Men's Basketball Falls on the Road to Berea
BEREA, Ky. – Asbury made a second-half comeback but Berea took control late en route to an 85-73 Mountaineer victory over the Eagles on Tuesday in the Seabury Center. Asbury trailed 43-35 at the half. The loss snaps a four game winning streak for Asbury.
Asbury (15-10, 6-4 KIAC) started the second half on a 13-1 run in the first five minutes to take a four point lead at 48-44. From that point Berea outscored the Eagles 41-25. Asbury shot 39-percent for the game and only 37-percent after halftime. The Eagles made 8-of-24 three-pointers.
Berea (15-10, 7-3 KIAC) shot 45-percent from the floor led by Seth Beckham’s 23 points. Adam Delph led the Eagles with 19 points on 8-of-18 shooting. CJ Penny came off the bench to score 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting. Penny also grabbed eight rebounds, tied for the team lead with Mitch McLeish. Delph added five assists.
Berea sweeps the season series with the Eagles and leapfrogs the Eagles in the KIAC standings at 7-3. The Mountaineers are effectively two games ahead of the Eagles (6-3) by owning the season series. Berea is currently third in the league with the Eagles falling back to fourth.
Asbury will travel to Alice Lloyd on Thursday for another KIAC game.