Hornsby & Turner Join 1,000 Points Club 2/18/2009 Author(s): Jay
In an 81-73 win over #13 Indiana University Southeast (IUSE), Berea’s dynamic duo of guards, senior Cody Hornsby, who averages 16 points per game, and junior Mikah Turner, who averages a conference high 21 points per game, led the Mountaineers with 18 and 24 points, respectively. At halftime, Hornsby was honored for joining the 1,000 point club. Turner scored his 1,000th career point earlier in the season against Transylvania University, a team the Mountaineers defeated in an away game. Berea defeated IUSE 81-73.
Cody Hornsby and Mikah Turner
Cody’s Rise up the Depth Chart- Said coach John Mills, “Cody is one of my favorite stories. In his first year he was at the bottom of the guard depth chart when the coaching staff first evaluated the team. He was 5’11 and very thin and physically weak, but he could handle the ball and somewhat shoot the ball. I liked him because he was a track runner in high school in which he had developed speed and body control. Once we started our fall strength and conditioning program he took a strong interest in developing his body. By the start of his second semester he had passed the players in front of him and earned a starting position. Once he got it he worked even harder to keep it. I attribute his success to his work ethic and the competitor that is inside him. This is why he is one the team captains as well.”
Cody’s Grit- “I feel the most important thing he brings to the table, is his mental toughness. He is always out sized in stature but never in grit,” says Mills. “He has passed this on to the team, which is why we are enjoying the success the team is having this season. I will miss Cody next season.“
Cody’s Career Highs- 28 points against Alice Lloyd College on 2/5/09; six assists against St. Louis College of Pharmacy on 11/3/07; seven rebounds against Asbury College on 2/7/09; four steals against Indiana University Southeast on 2/16/08.
Mikah’s Skills- “Mikah, played center for Mason County his senior season. I feel the success he is having started the day we signed him,” says Mills. “I told him that day that he would be playing on the perimeter at Berea and I wanted him to concentrate on developing his guard skills from that point on. I told him that he needed to work on his perimeter shooting, improve his ball handling skills and his ability to create a shot for himself but more importantly others. He has continued to work on this.”
Mikah’s a Monster- “Mikah is leading the KIAC in scoring with an average of nearly 21 points per game,” says Mills. “I feel the other teams have a tough time matching up with him because of his ability to shoot the three and his ability to post up. Once he fine tunes his ability to get to the bucket he will be a nightmare for opposing coaches to prepare for.”
Mikah’s Career Highs- 35 points against Transylvania University on 12/22/08; five assists against Kentucky Christian on 11/14/06; 14 rebounds against Brescia University on 12/13/08; four steals against St. Louis College of Pharmacy on 1/17/09.