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WISE, Va. -- The Rams had three players finish in double figures Saturday as Shepherd University beat UVa-Wise 80-65 at the Prior Center.
WISE - - Visiting Shepherd University held UVa-Wise scoreless for over six minutes in the second half to post a 71-55 Mountain East Conference victory at the Prior Center Saturday afternoon.
STORYLINES – SHEPHERD UNIVERSITY GAMEThe Rams enter the contest 9-4 overall and 4-3 in the Mountain East Conference. Shepherd is led by senior Morgan McDonald who is scoring 18.4 points per game and grabbing 6.6 rebounds per game. Most recently, the Rams came up a little short in a 102-83 loss to West Liberty University on Thursday. In that contest, West Liberty was able to hold McDonald to seven points and three rebounds. Steffen Davis led the way for the Rams, he went two for two from the free throw line and connected on two 3-pointers to score a team-high 18 points while Skyler Roman added 16 points.Freshman Gavin McTavish also assisted the pair with seven points and six rebounds. As a team, Shepherd is making 7.2 3-pointers a game and grabbing 34.4 rebounds per game. Overall, the Rams are scoring 82.2 points a night while allowing 80.2 points.
Storylines – Shepherd University GameShepherd enters coming off its first Mountain East Conference loss of the season, a 90-87 setback at West Liberty on Thursday. The loss dropped the Rams into a tie for first place in the MEC with the Hilltoppers. With nine wins already, Shepherd has already surpassed its win total from a year ago by five. The turnaround has come under first-year coach Jenna Eckleberry who has her team sharing the basketball. The Rams are averaging 13.92 assists per game while scoring 72.9 points per night. The team uses a balanced scoring attack as five players are averaging over 10 points per game. Morgan Arden leads the offensive charge, scoring 12.8 points a night. Saturday's game will come less than 48 hours after the Rams played the Hilltoppers 350 miles away from Wise.
INSTITUTE, W.Va. – The Yellow Jackets had three players finish in double figures Thursday as West Virginia State University beat UVa-Wise 90-77 at the Walker Convocation Center.
INSTITUTE, W.Va. -- In a game of runs, UVa-Wise provided the final one by outscoring host West Virginia State20-6 over a seven minute stretch late in the second half to score a 72-58 Mountain East Conference win on Thursday.
STORYLINES – WEST VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY GAMEThe Yellow Jackets enter the contest 1-12 overall and 1-3 in the Mountain East Conference. West Virginia State is led by junior Dominic Phillips who is scoring 16.4 points per game and grabbing 4.9 rebounds per game. Most recently, the Yellow Jackets came up a little short in a 65-63 loss to West Virginia Wesleyan College on Monday. In that contest, Markee Mazyck connected on six free throws and three 3-pointers to score a team-high 21 points while Phillips added 18 points, five assists and four steals. Senior Damion Harris also assisted the pair with five points and five rebounds. As a team, West Virginia State is making 5.8 3-pointers a game and grabbing 40.4 rebounds per game. Overall, the Yellow Jackets are scoring 70.2 points a night while allowing 79.2 points.
Storylines – West Virginia State GameThe Yellow Jackets enter the contest coming off of back-to-back Mountain East Confernce wins. Most recently, West Virginia State posted a 51-45 road victory over West Virginia Wesleyan. Shealyn Shafer leads the attack for the Yellow Jackets as she is averaging a team-high 12.7 points a night while also grabbing 7.3 rebounds a contest. As a team, West Virginia State relies heavily on its defense. The Yellow Jackets are limiting opponents to 36.8 percent shooting and 62.4 points per game.
WISE - - Kailee Howe's jump shot with 1:55 to play gave visiting West Liberty University a lead it would not relinquish as the Hilltoppers posted a 77-71 win over UVa-Wise at the Prior Center on Monday.
WISE, Va. – Nationally ranked number one West Liberty proved its ranking valid in its 113-82 victory over UVa-Wise at the Prior Center on Monday.
WISE - - Sophomore linebacker Zack Blair has been named to the Virginia Sports Information Directors Association All-State Team. A first-team honoree, Blair tied the single-season school record for tackles for loss with 26.5, the number lead the Mountain East Conference and his 95 total tackles were a team-high.
