UPIKE basketball roundup

By: 
Teddy Paynter

PIKEVILLE – University of Pikeville’s Darrion Leslie recorded the second triple-double in school history as the Bears cruised past Ohio Lancaster, 103-50, in the finale of the Walter’s Auto Classic played at the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center on Nov. 18.

Leslie finished with 11 points, 12 boards and dished out 10 assists as the Bears moved to 10-0. A victory tonight at home would be the best start for a UPIKE team in Coach Kelly Well’s 12 seasons.

Basil Thompson and Jayvian Delacruz paced the scoring with 16 points apiece. Chase Parsley and Mason Blair followed with 12 each.

Brendan Snyder led OU-Lancaster (3-4) with seven points.

At Pikeville

(Walters Auto Classic)

SCORE BY HALVES:

OUL (3-4)…..32   18 – 50

UP (10-0)……51  52 – 103

Scoring:

OU-Lancaster (50) – Brendan Synder 1(1) 2-2 7; Sean Higgins 3 0-0 6; Gavin Eberhardt 3 0-0 6; Jordan Barr 1(1) 0-0 5; Preston Gothard 2 2-3 6; Cameron Downs 1(1) 0-0 5; Mike Seeger 0(1) 2-3 5; Zach Swartz 1(1) 0-0 5; and Nathan Doerfler 1(1) 0-0 5. Totals: 13(6) 6-8 50.

UPIKE (103) – Basil Thompson 8 0-2 16; Darrion Leslie 4 3-3 11; Da’Rell Domineck 3 1-1 7; Jordan Perry 2(1) 0-0 7; Rze Culbreath 2 0-0 4; Jayvian Delacruz 8 0-1 16; Chase Parsley 3(2) 0-0 12; Mason Blair 3(2) 0-0 12; George Johnson 3 0-1 6; Michael Chambers 1 4-6 6; Dylan James 2 0-0 4; and Austin Combs 1 0-0 2. Totals: 40(5) 8-14 103.

UPIKE……………99

OSU-Chillicothe….45

PIKEVILLE – University of Pikeville landed four players in double-figure scoring as the Bears overpowered OSU-Chillicothe, 99-45, in the Walters Auto Classic played at the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center on Nov. 17.

Jayvian Delacruz tossed in 14 points and Rze Culbreath followed with 13 as UPIKE improved to 9-0. Jordan Perry and Basil Thompson added 10 each.

Anthony Dixon Jr. and Josh Thacker paced OSU-Chillicothe (1-4) with 12 points each.

At Pikeville

(Walters Auto Classic)

SCORE BY HALVES:

OSC (1-4)……14   31 – 45

UP (9-0)………56  43 – 99

Scoring;

OSU-Chillicothe (45) – Anthony Dixon Jr. 3(2) 0-0 12; Mikel Pritchard 2(1) 1-1 8; Enrique Thurman 1 0-1 2; Bilal Barnes 1 1-1 3; Josh Thacker 3(2) 0-0 12; Jordan Johnson 0(1) 0-0 3; and Austin Dulaney 2 1-2 5. Totals: 12(6) 3-6 45.

UPIKE (99) – Rze Culbreath 5(1) 0-0 13; Da’Rell Domineck 4 0-0 8; Jordan Perry 2(2) 0-0 10; Darrion Leslie 2 2-4 6; Basil Thompson 5 0-0 10; George Johnson 1(1) 1-2 6; Michael Antrobus 1(1) 1-2 6; Chase Parsley 2 2-2 6; Jayvian Delacruz 5 4-6 14; Mason Blair 1 0-0 2; Evan Runkel 1 0-0 2; Austin Combs 2 0-3 4; Michael Chambers 2 0-0 4; and Dylan James 1(2) 0-0 8. Totals: 33(8) 9-17 99.

WOMEN

UPIKE…………78

Siena Heights, Mich….67

ADRIAN, Mich. – University of Pikeville used a third-quarter spurt to take the lead away from Siena Height (Mich.) and hold on to capture the Thanksgiving Classic Tournament championship with a 78-67 win over the host Saints in a game played on Nov. 25.

Tournament Most Valuable Player Jamie Castle poured in a game-high 24 points as the Bears moved to 6-4. Kayla Mullins added 14 points while Mia Greatrex chipped in nine.

The Saints, now 2-6, were led by Addyson Tomczak’s 15 points.

At Adrian, Mich.

(Thanksgiving Classic championship)

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

UP (6-4)…..11  17  21  29 – 78

SH (2-6)…..13  14  11  29 – 67

Scoring:

UPIKE (78) – Jamie Castle 4(3) 7-7 24; Rachel Lee 1(2) 0-0 8; Adison Corder 2 3-3 7; Aundrea Matchen 2 0-0 4; Emily Baker 2 0-0 4; Kayla Mullins 1(2) 6-6 14; Mia Greatrex 4 1-2 9; Hailey Anderson 1 2-2 4; and Zaria Hollier 2 0-0 4. Totals: 19(7) 19-20 78.

