| Mountaineers Lose in KIAC Tournament
No. 2 Indiana University East defeated No.3 Berea College Friday 89-72. IU East (23-8) pushed ahead late in the first half to make it 49-32 over Berea (17-11) at the half. Berea chipped away at the lead to narrow IU Eastís lead to four with five minutes left before a late run sealed the deal.
IU East shot 58 percent on the game compared to 42 percent for their opponent. Tyler Rigby (Bryant, Ind. /Jay County) finished with 31 points after a big 22 point first half. DeCoreo Edwards (Hopkinsville, Ky. /Christian County) scored 12 on the afternoon with four boards. Dustin Overton (Portland, Ind. /Jay County) grabbed eight boards and led the team in rebounds.
Berea shot 50 percent in the second half keeping them close during the middle of the half. Mikah Turner (Maysville, Ky.) had 23 points to lead his team in scoring. Charles Wandera (Kampala, Uganda) put home 20 points and brought in nine boards to lead the rebounding category. Chase Wofford (Harrodsburg, Ky.) also took in seven of the teamís 28 rebounds.
In the women's tournament, no. 3 Alice Lloyd College defeated No. 2 Berea College 89-81 Friday. Berea (17-12) led for most of the way by narrow margins until Alice Lloyd (17-13) took the lead with two and a half minutes left and finished out on a 12-3 run to advance to Saturday. Alice Lloyd 52 percent field goal shooting percentage and a 48-30 rebounding edge kept them in the game and proved crucial late.
Alice Lloydís Camille Cook (Whitesburg, Ky.) had a double with 23 points and 11 rebounds. Bree Fraiser (Louisa, Ky.) made key shots late and finished with 15 points and six assists. Nicole Lutes (Jackson, Ky.) rounded out the top three with 12 points.
Berea had three in double figures for points. Candy Walls (Stanton, Ky. /Powell Co.) scored 20 points and had seven rebounds. Heather Hutchins (Lebanon, Ky. /Marion Co.) scored 15 on a five for ten from the field outing. Annbruce Madden (Lexington, Ky. /Paul Dunbar) assisted eight times and scored 14.