Wednesday, November 4, 2015

No. 2 Pikeville Hammers Montreat and Ohio-Eastern

University of Pikeville is now 2-0 on the young season following lopsided wins over Ohio-Eastern and Montreat.

Here are recaps from UPIKE:

(2) Pikeville 113 Ohio-Eastern 45

PIKEVILLE, Ky. -- Michael Lewis and Uzonna Akazi delivered a pair of double-doubles off the bench to lead the University of Pikeville men's basketball team past Ohio-Eastern 113-45 on Saturday night at the East Ky. Expo Center.

Lewis posted 18 points and 18 rebounds, while Akazi, playing in his first game for the Bears, finished with 17 points and 12 boards to lead seven Bears who finished in double figures scoring. Macari Brooks tallied 15 points, Jackson Hussey had 12, Marshall Bennett tallied 11 and Dmitri Reaves and Christian Leach both finished with 10.

The Bears (2-0) shot 58.8 percent from the field and 33.3 percent (7-21) from beyond the arc as the Panthers connected on just 27.9 percent of their shots and were outrebounded 67-16.

Cody Schau was the only Ohio-Eastern player to reach double figures scoring with 16 points on 7-of-20 shooting from the field.

Complete Recap

(2) Pikeville 104 Montreat 71

PIKEVILLE, Ky. -- Macari Brooks poured in 28 points to help the 2nd-ranked University of Pikeville men's basketball team improve its home winning streak to 44 games with a 104-71 win over visiting Montreat on Tuesday night in the East Ky. Expo Center.

While Brooks shined with the high point total and K.K. Simmons chipped in with 20 points and four 3-pointers, credit the Cavaliers for giving the Bears their first true challenge of the season as it was only a 3-point game with a minute left in the first half.

Eventually the tide started to turn in the Bears' favor once they wore Montreat down with depth and athleticism, pushing ahead by 19 points 10 minutes into the second half on a three from Brooks, one of two he hit on the night.

The lead was still 19 with just under four minutes to play at 89-70, but the Cavaliers started having real trouble taking care of the ball, allowing UPIKE to go on a 15-1 run to end up at the final 33-point margin.

Montreat got 18 points from Amir Davis and 15 from Ryan Bethoney to lead the upset effort as the team stayed in the game with five 3-pointers in the first half.

Complete Recap

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