Siena Heights, Mich. (67) – Azalea Miller 2(2) 4-5 14; Sharmaine Wills 2 2-2 6; Clara Waidley 0(1) 1-2 4; Alyssa Larson 2 0-0 4; Addyson Tomczak 0(5) 0-0 15; Ashley Perry 3 5-7 11; Demi Russell 3 2-2 8; and Taylar McNeal 1 3-5 5. Totals: 13(8) 17-23 67.

UPIKE……………….90

Indiana Northwest…..58

ADRAIN, Mich. – University of Pikeville landed four players in double-figure scoring as the Bears knocked off Indiana Northwest, 90-58, in the opening round of the Siena Heights Thanksgiving Classic played on Nov. 24.

Rachel Lee fired in a career-best 24 points and Adison Corder added 17 as the Bears led from the opening tip while improving to 5-4. Jamie Castle added 14 and Kayla Mullins tallied 10.

The Redhawks, now 4-5, were led by Weslee Wilson’s 19 points.

At Adrian, Mich.

(Thanksgiving Classic)

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

UP (5-4)…..24  23  17  26 – 90

IN (4-5)……18  22  15   3 – 58

Scoring:

UPIKE (90) – Rachel Lee 6(2) 6-6 24; Adison Corder 1(5) 0-0 17; Jamie Castle 4(2) 0-0 14; Aundrea Matchen 1(1) 0-0 5; Emily Baker 1 0-0 2; Kayla Mullins 0(2) 4-4 10; Mia Greatrex 4 0-1 8; Hailey Anderson 1 1-2 3; Taylor Berger 0 3-4 3; and Zaria Hollier 1 0-0 2. Totals: 19(12) 16-19 90.

Indiana Northwest (58) – Weslee Wilson 6(2) 1-1 19; Chloe Salman 2(1) 3-4 10; Gina Rubino 0(2) 2-2 8; Alexis Blake 2 0-0 4; Jayla Crump 4 6-6 14; Kelsey Gushrowski 1 0-0 2; and Ashley O’Malley 0 1-2 1. Totals: 15(5) 13-15 58.

WVU-Tech……………76

UPIKE………………..71

PIKEVILLE – University of Pikeville’s second-half rally against WVU-Tech came up short as the Bears fell 76-71 in the Walters Auto Classic played at the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center on Nov. 18.

The Bears, now 4-4, rallied from 17 points down to pull even at 64 midway through the final period.

Adison Corder poured in a game-high 21 points and Mia Greatrex followed with 14 while Jamie Castle chipped in nine.

Alexandra Combs and Laura Requena led the Golden Bears (5-3) with 15 points each.

At Pikeville

(Walters Auto Classic)

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

WVT (5-3)….24  16  14  22 – 76

UP (4-4)…….15  15  22  19 – 71

Scoring:

WVU-Tech (76) – Alexandra Combs 3(3) 0-0 15; Laura Requena 6 3-4 15; Savannah Shamblin 4(2) 0-0 14; Zjhane West 4 2-2 10; Brittney Justice 1 0-0 2; Katelyn Byrd 2(2) 0-0 10; Whittney Justice 3(1) 0-0 9; and Carlie Biehl-Wilson 0 1-2 1. Totals: 23(8) 6-8 76.

UPIKE (71) – Adison Corder 4(4) 1-2 21; Jamie Castle 4 1-2 9; Emily Baker 1 5-5 7; Aundrea Matchen 3 1-2 7; Rachel Lee 0 2-2 2; Mia Greatrex 6 2-2 14; Kayla Mullins 0(2) 0-0 6; Elisabeth Latham 1 1-2 3; and Zaria Hollier 0 2-2 2. Totals: 19(6) 15-19 71.

UPIKE…………..81

Central Methodist, Mo….72

PIKEVILLE – University of Pikeville jumped out to an early lead and went on to beat Central Methodist (Mo.), 81-72, in the Walters Auto Classic played at the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center on Nov. 17.

Kayla Mullins fired in a game-high 21 points to lead five Bears (4-3) in double figures. Aundrea Matchen followed with 19 while Adison Corder hit for 14. Rachel Lee and Emily Baker added 10 each.

Maria Marquez led the Eagles (3-2) with 20 points.

At Pikeville

(Walters Auto Classic)

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

CM (3-2)…..13  15  16  28 – 72

UP (4-3)……20  18  13  30 – 81

Scoring:

Central Methodist, Mo. (72) – Maria Marquez 3(4) 2-2 20; Brandi Henton 6(1) 3-5 18; Tashawnya Edwards 4 3-7 11; Ana Borges 3 1-2 7; Hunter Liftee 1(1) 2-2 7; Anna Lua Doring-Speranza 2 1-1 5; and Hannah Stephens 1 2-2 4. Totals: 20(6) 14-21 72.

UPIKE (81) – Aundrea Matchen 7(1) 2-5 19; Adison Corder 1(3) 3-4 14; Rachel Lee 1(2) 2-6 10; Emily Baker 4 2-5 10; Jamie Castle 1(1) 0-2 5; Kayla Mullins 3(4) 3-5 21; and Elisabeth Latham 0 2-2 2. Totals: 17(11) 14-29 81.