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Mountaineers Win Big @ Homecoming

Before a large homecoming crowd, the men and women basketball teams blew out the competition.

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Coming off a win on the road against Virginia Intermont, the Lady Mountaineers defeated the Ohio State-Newark Titans in a homecoming rout, 114-55.

Senior Guard Candy Walls lead all scorers with 17 points and seven steals. Through Berea's first three games, Walls is leading the conference (KIAC) in scoring (25 pts.), rebounding (12.6) and steals (5.3).

Junior guards Heather Hutchins and Annbruce Madden each scored 15 points for Berea, who bested the Titans in every statistical category.

Berea forced 37 turnovers while building a 65 point lead late in the second half. The Lady Mountaineers also did not allow a single three pointer from the Titans.

Following the big homecoming win, the Lady Mountaineers lost a heart-breaker to University of Cincinnati-Clermont. Walls again led Berea with 30 points followed by Annbruce Madden's 26, but the Lady Mountaineers could not stop the Cougars' shooting 57 percent from the field. Berea led by 10 at halftime.

The Lady Mountaineers now go on the road for their next five games before returning home on Nov. 25 to face Milligan College.

The men's team defeated the Boyce College Bulldogs, 95-49. The Mountaineers built a big lead early and cruised to a lop-sided win on homecoming night.

Senior Guard Cody Hornsby led all scorers with 20 points. Sophomore forward Chase Wofford scored 19 points and grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds. Wofford also made some defensive highlights, including a blocking a shot into the eight row.

The Mountaineers gained an early lead and built on it by quick passes the found open shooters. In total, the Mountaineers had 25 assists, nine of which came from senior guard Cory Schlesinger.

Junior guard Mikah Turner and senior center Charles Wandera rounded out the scoring with 16 and 10 points, respectively.

The Mountaineers go on the road for their next two games before returning home to play St. Catherine College on Nov. 22.

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