CHARLESTON, W.Va. - - Top-seeded West Liberty and ninth-seeded UVa-Wise hooked up for the third time this season in the quarterfinal round of the 2015 Mountain East Conference Tournament Thursday inside the Charleston Civic Center. The first two meetings were decided by a combined eight points and Thursday's battle matched the previous two meetings.
Senior Katie Jo Dockery made sure that her career would not come to a close Tuesday at Concord. The Oakwood, Virginia native scored all 14 of her points in the opening half as UVa-Wise raced out to a 15-point lead at intermission. In total, five Cavaliers scored in double figures, led by Taylor Sandidge who made 12-16 free throws en route to 18 points. Kayla Carey fell one rebound shy of a double-double in the win as she tallied 10 points and nine boards. It marked the second consecutive season that UVa-Wise has went on the road and won an opening round tournament game. Last season, the team traveled to South Euclid, Ohio and defeated the Falcons. UVa-Wise and West Liberty played twice in the regular season with the Hilltoppers winning both meetings. However, the combined margin of victory was just eight points in the two meetings.
ATHENS, W.Va. - - Senior Katie Jo Dockery scored all 14 of her points in the first half as ninth-seeded UVa-Wise knocked off eighth-seeded Concord 77-59 in the opening round of the 2015 Mountain East Conference Women's Basketball Tournament at the Carter Center Tuesday.
GLENVILLE, W.Va. – Glenville State University defeats UVa-Wise 92-64 in the first round of the Mountain East Conference Tournament on Tuesday at the Waco Center.
WISE - - Winter weather continues to wreak havoc on the spring sports schedule at UVa-Wise. Men's tennis, baseball, and softball are the sports impacted by the recent changes.
UVa-Wise junior Blair Harding was named a First-Team All-MEC selection on Monday. The Baltimore native averaged a team-high 16.4 points per game and ranked seventh in the league in scoring. Harding scored 10 or more points in 22 games, including scoring 20 or more on nine occassions. Her 75 made 3-pointers ranked second in the league and were a team-high. Harding is due to have a solid game against the Mountain Lions, she averaged six points per game in the two regular season meetings this season. UVa-Wise has fared well on the road, having won four of its eight MEC games away from the Prior Center.
Storylines – Glenville State GameGlenville State University is coming off of a 75-49 victory over West Virginia Wesleyan entering the first round of MEC action on Tuesday against UVa-Wise. In that game, the Pioneers had three players finish in double figures. Glenville was led by Reggie Williams who finished with a game-high 14 points, four assists and three steals. Donte Morales added 13 points and three steals, while Sedric Nady finished with 10 points. The Pioneers shot 61.7 percent from the floor and 42.9 percent from beyond the arc against the Bobcats. On the season, Morales is scoring 18.4 points per game and pulling down 5.3 rebounds a game to lead Glenville, while Reggie Williams is averaging 14.3 points each per game. The Pioneers are scoring 78.7 points per game, while allowing 76.4 from opponents.
WISE - - UVa-Wise junior Blair Harding has been named a 2014-15 All-MEC First-Team selection for her performance during the regular season. The Baltimore native averaged a team-high 16.4 points per game while adding 6.2 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game. Her points per game average ranked seventh in the league.
BARBOURVILLE, Ky. - - Union College erased a six-run deficit in game one to outlast UVa-Wise 9-8 in extra innings before scoring five first inning runs of game two to claim a 6-1 darkness shortened victory in the finale to sweep a doubleheader at Jerry Carey Stadium. The pair of games were the first for UVa-Wise this season, coach Hank Banner's squad had missed its first eight games due to snow.
BANNER ELK, N.C. – Host Lees-McRae College posted a 9-0 non-conference men's tennis victory over UVa-Wise on Sunday. The Bobcats (1-6) did not lose a set in singles action and won all three doubles matches against the Cavaliers (0-2).
BANNER ELK, N.C. – The UVa-Wise women's tennis team traveled to Banner Elk, North Carolina Sunday to take on Lees-McRae College. The Bobcats did not lose a set against the Cavaliers.
BELMONT, N.C. – Junior Junetta Nuckels claimed the only win for UVa-Wise in single play as Belmont Abbey College claimed a 6-3 win at Reidy Tennis Center on Sunday.
WISE - - Following an inaugural Mountain East Conference campaign that saw his team post a 16-29 overall record and a 13-24 mark in league play, coach Hank Banner's Highland Cavaliers hope experience will lead to better results in 2015. The team has been picked to finish 10 in the league in a preseason poll conducted by the league's coaches after placing ninth in 2014.
BELMONT, N.C. – Belmont Abbey College did not lose a set to UVa-Wise in men's tennis action on Saturday as they claimed a 9-0 win. Andrii Rutnytskyi had the strongest showing of the day for the Cavaliers as he lost 6-0, 7-5 in number one singles to Conner McMann.
WISE - - UVa-Wise will begin its pursuit of the Mountain East Conference Tournament crown on Tuesday when the number nine seed Cavaliers visit number eight seed Concord in a 7 p.m. tip-off.
YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. - - History was made Saturday afternoon as UVa-Wise competed in its first ever women's lacrosse game at Young Harris College. Rachel Cole scored the first goal in program history with 13:46 to play in the opening period in an 18-3 defeat.
WISE - - Concord University used an 11-0 run to break a 34-34 tie mid-way through the second half to post a 65-48 win over UVa-Wise at the Prior Center Saturday. The win secured the eighth seed in next week's Mountain East Conference Tournament for the Mountain Lions and secured a season-series sweep of the Cavaliers.
WISE, Va. - Concord University had four players finish in double figures on Saturday to defeat UVa-Wise 74-59 in the Prior Center.
WISE - - Winter weather has forced more schedule changes in the athletic department at UVa-Wise. Three sports have altered their schedule for this weekend, including moving the home opener for both the softball and baseball team.
Storylines – Concord University gameConcord University is coming off of a non-conference 83-57 victory over Davis & Elkins College entering Saturday's game against UVa-Wise. In that game, the Mountain Lions had three players finish in double figures. Concord was led by Rob Reed who finished with a game-high 19 points. Aaron Miller added 14 points, Paul Byrd finished with 10 points and six assists, while Terry Hopewell added 11 rebounds and four steals. The Mountain Lions shot 42.9 percent from the floor and 46.7 percent from beyond the arc against the Senators. On the season, Miller is scoring 18.4 points per game and pulling down 3.4 rebounds a game to lead Concord, while Mike Boyd and Rob Reed are averaging 13.3 points each per game. The Mountain Lions are scoring 81.5 points per game, while allowing 75.2 from opponents.