| Few Baskets, but Lots of Food & Toys
BC basketball fans entered Seabury Center with high expectations... and cans of food... and toys.
Over seven boxes of food were collected at last night's doubleheader basketball game.
Players were encouraged to bring in canned foods or unopened toys as donations before participating in the doubleheader at Seabury Center. Faculty, staff, students, and fans were also encouraged to make a contribution upon entering, and were given raffle tickets for various prizes. The prizes included one night stays at several local hotels, dinner for two at Cracker Barrel, Walmart and Papa Leno's gift certificates, and smaller door prizes including key chains and ornaments. The drive was a success, having collected more than seven boxes of food, several toys, and about $160 in cash donations. The donations were presented to the Berea Community Family Resource Center to be distributed during the holiday season.
The men's game against in-state rival Centre was a tale of two halves. The Mountaineers looked strong early and ended the first half down by only seven (31-24). Berea's offense all but vanished in the second half as they were outscored 38-18. Thomas Klimas was back for his second game since his ankle injury and scored a team high 10 points while grabbing 5 rebounds. Guard Melvin Brown also scored 10 points and was the only other Mountaineer is double figures. The difference in this game proved to be Berea's poor shooting (30.8%) and lack of ball distribution with only four assists for the game. The final score of 69-42 leaves Berea with a 3-4 record this season.
The next Mountaineer game is on December 3, when BC will take on the University of the Cumberlands at 7:30 in Seabury Center.
The Lady Mountaineers showed improvement in their match against Savannah College of Art and Design. After an intense first half, the score was 46-38 in favor of the Lady Mountaineers. They maintained a steady lead throughout the entire game, pulling away with a final score of 95-73.