UP AND IN: Mid-South Conference Co-Player of the Year Darrion Leslie (22) put up a free throw against Shawnee State.
Medical Leader│Photo by TEDDY PAYNTER

UPIKE men, women ousted in post-season play at EKEC

PIKEVILLE — Top-seeded University of Pikeville missed a three-point shot taken by Rodney Hawkins at the buzzer as Campbellsville upset the Bears, 67-65, in the semifinals of the Mid-South Conference tournament at the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center on March 3.

The Bears, now 28-4, will enter the NAIA National Tournament in Kansas City, Mo., as an at-large entry.

Rze Culbreath and Darrion Leslie led UPIKE with 14 points apiece while Jayvian Delacruz chipped in 11.

Andrew Smith finished with a game-high 25 points for Campbellsville, now 23-9.

 

At Pikeville

(MSC Semifinals)

SCORE BY HALVES:

CM (23-9)…........................................26  41 – 67

UP (28-4)….........................................27  38 – 65

Scoring:

Campbellsville (67) – Jacob King 1(1) 0-0 5; Jalen Coates 6 1-2 13; Hager Tyler 2 0-0 4; Andrew Smith 9 7-9 25; Shawn Johnson 1(2) 0-0 8; Duke Robinson 1(1) 0-2 5; and Adam Stanford 2 3-4 7. Totals: 22(4) 11-17 67.

UPIKE (65) – Chase Parsley 2 0-0 4; Rze Culbreath 4(1) 3-4 14; Da’Rell Domineck 2 1-2 5; Jordan Perry 3 0-0 6; Darrion Leslie 6 2-5 14; Jayvian Delacruz 2 7-9 11; Rodney Hawkins 3 1-4 7; and Michael Chambers 2 0-1 4. Totals: 24(1) 14-25 65.

 

UPIKE………….........................92

Shawnee State.....................…89

PIKEVILLE — University of Pikeville rallied from 12 points down late in the second half to escape Shawnee State’s upset bid, 92-89, in the quarterfinals of the Mid-South Conference tournament at the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center on March 2.

Jayvian Delacruz led a balanced attack for the Bears, now 28-3, with 18 points. Jordan Perry followed with 17 and Darrion Leslie tallied 16. Rodney Hawkins finished with 15 and Rze Culbreath added a baker’s dozen.

Frederick Moore paced SSU (14-17) with a game-high 25 points.

 

At Pikeville

(MSC Quarterfinals)

SCORE BY HALVES:

SS (14-17).......................................….48  41 – 89

UP (28-3)….........................................51  41 – 92

Scoring:

Shawnee State (89) – Justin Johnson 1 0-0 2; E.J. Onu 4(1) 3-5 14; Frederick Moore 7(3) 2-2 25; Jayllen Carter 5(1) 6-8 19; Bryan Rolfe 0 2-2 2; Selby Hind-Wills 0 1-1 1; Matt Rhodes 3(6) 0-0 24; and Daniel Ester 1 0-0 2. Totals: 21(11) 14-18 89.

UPIKE (92) – Chase Parsley 0(1) 2-2 5; Rze Culbreath 3(1) 4-5 13; Jordan Perry 6(1) 2-3 17; Rodney Hawkins 7 1-2 15; Darrion Leslie 4 8-8 16; Jayvian Delacruz 5(2) 2-4 18; Da’Rell Domineck 2 0-1 4; and Michael Chambers 2 0-0 4. Totals: 29(5) 19-25 92.

 

WOMEN

Cumberland, TN…...................62

UPIKE………….....................….56

PIKEVILLE — University of Pikeville’s late run against Cumberland (Tenn.) fell short in a 62-56 loss in the opening round of the Mid-South Conference Tournament at the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center on March 1.

Aundrea Matchen led a trio of Bears in double figures with 17 points. Hailey Anderson followed with 14 and Jamie Castle chipped in 10 as UPIKE closed out its season at 14-17.

Micah Norris tossed in 17 for the Phoenix (20-10) to share game-high honors with Matchen.

 

At Pikeville

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

UP (14-17)…..........................10  12  11  23 – 56

CU (20-10).…..........................18  17   9  18 – 62

Scoring:

UPIKE (56) – Aundrea Matchen 5 7-8 17; Hailey Anderson 5 4-5 14; Jamie Castle 3 4-8 10; Adison Corder 1(1) 2-2 7; Kayla Mullins 1(1) 2-4 7; and Taylor Berger 0 1-2 1. Totals: 15(2) 20-29 56.

Cumberland, TN (62) – Micah Norris 7(1) 0-0 17; Kaitlin Oliver 3 5-6 11; Ant’Treasia Patton 1(1) 6-6 11; Kyra Tucker 2(2) 0-0 10; Kerrice Watson 1 4-4 6; Cydney Goodrum 1 3-6 5; and Carli Codner-Pinto 1 0-0 2. Totals: 16(4) 18-22 62.