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BUCKHANNON, W.Va. – West Virginia Wesleyan used a 20-5 run late in the second half to post a 74-59 victory over the Cavaliers on Saturday.
BUCKHANNON, W.Va. - - Led by a team-high 17 points by Taylor Sandidge, UVa-Wise placed five players in double figures en route to an 84-74 win over West Virginia Wesleyan at the Rockefeller Center on Saturday.
STORYLINES – WEST VIRGINIA WESLEYAN GAMEWest Virginia Wesleyan has just one win in its first 14 games thus far. The Bobcats lone win came on January 17 against Urbana. Most recently, coach Michael Bari's squad fell 83-77 to defending Mountain East Conference Champion Glenville State. Wesleyan ranks near the bottom of the league in most statistical categories. One bright spot for the Bobcats has been Adrian Cunningham who is scoring 14.6 points per game. Cunningham's point total ranks ninth in the MEC while teammate Mari Stewart is grabbing 8.1 rebounds a night to rank sixth in the conference.
Storylines – West Virginia Wesleyan GameWesleyan is coming off of a 71-66 loss to Glenville State University entering Saturday's game against UVa-Wise. In that game, the Bobcat were led by Taylor Price who had a team-high 18 points and five rebounds. Chris Dewberry assisted Price finishing with 16 points, while Tanner McGrew added 15 points and 14 rebounds. On the season, McGrew is scoring 13.2 points per game and corralling 12.3 rebounds a night. The Bobcats are scoring 61.0 points per game and grabbing 33.1 rebounds per game.
WISE - - Senior first baseman Bill Steven has been named a Preseason Second-Team All-Atlantic Region honoree by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. The award comes following a junior campaign that saw Steven hit .344 with a team-high 28 RBI.
ATHENS, W.Va. - - Concord University built a 47-20 halftime lead and limited UVa-Wise to 7-30 shooting from the 3-point line en route to a 92-55 Mountain East Conference win Thursday night.
ATHENS, W.Va. - - Host Concord University limited UVa-Wise to 25 percent shooting while out-rebounding the visitors 51-34 en route to a 57-40 Mountain East Conference win Thursday night.
Storylines – Concord GameConcord enters Thursday's game losers of eight of its last nine contests. Like UVa-Wise, the Mountain Lions are in need of a league win. Concord has won just one Mountain East Conference game since defeating West Virginia Wesleyan on December 7. Coach Kenny Osborne's team has had difficulty scoring from the peremiter. Through 15 games, the Mountain Lions have made 223 3-pointers while making the three at a 25.3 percent clip. Concord is led by Jacqueline Kestner who is scoring 13.1 points and grabbing 9.4 rebounds per game. Kestner is one of two players who is averaging near a double-double, teammate Kylie Molisee is scoring 10.5 points and collecting 9.8 boards a night.
Storylines – Concord GameConcord has won three in a row and four of its last five contests entering Thursday's tilt with UVa-Wise. Most recently, the Mountain Lions used a 20-20performance from Jametrius Wade to claim an 88-73 road victory over West Virginia State on Saturday. On the season, Wade is scoring 12.4 points pergame and corralling 8.6 rebounds a night. Wade is part of five Mountain Lions who are averaging in double figure scoring. Concord's Aaron Miller isscoring a team-high 19.6 points a night which ranks fourth among all Mountain East Conference players. The Mountain Lions have used their ability toput the ball in the basket to post a 10-5 record thus far. As a team, Concord makes 50.3 percent of its shot attempts which ranks second in the league.
WISE-- One lucky UVa-Wise fan could win $529 in a Virginia529 College Savings Plan (Virginia529) account for showing off his or her basketball skills. The prize includes two tickets to the men's basketball game against Urbana University on January 31 and the opportunity to attempt five shots in 29 seconds. If the contestant makes all five shots, he or she wins the $529 college savings account.
