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UPike women’s basketball tops Berea 86-60, Conley scores 1,000th point

PIKEVILLE, Ky. – Senior Brogan Conley led the University of Pikeville women’s basketball team with 17 points and became the newest member of the 1,000-point club as the Bears turned back Berea (Ky.) 86-60 on Saturday at the East Ky. Expo Center.

It’ll be a short break for Pikeville as it returns to action at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday hosting Alice Lloyd (Ky.). The game is being streamed live on Pike TV.

Cheyenne Madden and Kelah Eldridge backed up Conley with 14 and 12 points, respectively. Courtney Haney added eight points and a team-best seven rebounds off the bench. Conley’s layup with 7:39 left to play made it a 63-44 lead and gave her the milestone.

Berea was paced by Johnesha Warren with a game-high 20 points, while Erika Parks joined her in double figures with 15.

UPIKE edged the Moutaineers on the glass 43-39 and outshot them 44.3 to 33.9 percent from the field. The Bears did struggled from behind the arc, hitting just 5-of-24 attempts, while Berea fared no better at 5 for 20.

Berea scored the game’s first basket and went on to lead by 11 points at the 12:18 mark of the first half. It took a 12-0 run from the Bears over the next six minutes to get back in the game for good and eventually gain the lead at 20-19.

Conley and Madden started the spurt with back-to-back layups, followed by a three from Eldridge and 3-point play by Jackson to get within a point. Kandice Porter, who swiped a season-high six steals, gave UPIKE its first lead at 20-19 with 7:44 on the clock.
Before halftime the Bears had lost the lead just once and went into the break up 35-26.

Less than three minutes into the second half, K.K. Butler trimmed the Bears lead to just seven, but a steal and layup by Porter minutes later brought the lead to double digits and it only grew from there.

Jayme Jackson’s three with 4:39 to play made it a 20-point game at 72-52 and the Bears briefly led by 30 on Eldridge’s layup in the final minute. Chelsey Parsons and Parks closed the game with a pair of layups for Berea to get to the final 26-point deficit.

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