MC downs Berea, 94-65, behind six double-figure scorers

MC downs Berea, 94-65, behind six double-figure scorers

Maryville College used 45 points off the bench, while taking advantage of key opportunities on Saturday in a 94-65 win over USA South foe Berea College.

The Scots scored 24 points off 19 Mountaineer turnovers and a dominating performance inside the paint to continue their hopes of a USA South championship.

MC shot 52.8 percent (38-of-72), while bucketing 40 points down low compared to just 24 for Berea. They saw six Scots score double figures in the game.

Leading by just six with 5:20 remaining in the first half, Maryville burst through for a 12-1 rally. They took a 49-32 lead, while not allowing the Mountaineers to score a field goal in 4:13.

That burst gave them a 51-37 advantage at the half – one they would only extend in the second half.

Maryville (17-5, 12-1 USA South) was led by Emier Bowman's 17 points, five rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocks. Colt Nokes came off the bench with a near double-double, adding 16 points and eight boards.

Emanuelle Garcia tallied 14 points behind four treys off the bench, as Calvin Songster added 11 points and four assists. Kaleb Estes had 10 points, six boards, four assists and a trio of steals, while Daquan Summers had 10 points, five rebounds, three assists, three blocks and a steal.

Malcolm Walker had eight points and four rebounds, as Dante Hoppa and J.R. Sanders had three points each. Chris Watson had two points and a trio of rebounds.

The Scots shot 52.8 percent (38-of-72) for the game, while notching 11 treys at a 39.3 percent clip.

Maryville held Berea to a 24-of-61 (39.3 percent) effort, as the Mountaineers used a 30.4 percent mark for seven treys.

Berea (7-15, 3-11) saw Travis Hadyn Roe finish the game with 20 points and four rebounds. He was one of four Mountainers with four boards to lead Berea. Torrell Carter had 14 points, as both he and Terique Miller had four assists.

Maryville will look to claim the USA South title and the right to host the conference tournament against Piedmont College. Tipoff for the Feb. 14 matchup is slated for 7:30 p.m.