Rams goes 1-1 at Pikeville Invitational
Rams faired well versus two Mid-South Conference opponents
Sports Information Department BC
November 13, 2011
Bluefield College Athletics
Sports Information Department
Pikeville, Ky.- The Bluefield College men's basketball team completed a two-game trip to Kentucky on Saturday night with a victory over UVA-Wise 82-73 and a loss to the nation's #1 team, Pikeville College, 93-69.
On Friday evening, the Rams faced mid-south foe UVA Wise at Pikeville in the opening game of the tournament. The Rams started off slow in the first half, as they trailed Wise by seven at the break, 41-34.
The second half was different story as the Rams jumped out early in the second frame to begin its comeback in the final 20 minutes. It was a slow process, but Bluefield crawled back by taking its first lead seven minutes into the 2nd half.
The Cavaliers had trouble with the inside presence of F Bryon Carpenter who finished with a double-double on the night with 29 points and 10 rebounds. Carpenter went 13-17 from the field. Marion was second in points with 18 for BC, while Wilson added 13 points as well.
On Saturday night, the Bluefield Rams would have their hands full as they took the hardwood against the NAIA's top ranked team and defending national champion, Pikeville College.
Up for the challenge, Coach Morgan's team came out of the gates with an impressive first half. Holding Pikeville to only 34 points, trailing only by four points.
Pikeville went inside more in the second half, as they outscored the Rams by 20 points in the second half to defeat Bluefield 93-69 on their home court. Pikeville outscored Bluefield 52-14 in the paint in the game, giving quite an advantage for the defending champs.
The road doesn't get much easier as the Rams will pack up and head out on the road to face NCAA Div I, Charleston Southern, on Tuesday in Charleston, S.C.
The Rams will be back at home next Tuesday, Novemeber 22 at 7:00pm, when they look to avenge an early season defeat and opponent against Asbury (Ky.).
Bluefield moves to 2-4 on the regular season.