Tennessee Tech 69, Berea 45

Jud Dillard had team highs of 20 points and seven rebounds off

the bench as Tennessee Tech rolled over NAIA Berea 69-45 Monday


Dillard was 7-of-11 shooting, including 4 of 6 from 3-point

range, in 29 minutes of action in the blowout victory. Dillard had

been in the starting lineup in each of Tennessee Tech’s previous


Lanerryl Johnson was the Golden Eagles’ only other scorer in

double figures, finishing with 10, as Tennessee Tech (4-3) got

points from 10 different players.

Berea (7-3) was led by Aaron Ponder with 11 points.

The Mountaineers opened with a 5-0 lead, but the Golden Eagles’

scored the next 19 points and led by as many as 16, 23-7, in the

first 10 minutes.

Berea briefly closed the gap to three, 29-26, shortly before

halftime, but then allowed a 13-0 run and never got closer than 10