Bryan Men’s Basketball gets win over Berea Friday night in a Non-Conference game.
Bryan struggled with defense in the first half and trailed at the half by a 44-40 margin. In the second half the Lions dialed up the defense and built up a lead and held off Berea down the stretch for a hard earned 78-73 win.
We played good defense in the second half and that resulted in a win.
Coach Don Rekoske – Bryan Lions
Brandon Cole and Derick Walker led the way for Bryan with 36 and 25 points each. Walker added 11 rebounds and Cole 6 rebounds. Robert Triono added 7 points and 4 assists. Other scorers for Bryan were Sharp (4), Maryland (3), Landers (2) and Tuck (1). Coach Don Rekoske said “We played good defense in the second half and that resulted in a win.”
Bryan shot 56% from the field and added 23-29 free throws, highlighted by Brandon Cole’s 14/15 from the line. Bryan held Berea to 40% from the field and won the rebounding battle 36-26. For the season Brandon Cole is averaging 24.91 points and 11.41 rebounds per game. Since beginning play in the Second Semester, Derrick Walker has averaged 15 points, 11 rebounds, 2.68 assists and 2.88 steals per game.
Bryan is now 7-4 in conference play and 12-10 overall. They next play Point out of West Point, Georgia on Wednesday at 7:30 pm.
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Game Photos by Gary Bolden.