WISE - - Friday, UVa-Wise lost a very special human being. Brock Funk, who aided the Cavalier baseball team to consecutive regional tournament appearances and ranks second in school history in pitching wins passed away.
WISE - - Saturday's game at the Prior Center between UVa-Wise and visiting Charleston featured 56 fouls, 78 foul shots,four players fouling out, and one team finishing the game with just five players. Charleston eventually outlasted UVa-Wise, 80-75 in overtime.
WISE, Va. -- The Golden Eagles had four players in double figures Saturday to defeat the Cavaliers 85-48 at the Prior Center.
Charleston will bring the Mountain East Conference's top-ranked defense to the Prior Center on Saturday. The Golden Eagles are allowing a league best 56.4 points per game while holding opponents to 36.5 percent shooting from the field. Using its defense, coach Adam Collins' squad has raced out to an 11-4 mark and 6-3 record in the MEC. Charleston has won three of its last four entering the contest and is led on offense by Nichole Perry who is scoring 13.9 points per game. The Golden Eagles have been enjoying a big edge on the boards all season as well, through 15 games Charleston is out-rebounding its opponents by over seven rebounds a game.
Storylines – University of Charleston GameThe Golden Eagles enter the contest 11-4 overall and 6-3 in the Mountain East Conference. The University of Charleston is led by junior AleksanderKesic who is scoring 12.4 points per game and grabbing 6.3 rebounds per game. Most recently, the Golden Eagles shot 40.9 percent from behind thearc and 85 percent from the line to defeat Notre Dame College 82-66 on Monday. In that contest, Chris Evans led the way for the Golden Eagles ashe went two for two from the free throw line and connected on two 3-pointers to score a team-high 18 points while junior Jevonte Hughes added15 points and a game-high 15 rebounds. Junior Tino Ditrapana and Kesic also assisted the pair with 12 points each. As a team, the University ofCharelston is making 6.8 3-pointers a game and grabbing 38.7 rebounds per game. Overall, the Golden Eagles are scoring 75.4 points a night whileallowing 65.7 points.
WISE - - Emily Lohr scored a game-high 21 points to lead a trio of Fighting Falcons in double figures as Fairmont State posted a 69-56 win over UVa-Wise at the Prior Center on Monday.
WISE, Va. – The Cavaliers had four players in double figures Monday, but came up just short to fall 75-62 to Fairmont State University at the Prior Center.
WISE – The UVa-Wise Athletic Department invites faculty, staff, students, alumni and other fans to meet and talk with student athletes and coaches during this academic year's second "Meet the Highland Cavalier" event following the men's and women's basketball games on Saturday, January 17 in the Prior Convocation Center at approximately 6 p.m.
STORYLINES – FAIRMONT STATE UNIVERSITY GAMEThe Fighting Falcons enter the contest 8-6 overall and 5-3 in the Mountain East Conference. Fairmont State is led by junior Jamel Morris who is scoring 18.0 points per game and grabbing 4.4 rebounds per game. Most recently, the Fighting Falcons came up a little short in a 94-91 loss to Concord University on Saturday. In that contest, Morris led the way for the Fighting Falcons as he went eight for eight from the free throw line and connected on five 3-pointers to score a game-high 29 points while senior Chase Morgan added 21 points.Senior Nick Harney also assisted the pair with 19 points and four rebounds. As a team, Fairmont State is making 7.8 3-pointers a game and grabbing 34.1 rebounds per game. Overall, the Fighting Falcons are scoring 80.7 points a night while allowing 78.4 points.
Coach Steve McDonald's Fairmont State squad has three players averaging over 15 points per game, led by Emily Lohr's 16.1 points per game. Lohr's 16.1 points a night ranks fifth in the Mountain East Conference. As a team, the Falcons have been getting done on both ends of the floor. Fairmont State ranks third in the league in scoring offense at 77.1 points per game while ranking second in scoring defense at 62 points a contest. The Falcons have won six consecutive games entering Monday's game at UVa-Wise, including a 74-55 win at Concord University Saturday afternoon.