Wilmington, OH- The men's basketball team fell on the road against the Wilmington College Fighting Quakers, 85-72.
After seeing the first basket go in for the opposing team, the Mountaineers opened the game on a 12-4 run as 15:23 ticked on the clock. The opposing Fighting Quakers regained the lead off a 14-2 scoring rally to go ahead 18-14. The deficit soon turned to double digits before a Richard Parker jump shot moved it back to single digits, 28-20. Twelve first half turnovers helped Wilmington head into halftime with a 42-26 advantage.
Berea came out of the intermission blazing as back-to-back three-points jump shots from Parker and Dyonta Bizzle-Brown cut the lead to just 10, 42-32. The scoreboard changed to 46-32 in favor of the Fighting Quakers before the Mountaineers used a 16-8 scoring advantage ending with a Anthony Myrks-Brewer layup to cut the deficit to just six, making the score 54-48 with 12:18 remaining in the game. The rally fell short for Berea though as Wilmington scored eight of the next ten points to push their lead back out to double digits, 62-50. Jair Jackson scored 12 points in the second half but another scoring spurt for the Fighting Quakers allowed them to walk off the court with the win.
Myrks-Brewers led three Mountaineers in double figure scoring with 15, along with 12 each from Parker and Jackson. Terique Miller was the team leader in assists with four while Jackson finished with a team-high nine rebounds and three blocks.
The team returns to the Seabury Center for their next action against Boyce College on Tuesday, November 29th. Tip-off is set for 7:00 PM on Roland Wierwille Court.