Feb. 20—Trey Minter scored a game-high 34 points, but the Berea College men's basketball team couldn't come up with a win Friday on the road.
The Mountaineers (0-7, 0-7 USAS) shot just 35 percent from the field and suffered a 94-65 loss to USA South Conference rival Piedmont College (9-6, 6-2 USAS) in Demorest, Ga.
Berea had a 7-2 lead early and was up 29-24 with 8:20 left before halftime after a Minter lay-up. The Lions ended the half on a 21-2 run to take a 45-31 lead.
The Mountaineers trailed by as much as 31 points in the second half.
Minter was 11-of-17 from the field, five-of-eight from three-point range and 7-of-9 at the free throw line.
M.J. Embree had 12 points and seven rebounds. Jarel Montgomery had nine points. Terique Miller and Aaron Leake had four points each and Tyler Boggs had two points and five rebounds.
Piedmont shot 54 percent from the field and was 9-of-27 from three-point range.
The teams are set to meet again at 1 p.m. today in Demorest, Ga.