Berea 67, North Park 60
1st Half Stats:
In the first quarter, Berea and North Park traded baskets for the first three minutes of the game to make the score 8-7 with Berea in the lead. Kiley Barnard rained the boards with 12 points to end the half, followed by Briana Lanham with 8 points and Kelsey Tippitt with 7. In the beginning of the second quarter, the Mountaineers started on a 13 to 2 run to pull ahead 27-20. Although the Vikings were getting on the board, Berea finishes strong to lead 37 to 32 at the half.
2nd Half Stats:
Moving into the third quarter, Bear racked up the first six points to take a 43-32 lead. The Vikings managed to get stop Berea's run but it wasn't enough to compete with the Mountaineers as they finished the game with a 7 to 1 run from the free throw line to defeat the Vikings.
Berea advances to play UW Stout in the championship game of the North Park University Tournament. Berea jumped all over the Blue Devils in the quarter, taking a 22-8 lead by the end of the quarter. Moving into the second quarter, the Mountaineers defense falls short leaving the Blue devils with a 33-29 lead into the half. Berea came back in the third to pull to within 51-50 but Stout lit up the boards to win the game: 64 Stout 59 Berea
Kiley Barnard led the Mountaineers with 20 points and 5 assists
Mountaineers were 90.9% from the free throw line.
Berea made a name for themselves in the NPU thanksgiving tournament in the North Park Gym, they took care of business with a finishing record of 3-1.
Up next, Berea hosts Lagrange at the Berea College Sports Complex, Friday, November 30 for an 6:00 P.M. start