaged 102 points a game during a six-game winning streak in November with Cross in the lineup.

Cross, an All-KIAC selection last year as a freshman, left the team for personal reasons less than a month into the season. He played in three games and averaged nine points a game.

The Mountaineers will have some time off to regroup. They won’t play again until Jan. 5 when they take on Kentucky Christian University at the Seabury Center.

“We need to re-charge,” Hemenway said. “I’m a believer in letting them have a little time away to spend some time with their family. Then, we will bring them back and have a few good days of practice.”

Text Only
AP Video
Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kerry: No Deal Yet on 7-Day Gaza Truce Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Gaza Residents Mourn Dead Amid Airstrikes Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp Cumberbatch Brings 'Penguins' to Comic-Con Raw: Air Algerie Crash Site in Mali Power to Be Restored After Wash. Wildfire Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive In Case of Fire, Oxygen Masks for Pets Mobile App Gives Tour of Battle of Atlanta Sites
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide

What county fair attraction do you like most?

Amusement rides
Beauty pageants
Flora Hall craft exhibits
Horse shows
Livestock, poultry shows
Truck, tractor pulls
Mud, dirt races
Gospel sing
I like them all
     View Results