Bears pull away to trounce Life: Castle’s big day lifts women to home win

By: 
Teddy Paynter

PIKEVILLE — University of Pikeville overcame a halftime deficit to run away from Life University in the second half for a 97-78 win in a Mid-South Conference game played at the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center on Jan. 27.

The Bears, now 20-2, trailed 39-38 at the break, before scoring 59 points in the second half.

Jordan Perry led four Bears in double-figure scoring with a game-high 25 points. Michael Chambers followed with 23 while Darrion Leslie tallied 17 and Jayvian Delacruz chipped in 11.

Undra Mitchem paced the Eagles (16-7) with 21 points.

 

At Pikeville

SCORE BY HALVES:

LU (16-7)….........................................39  39 – 78

UP (20-2)….........................................38  59 – 97

Scoring:

Life University (78) – David Scott 3 1-2 7; Jay Johnson 3 2-3 8; Undra Mitchem 3(4) 3-4 21; Michael Miller 4 5-5 13; Zach Landis 2(1) 6-8 13; Deven Dorsett 5(1) 3-3 16. Totals: 20(6) 20-25 78.

UPIKE (97) – Chase Parsley 0(1) 0-0 3; Rze Culbreath 1(1) 4-4 9; Da’Rell Domineck 3 0-0 6; Jordan Perry 8(3) 0-0 25; Darrion Leslie 5 7-10 17; Jayvian Delacruz 1(2) 3-4 11; Rodney Hawkins 1 0-0 2; Michael Chambers 3(5) 2-2 23; and Dylan James 0 1-2 1. Totals: 22(12) 17-22 97.

 

UPIKE………….........................79

Cumberlands…....................…58

WILLIAMSBURG — University of Pikeville used a balanced scoring attack to pull away and beat Cumberlands, 79-58, in a Mid-South Conference matchup played at the Rollins Center on Jan. 25.

Darrion Leslie finished with a game-high 17 points as the Bears moved to 19-2. Rze Culbreath followed with 15 while Da’Rell Domineck added 13 and Jordan Perry tallied 10.

Malik Colvin-Seldon tossed in 14 to lead UC (16-4).

 

At Williamsburg

SCORE BY HALVES:

UP (19-2)….........................................32  47 – 79

UC (16-4)….........................................29  29 – 58

Scoring:

UPIKE (79) – Chase Parsley 2(1) 0-0 7; Rze Culbreath 3(3) 0-0 15; Da’Rell Domineck 6 1-1 13; Jordan Perry 5 0-1 10; Darrion Leslie 4(1) 6-9 17; Jayvian Delacruz 0 2-2 2; Rodney Hawkins 3 3-4 9; and Michael Chambers 3 0-0 6. Totals: 26(5) 12-17 79.

Cumberlands (58) – Malik Colvin-Seldon 5 4-5 14; Kaashif English 1(1) 4-5 9; Anthony Eaves 1(2) 1-2 9; Will Gary 1(1) 2-2 7; Bernard Samuel 2 3-4 7; Chance Morton 1(1) 0-0 5; Taylor Gover 0(1) 0-0 3; and Travon Labranche 0(1) 1-3 4. Totals: 11(7) 15-21 58.

 

WOMEN

UPIKE………….........................86

Life University…......................77

PIKEVILLE — University of Pikeville’s Jamie Castle poured in a game-high 36 points, one shy of her career best, to power the Bears to an 86-77 win over Life University in a Mid-South Conference game played at the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center on Jan. 27.

Rachel Lee followed with 17 points and Aundrea Matchen added 12 as UPIKE moved to 11-11.

Kennesha Nichols led the Eagles (7-11) with 25 points.

 

At Pikeville

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

LU (7-11)….............................18  15  22  22 – 77

UP (11-11)…...........................16  26  21  23 – 86

Scoring:

Life University (77) – Kennesha Nichols 4(5) 2-2 25; Tierra Lindsey 5 6-12 16; Shikiya Brown 3(1) 2-2 11; Kayla Kelly 3 0-0 6; Lucy Stone 1(1) 0-0 5; and Sydney Garnigan 4(2) 0-0 14. Totals: 20(9) 10-16 77.

UPIKE (86) – Jamie Castle 6(3) 15-18 36; Aundrea Matchen 5 2-4 12; Elisabeth Latham 2 2-3 6; Kayla Mullins 0(1) 2-2 5; Rachel Lee 2(4) 1-1 17; Emily Baker 2 3-7 7; and Hailey Anderson 1 1-2 3. Totals: 18(8) 26-37 86.

 

UPIKE………….........................54

Cumberlands….......................47

WILLIAMSBURG — University of Pikeville overcame a sluggish first-half performance to rally and beat Cumberlands, 54-47, in a Mid-South Conference game played at Rollins Arena on Jan. 25.

Jamie Castle led the Bears, now 10-11, with a game-high 22 points. Aundrea Matchen finished with 13.

Cheyenne Madden paced UC (13-6) with 13 points.

 

At Williamsburg

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

UP (10-11)…..............................8   7  18  21 – 54

UC (13-6)…...........................…15  8  14  10 – 47

Scoring:

UPIKE (54) – Jamie Castle 7 8-15 22; Kayla Mullins 2 0-0 4; Aundrea Matchen 6 1-1 13; Elisabeth Latham 2 0-0 4; Hailey Anderson 0 3-4 3; Emily Baker 1 2-2 4; and Rachel Lee 1 2-6 4. Totals: 19 16-28 54.

Cumberlands (47) – Brandi Williams 3 0-0 6; Kayla Bruner 1 0-0 2; Shayla Simpson 0(1) 0-0 3; Jasmine Rhodes 4 4-6 12; Callia Croop 0(1) 0-0 3; Ashley Jackson 0(1) 0-1 3; Alani Fisher 0(1) 0-0 3; Megan Morton 1 0-0 2; and Cheyenne Madden 5 3-4 13. Totals: 14(4) 7-10 47.