Wilmore, KY - The Mountaineers headed back to Wilmore, KY to take on the Indiana Northwest Redhawks in day two of the Asbury Classic tournament. Berea fought back from a large deficit to defeat the Redhawks, 81-76. This was the Mountaineers third straight win and marked Coach John Hemenway's 200th career win.
The Redhawks were the first to strike with a made jump shot at the 18:33 mark. The Redhawks continued to put together a few small runs and with 6:42 left in the first half Berea found themselves down 35-13. Just when it looked like the Redhawks had all the momentum the Mountaineers put together a few runs of their own. Back to back three point baskets by Dyonta Bizzle-Brown and Richard Parker brought the Mountaineers back within six points with 1:26 left to go in the first half. At the end of the half Berea headed to the locker room down 39-46.
Two Mountianeers finished the first half scoring in the double digits. Richard Parker went 4-6 from behind the arc and ended the half with 18 points and Dominique Garmon ended the half with 10.
The Mountaineers came out ready to play in the second half and started the half with a 7-0 run to take their first lead of the game. After several more lead changes a jump shot by Garmon tied the game 57-57 with 10:33 remaining in the game. Anthony Myrks caught fire scoring eleven points in the last 5:30 of the game to lead the Mountaineers in a late charge that would secure the 81-76 win over the Redhawks.
Berea had four student-athletes score in the double digits. Richard Parker lead the charge with 30 points, Anthony Myrks and Dominique Garmon both ended with 17 and Dyonta Bizzle-Brown had 10. Myrks also picked up 6 assists and 2 steals. The Mountaineers shot 45.6% and hit ten three pointers compared to the Redhawks 42.9% and six threes.
The Mountaineers will be back in action at home when they host the Holiday Inn Express Classic December 11-13. Berea will open up with Union College on Friday, December 11th at 7:00 PM.