Men's Basketball

College basketball notes: Pikeville nails 17 threes, trounces IU-Southeast

Ivan Aska of No. 24 Murray St. shot over Lipscomb's Justin Glenn. The Racers won their first game as a ranked team in 13 years.
Ivan Aska of No. 24 Murray St. shot over Lipscomb's Justin Glenn. The Racers won their first game as a ranked team in 13 years. ASSOCIATED PRESS

Host Pikeville gave its fans an early Christmas gift in the form of 17 made three-pointers en route to a 95-66 win over Division II Indiana-Southeast.

Host Pikeville (8-4) finished the game 17-for-30 from the arc and forced IU-Southeast into 17 turnovers with 11 steals.

Unselfish play also earned the Bears 24 assists on their 34 baskets.

Pikeville led by as much as 36 before settling for the 29-point win.

Four Bears reached double figures, led by senior Chris McHenry and junior Trevor Setty, who combined for nine three-pointers and had 19 points each.

Kenny Rhymes added 15 points and had a team-best eight rebounds while senior Chris Puckett nailed 3-of-4 from the arc for 13 points.

Indiana-Southeast had only one player in double figures. Sophomore Wes Cox came off the bench for 12 points. Sophomore Joe Lawson had eight points and a team-high eight rebounds.

Pikeville is off until it plays Emmanuel College in Babson Park, Fla on Dec. 29. The Bears return home on Jan. 5 to play Campbellsville in a Mid-South Conference doubleheader.


No. 24 Murray State 89, Lipscomb 65: Ed Daniel and Ivan Aska both scored 16 points and No. 24 Murray State won its first game as a ranked team in 13 years, a victory over Lipscomb on Thursday night.

The Racers (10-0) have coach Steve Prohm off to the best start for a rookie coach in Murray State history.

Isaiah Canaan added 13 points for the Racers, who won their 14th straight non-conference game, a streak dating to February 2009.

Murray State led by 16 points at halftime and pulled away throughout the second half.

The Racers, who forced Lipscomb into 23 turnovers, had 15 steals and 25 assists.


Lindsey Wilson 96, Ohio Christian 39: Lindsey Wilson scored 22 unanswered points in the first half and never looked back en route to a win over visiting Ohio Christian.

The biggest lead for the Blue Raiders (9-3) was 59 points (96-37) as they earned their fifth straight this season. Ohio Christian fell to 8-4 with the loss.

Every Blue Raider who played scored during the 57-point win — Lindsey Wilson's largest margin of victory of the season. The 96 points are also a season-high for the Blue Raiders.

Lindsey Wilson junior Ashley Rainey recorded her first double-double of the season with 17 points and 11 rebounds while playing just 15 minutes.