Storylines - West Liberty GameThe natinoally ranked number one Hilltoppers enter the contest 10-0 overall and 5-0 in the Mountain East Conference. West Liberty is led by junior Seger Bonifant who is scoring 27.5 points per game and grabbing 4.4 rebounds per game. Most recently, the Hilltoppers ran away with an 113-107 overtime victory over Concord University on Saturday. In that contest, Bonifant connected on nine free throws and three 3-pointers to score a game-high 30 points while CJ Hester added 27 points and 12 rebounds. Sophomore Brandon Smith also assisted the pair with 14 points and five rebounds. As a team, West Liberty University is making 12.9, 3-pointers a game and 19.2 free throws per game. Overall, the Hilltoppers are scoring 107.7 points a night while allowing 85.1 points.
Storylines – West Liberty GameWest Liberty enters the game one game out of first place in the Moutnain East Conference and coming off its finest peformance of the season. On Saturday, the Hilltoppers rolled to a 90-65 win at Concord behind a 30-point scoring performance by Liz Flowers. West Liberty shot 49.2 percent from the floor in the win while making 12 shots from beyond the three-point line. The 'Toppers were the preseason favorite to win the MEC and were ranked ninth in nationally in the preseason. Flowers had led the way on offense for West Liberty, as her 24.3 points per game leads the MEC.
WISE - - Wheeling Jesuit used a 23-5 run to close out Saturday's game en route to a 56-49 Mountain East Conference victory over UVa-Wise at the Prior Center.
WISE, Va. – Wheeling Jesuit shot 47.8 percent from the floor and limited UVa-Wise to 37 percent shooting as they defeated the Cavaliers 76-63 on Saturday at the Prior Center.
Storylines – Wheeling Jesuit GameWheeling Jesuit enters one game over the .500 mark at 4-3 but stands 1-2 in MEC play. Jaila Bryant enters as the leading scorer for Wheeling Jesuit as she averages 15.2 points a contest. The guard has not played since December 16th, having missed the Cardinals' 84-61 win over Ohio Valley on December 20. As a team, Wheeling Jesuit has three players averaging double figures and leads the league in shooting percentage at 48.8 percent. One area Wheeling Jesuit has struggled in is rebounding, the Cardinals enter last in the league in offensive rebounding at 10 per game while ranking 11th of 12 schools in defensive rebounding at 25 per contest.
Storylines – Wheeling Jesuit GameThe Cardinals enter the contest 5-3 overall and 1-2 in the Mountain East Conference. Wheeling Jesuit University is led by Eric Siefert who is scoring 20.1 points per game and grabbing 4.0 rebounds per game. Most recently, the Cardinals ran away with an 87-74 victory over Ohio Valley on Saturday. In that contest, Siefert connected on five free throws and four 3-pointers to score a game-high 25 points while Kyle Ritz added 16 points and seven rebounds. Junior Tim Goff also assisted the pair with 14 points and 12 rebounds. As a team, Wheeling Jesuit University is making 7.6 3-pointers a game and 17.4 free throws per game. Overall, the Cardinals are scoring 84.5 points a night while allowing 78.0 points.
WISE – Sixth ranked Lincoln Memorial University shot 61.2 percent from the floor and scored 66 second half points en route to a 107-55 victory over UVa-Wise on Sunday.
BRISTOL , Tenn. - - King University used a full court trapping press to post a 21-2 run to close out the first half en route to a 54-38 non-conference women's basketball victory over UVa-Wise Saturday.
STORYLINES – KING UNIVERSITY GAMEThis will be the first meeting between the two schools since the 2009-10 season when the Tornado swept a pair of meetings. King enters a game over the .500 mark at 5-4 and has used a balanced scoring attack in the early part of the season. Coach Josh Thompson's squad has four players averaging eight or more points a game led by Arnelle Collins and Tia Keltt who both average 9.7 points per game. Most recently, the Tornado upended Lincoln Memorial 61-41 as Whitney Mitchell and Bonnie Durrett combined to score 29 points in the victory. The win halted a two-game losing skid for King. Through four home games, the Tornado have posted a 3-1 record.