January 13, 2010
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Transylvania freshman guard Barrett Meyer scored a career-high 33 points Wednesday and smashed the school record for three-point baskets in a game, leading the Pioneers to a 92-63 win over Mt. St. Joseph in men's Heartland Conference basketball action at the Beck Center.
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Transy is 9-6 overall, and 5-2 in HCAC play, while the Lions are 7-7, 2-4 HCAC.
Meyer had seven threes and a career-high 21 points in the first half, then shattered the old record of nine threes in a game set by Rod Runyon in 1990 with four more in the second half, helping Transy build leads of as much as 36 points over the overmatched Lions.
After tying the record with a trey at the 5:57 mark, Meyer broke the mark with a pair of long-distance shots from beyond NBA distance on the right side. His 10th triple made it 85-52 with 4:16 to play, then he hit again from a step further out for his 11th and final bucket at the 3:54 mark, pushing the lead to 88-55.
Meyer was 11 of 15 overall and 11 of 12 from long-range. He also had six rebounds, one assist, and two steals, helping Transy shoot 64.8 percent (35 of 54) for the game, including 16 of 23 treys. Senior Tim Tierney added 14 points, six assists, and five rebounds while freshman Brandon Rash contributed 12 points.
Michael Romes led the Lions with 20 points. The Lions shot 44.4 percent from the field and made six of 19 threes but it wasn't enough as Transy established a season scoring high with its 92 points.
With Meyer hitting all seven of his three-point attempts and seven of 10 shots overall, the Frankfort freshman surpassed his career scoring high with 21 first-half points, boosting Transy to a 49-31 lead at intermission. The Pioneers led by as many as 26 in the opening period behind blazing shooting, canning 18 of 26 for over 69 percent.
Mt. St. Joseph, which fell behind 25-6 nine minutes into the contest, hit 55.6 percent for the half but trailed by double digits for all but 3:39 of the period. Michael Romes led the Lions with seven first-half points.
Tierney had seven points and five assists in the first half and Chris Owens added six points. Transy also had a 22-9 edge in points off turnovers in the first half. With his 14 points, Tierney moved to 965 for his career.
Meyer's previous career high was 19 points against Hanover. He also surpassed his career record for field goals in a game (six) and treys in a game (six), also set against Hanover. Runyon's nine threes came on Dec. 1, 1990, against Central State.
The Pioneers are back in HCAC action on Saturday, traveling to Manchester to take on the Spartans at 8 p.m.