Coach Hemenway and the Mountaineers were looking for their third straight victory on the season. The Mountaineers also saw junior guard Austin Glasgow and junior forward Jair Jackson dress with the team, who are coming off early injuries.
Berea’s dominance was established early, as the Mountaineers were able to finish the first half leading 43-27 over the Bulldogs. Junior forward Jair Jackson let his presence be known as he woke up the crowd with a powerful dunk early in the first half. Jackson would finish this game with a double-double with 10 points, 10 rebounds, and 3 blocks-shooting perfect from the field. Sophomore guard Dakota Mays also was able to get the crowd to their feet with a clear lane slam-dunk, he would finish with 15 points. Freshman guard Deandre Lightfoot also coming off the bench opened the game up for the Mountaineers with 8 big first half points and stellar defense. The Mountaineers, as a whole, held Boyce College to 30 percent from the field in the first half.
The second half saw the same result: with the Mountaineers putting their foot on the gas. Lightfoot came off the bench and boosting his stats in every way- from scoring to even getting a vicious chase-down block. Senior forward Dyonta “Bizzle” Brown would help keeping the lead by scoring 11 second half points, allowing him to lead the team in scoring over Boyce College and securing the 86-66 victory.
Berea, on Wednesday, November 29th, will travel to Highland Heights, Kentucky to take on last year’s NCAA D1 Horizon League Champion Northern Kentucky University Norsemen. The game will be streamed on ESPN 3. By Jailen Young