Berea, KY- #9 Berea used double-digit scoring from four of five starters to walk off the court victorious against Ohio Mid-Western College 93-72. The win snaps a three-game losing streak.
Dyonta Bizzle-Brown scored the first five points for the Mountaineers which helped the team open the game with a 9-2 lead. Bizzle-Brown moved the score to 11-4 when he flew into the paint and threw down a monstrous putback dunk off a rebound of a missed three-point shot. Two consecutive jump shots from the visiting Rams brought the visitors within three points of the lead before three straight jump shots behind the line from Richard Parker gave Berea a ten point cushion, 20-10. Over the next couple of minutes the teams exchanged baskets and at the 9:17 mark, the score read 30-24 in favor of the Mountaineers. The next seven minutes of the game saw Berea go on a 19-4 run which ended with four consecutive points from Anthony Myrks-Brewer to move ahead 49-28. As the teams went to the locker rooms for halftime, the scoreboard saw the Mountaineers ahead 49-32.
A 17-2 scoring rally to over the first six minutes of the second half by Berea, which included points from Corey Wise, Parker, Bizzle-Brown, Nick McCollum and Terique Miller, put the Mountaineers ahead 66-34. The largest lead for Berea came at the 12:24 mark off a Stephen Butts four-point play of 37 points, 73-36. A Gabe Hinton three-point play pushed the Mountaineers to the 80 point barrier, making the score 80-48. Berea scored their 90th point of the game at the 2:30 off a free thrown from McCollum to take a 30 point advantage, 90-60. Alex Atlen and Jacob Keibler got in on the scoring action as well, helping the Mountaineers walk off of Roland Wierwille Court with the 21 point victory.
Parker, who recently scored 1,600 points for his career and moved to 12th place on the all-time scoring list, moved his career total to 1,646 with his 21 point effort tonight, including 5 three-point baskets. Along with Parker, Myrks-Brewer (16), Bizzle-Brown (14) and Miller (11) also finished with double-digits scoring. Bizzle-Brown and Wise tied for the lead in rebounds with seven each. Currently ranked 7th in school history in assists, Myrks-Brewer moves just seven assists from 400 careers assists with his five assists tonight. Parker led the way on the defensive end with four steals while Bizzle-Brown finished with two blocks.
Berea (10-6) return to the road for their next game as they travel to Ohio University-Chillicothe in Athens, OH. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30 PM.