Wednesday, January 7, 2015

No. 4 Pikeville Blows By Florida National

(4) Pikeville 114
Florida National 91

Final from Ave Maria, Florida

Game recap by UPIKE:

AVE MARIA, Fla. -- UPIKE's post-holiday road trip to the Sunshine State ended in style on Tuesday as it rocketed past Florida National 114-91 behind season-high 61.3 percent shooting from the field.

The Bears topped Florida College 108-71 on Monday, making it a perfect 2-0 trip, while improving to 14-1 on the season. Earlier in the day, UPIKE learned it remained fourth in the NAIA Top-25 Poll for the second straight week.

Florida National hit 10 threes and the Bears committed 21 turnovers, both season highs, but K.K. Simmons was too good with 29 points, including five threes, to help UPIKE avoid a loss. Led by Simmons, the Bears outshot FNU from the field 61.3 to 48.6 percent.

Kenny Manigault added 19 points and five assists for UPIKE and Macari Brooks finished with 17 points and five rebounds. Christian Leach was big off the bench, coming away with 10 points and a team-high six rebounds. Both teams finished with 31 boards each for the game.

Regan O'Rourke had a bid night too for Florida National (8-8), tallying 26 points and hitting six 3-pointers, while Josh Hogan came away with nine points and a game-best nine rebounds.

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