COLLEGE BASKETBALL: UPIKE men fall in double OT

JACOB BROWN

The University of Pikeville men’s basketball team saw an eight-point lead get away in overtime and Cumberland (Tenn.) rallied to force a second overtime and the Phoenix went on to down the Bears, 90-86, in a Mid-South Conference matchup played on Saturday night.

Jordan Perry poured in 24 points to lead UPIKE, now 1-2. Malcolm Green followed with 17 and Taevon Horton net 15. Jacob Brown added a double-double with 13 points and 13 boards.

The Bears return to Appalachian Wireless Arena to host Campbellsville (3-1)in a 6 pm tipoff on Tuesday night.

At Lebanon, Tenn.

SCORE BY HALVES

UP (1-2)…..37  33  (11)  (5) – 86

CU (2-2)…..36  34  (11)  (9) – 90

Scoring:

UPIKE (86) – Jordan Perry 5(2) 8-9 24; Malcolm Green 6 5-6 17; Taevon Horton 2(3) 2-5 15; Jacob Brown 3(1) 4-4 13; Christian Sweazie 0 2-2 2; Jamir Simpson 3 2-2 8; Darius Love 1(1) 0-0 5; and Kenyon Stone 1 0-0 2. Totals: 21 (7) 23-28 86.

Cumberland (90) – Tavon King 6(3) 13-14 34; Tyler Byrd 2(4) 4-4 20; Aaron Ridley 4(1) 6-10 17; T.J. Stargell 2(1) 1-2 67;Isaac Stephens 2 2-4 6; and Jaylen Negron 1(1) 1-2 6. Totals: 17(10) 26-34 90.

Next up: UPIKE (1-2) vs. Campbellsville (3-1), 6 pm, Dec. 8.