PIKEVILLE, Ky. – Senior guard Vance Cooksey had the best game of an impressive start to his Pikeville College career in leading the Bears to a 108-71 win over Glenville State College Wednesday night.
The Chicago native finished with 32 points, seven assists, six rebounds and four steals in the win, which improved the Bears to 3-1 on the season.
For Glenville State, an NCAA Div. II member of the WVIAC, the loss came in the season opener.
Cooksey got solid support on a night which saw the Bears hit 49.3 percent from the field, 83.3 percent from the line and force 24 Pioneer turnovers. Senior Carlos Woodard came off the bench to turn in a double-double, scoring 10 points and grabbing 12 rebounds.
Junior Trevor Setty tossed in 19 points, while sophomore Landon Slone came off the bench for 11 points and five rebounds.
Pikeville was credited with 17 steals in the win, with Cooksey leading the way. But Woodard had three as did freshman Tyler Newsome, whose steals came in seven minutes of playing time.
The Pioneers had two players in double figures, led by senior Justin Caldwell’s 17. Senior Nick Dent hit three three-point shots to finish with 12.
The Bears have some time off before resuming regular-season play, returning to the court and the Pikeville College Gym on Friday, Nov. 19 when they host the BB&T Classic.
Alice Lloyd will be the foe that night at 8 p.m., with a Saturday night matchup with Bluefield College that tips at 7 p.m.