Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Berea College Hammers Florida National to Advance to USCAA Semifinals

Berea College knocked off Florida National University 90-75 this afternoon to advance to the semifinals of the USCAA DI National Tournament.

FINAL SCORE: #3 Berea College Mountaineers 90, #6 Florida National University Conquistadors 75

RECORDS: Berea College 17-9; Florida National University 13-15

LOCATION: Penn State Fayette Maltho Gymnasium, Uniontown, Pa.

IN BRIEF: The Berea College Mountaineers defeated the Florida National Conquistadors by a final score of 90-75 in the opening round of the USCAA Men’s Division I National Championship.


The Mountaineers had a 13-5 lead after five minutes of play in the opening half.
Berea was 18-21 from the free throw line in the first half on 14 Florida National fouls.
Florida National had 10 players score in the first half, with Antonio Sims leading the team with seven. However, it was the Mountaineers who led at half by a score of 43-32.
Sims started the second half with two consecutive baskets from behind the arc, sank two free-throws, then stole the ball and scored, cutting Berea’s led to three.
Berea College would answer by going on a 13-point run over the next three minutes to regain their advantage .


Richard Parker of Berea had a game-high 30 points on 8-19 shooting from the floor and 6-12 from behind the arc.
Dyonta Bizzle-Brown added 18 points to for the Mountaineers. Corey Wise had 15 points and Anthony Myrks chipped in with 13 in the winning effort Florida National was led by Antonio Sims with 22 points, three rebounds, and three assists.
William Bunton of Florida National came off the bench to score 16 points on 3-6 shooting from behind the arc and 5-5 from the line.


Berea College advances to face Concordia College Alabama tomorrow, March 2nd at 10:00 P.M. EST in the Men’s Division I semifinals at Main Arena. Florida National will match up against Iowa Wesleyan University in the consolation bracket tomorrow at 10:00 A.M. EST in Main Arena.

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