“We needed that win." Such was the assessment of head coach Lena Bramblett following her team’s 83-58 victory Monday over the visiting Berea Mountaineers. The win gave the Patriot women a 10-3 record and broke a brief two game losing streak that came last weekend in conference play.
“We got better on some things we wanted to work on,” added Bramblett. “We did improve some on things we didn’t do well over the weekend.”
Two of those things could have been assists and offensive rebounds – two statistics that jumped from the page of the final stats. The Patriots handed out 17 assists and claimed 23 offensive rebounds. They controlled the boards with a 49-28 advantage over the Mountaineers who fell to 1-12 with the loss.
Berea stayed within striking distance throughout the first half as they trailed 38-28 at intermission. But the Patriots took control quickly as they outscored the Mountaineers 21-6 to start the second period.
Courtney Milam, who was recognized before the game for joining the 1,000 point club, led all scorers with 21 points. Kasei Evans recorded a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds. Janae Howard and Reilly Poirier were also in double figures with 16 and 13 points respectively. Machera Calhoun led the assists barrage with six.
The Patriots are back in action Thursday with a 7:30 game at Midway College.