PIPPA PASSES, Ky. – Seven different players reached double figures and the team hit more than half its three-point tries as Pikeville College knocked off Alice Lloyd 122-71 Tuesday night.
The Bears hit 18-of-35 from the arc and had a season-high in the scoring column in rolling to the biggest margin of victory in the history of the storied rivalry between these mountain schools separated by only an hour drive.
It wasn’t just the shooting for the Bears, which hit 64 percent from the field. Pikeville forced 21 Eagle turnovers and had 23 assists while turning it over only 11 times in the win.
Pikeville (9-2) bounced back from a disappointing home-court loss to Mid-South Conference opponent Lindsey Wilson on Saturday, and made quick work of the homestanding Eagles.
Sophomore Trevor Setty hit four first-half three-point shots to lead the team with 18 points. Senior guard Vance Cooksey tossed in 15 and added six assists, while senior Justin Hicks moved into 17th place on the school’s all-time scoring list with 13 points tonight.
The remaining four double-figure scorers came off the bench. Senior Quincy Hankins-Cole, junior Kyan Hines and freshman Josh Whitaker all finished with 12 markers each, while junior Kane Belcher tossed in 10.
Senior Daniel Combs led the Eagles with 18 points off the bench, while sophomore Brent Hall added 12.
Pikeville will be back in action on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the East Kentucky Expo Center against OSU-Mansfield. The women’s teams open the day’s play at 11 a.m. The annual Farm Bureau Classic follows the college action.
Alice Lloyd fell to 3-8 on the season.