Rams crush Asbury in dominating fashion 107-76
Bluefield avenges early season meeting vs. Asbury with 41-point win
Sports Information Department BC
November 22, 2011
Bluefield College Athletics
Sports Information Department
The Bluefield College men's basketball team gave out an old-fashioned "whoopin" on Tuesday evening as the Rams dominated Asbury University in Bluefield 107-76 in front of a nice holiday crowd.
The Rams took the first three minutes to get going, but once they got their juices flowing it was all Bluefield. BC looked to have put the game away half-way through the first half, but the Eagles made a nice run late in the half to narrow the lead down to 12, 50-38.
With the way the first half ended, the Eagles may have thought a quick turnaround was in sight to begin the second frame. The Rams had other plans.
Bluefield came out with high-intensity defensive pressure forcing 22 turnovers to Bluefield's six. Within the first-nine minutes of the second half, the Rams had already outscored Asbury 35-9, behind the electrified sharp-shooting of Kearsten Marion. Marion went 6-6 from behind the arc, and a perfect 11-11 from the field. His 28 points matched Bluefield's Carpenter for the game-high.
Marion's shooting wasn't the only dagger for Bluefield. Second-half spurts by Board and M'bala helped create a huge lead for the Rams as they added to the hot shooting of the Rams. Bluefield went 12-21 from 3-point land, good for 57 percent.
The 31-point win margin was the largest in four seasons for Bluefield men's basketball. The win comes at a huge time in the season for Coach Morgan's side as they open conference play next week at home versus Union College.
Before Union, the Rams still have two road games after Thanksgiving day in South Carolina. The win moves Bluefield to 3-4 overall on the season.