Monday, January 5, 2015

No. 4 Pikeville Hammers Florida College; Win No. 200 for Coach Kelly Wells

(4) Pikeville 108
Florida College 72

Final from Temple Terrace, Florida

Game recap by UPIKE:

TEMPLE TERRACE, Fla. -- Kenny Manigault tallied career highs of 31 points and 13 rebounds and UPIKE scored at least 100 points for the eighth time this season as the Bears won 108-71 on the road Monday at Florida College.

K.K. Simmons added 18 points for UPIKE (13-1), while Jackson Hussey and Macari Brooks chipped in with 16 each. The Bears' 108 points were the most given up by the Falcons in the past two seasons as Embry-Riddle (Fla.) was next in line with 101 points in its win on Nov. 11.

Manigault's previous career highs at UPIKE were 27 points at St. Catharine and 11 rebounds against both Campbellsville and IU Southeast earlier this season.

The Bears' road trip continues on Tuesday against Florida National at 7 p.m. ET in Ave Maria, Fla.

Complete stats against Florida College were not immediately available and will be posted at as soon as possible.

Bear Facts

•Tonight's win at Florida College is UPIKE head coach Kelly Wells' 200th in the collegiate ranks, including his one-season at Hawaii Pacific before taking over at then-Pikeville College in 2006.
• The 2013-14 UPIKE Bears scored at least 100 points 10 times, which is the most in recorded history. Already at eight times this season, UPIKE will have at least 16 more games to try and set a new high mark
•While official numbers from Florida College haven't been added, K.K. Simmons entered the game with 50 made 3-pointers. Last season's 3-point leader was Elisha Justice who hit 55 threes for the season. UPIKE's record holder for threes in a season is Josh Samarco with 99 in 2008-09. Simmons currently ranks first in the NAIA in threes made per game (3.8).

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