Bevill rolls behind big second half
by Ben Hamilton
Feb 15, 2011 | 748 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Bevill State-Walker College coach Rick Bolling talks to his team during Monday’s 93-66 win over Marion Military. The Bears are 17-10 this season after finishing 6-22 last season. (Photo by Johnathan Bentley)
Bevill State-Walker College coach Rick Bolling talks to his team during Monday’s 93-66 win over Marion Military. The Bears are 17-10 this season after finishing 6-22 last season. (Photo by Johnathan Bentley)
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The Bevill State-Walker College Bears picked up another home win Monday night.

The Bears improved to 4-1 at home during conference play after topping Marion Military Institute 93-66 at Glen Clem Gymnasium.

Bevill State improved to 17-10 overall and 6-5 in ACCC play.

The Bears need just one more win in their final three games to secure a spot in the ACCC tournament for the first time since the 2006-07 season.

“We are maturing and that’s what you want out of a bunch of freshman,” said Bevill State head coach Rick Bolling. “It took us this long to gel but now we are right where we want to be. For us to go 6-22 last year and be 17-10 now, I’m extremely pleased.”

Bevill State scored 54 points during the second half after taking a 39-30 lead into halftime.

Corey Smith led the Bears with 17 points and four assists while Chris Key added 14 points and pulled down 10 rebounds. Ricky Sears also scored 14 points while Brian Ervin added 10, Kaderius Gunnerson had eight and Torrick Spangler added eight, his season high.

Bevill State finished 32-of-66 from the field (48.5 percent) and went 23-of-32 from the free-throw line (74.9 percent).

The Bears, winners in three of their last four, will travel to Northwest Shoals at 7 p.m. Thursday in another conference matchup. Bevill State currently holds the fourth and final spot for an automatic tournament bid while Lawson State sits atop the conference standings.