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.
Saturday will mark the final regular season game in the career of Katie Jo Dockery. Dockery will be honored along with the lone senior on the men's team, Tyler Maggard in between the two games. Dockery has started in each game over the last two seasons and has mae 144 3-pointers in her four-year career. The Oakwood, Virginia native has been near perfect from the free throw line as a senior. Entering Saturday she has missed just five foul shots and is shooting 86.1 percent from the charity stripe. Dockery is an education major with a concentration in mathematics, upon graduation this May she plans to continue to stay involved with the game of basketball.
WISE, Va. – The UVa-Wise men's tennis team has been selected to finish sixth in the preseason coaches' poll released by the Mountain East Conference on Thursday. West Virginia Wesleyan was tabbed as the preseason favorite.
WISE - - The seemingly never ending snow storm that has struck the eastern part of the United States has led to more cancelations in the athletic department at UVa-Wise.
WISE -- Heading into its inaugural season, the UVa-Wise women's lacrosse team has been picked to finish fourth in the first ever Preseason Mountain East Conference Poll. By becoming the sixth member of the league, the MEC will conduct a championship for the first time in 2015.
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W. Va. – A career-high 24 points from senior Tyler Maggard was not enough for UVa-Wise in a 97-92 loss to Shepherd University on Monday in the Butcher Center.
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - - Alex Weakland scored a game-high 19 points while also leading all players in rebounds with 17 as she led Shepherd to a 74-63 Mountain East Conference victory over UVa-Wise at the Butcher Center Monday.
WISE - - With two games left to play, Shepherd sits one game out of first place and in a tie for second place in the Mountain East Conference standings. The Rams enter winners of five of their last six games, including a 66-52 win over Concord University on Saturday. Shepherd has used a balanced scoring attack to surge to the upper tier of the MEC. The Rams have five players averaging at least nine points a contest. Coach Jenna Eckleberry's team ranks second in the league in fewest turnovers at 14.6 per game.
Storylines – Shepherd University gameShepherd University is coming off of a 62-53 loss to Concord University entering Monday's game against UVa-Wise. In that game, the Rams hadthree players finish in double figures. Shepherd was led by Austin Cunningham who finished with a team-high 19 points, three assists and twosteals. Ryan McTavish added 10 points and seven rebounds, while Steffen Davis also finished with 10 points. The Rams shot 32.7 percent from thefloor and went 11-11 from the free throw line against the Mountain Lions. On the season, Morgan McDonald is scoring 15.5 points per game andpulling down 7.2 rebounds a game to lead Shepherd, while Austin Cunningham is averaging 13.9 points and 4.3 assists per game. The Rams arescoring 77.5 points per game, while allowing 78.7 from opponents.
FAIRMONT, W. Va. – Fairmont State University shot 51.9 percent from the floor en route to a 98-54 victory over UVa-Wise at the Joe Retton Arena on Saturday.
FAIRMONT, W.Va. - - Host Fairmont State opened the game on a 15-2 run and never trailed in an 84-69 Mountain East Conference victory over UVa-Wise at Joe Retton Arena Saturday. The Fighting Falcons shot 52.4 percent from the floor and led by as many as 23 points in securing a season series sweep.
Storylines – Fairmont State University gameFairmont State University is coming off of a 95-82 loss to Concord University entering Saturday's game against UVa-Wise. In that game, the FightingFalcons had three players finish in double figures. Fairmont was led by Nick Harney who finished with a team-high 23 points, seven rebounds, foursteals and one block. Thomas Wimbush added 21 points, 10 rebounds, four blocks and two steals, while Jamel Morris finished with 20 points andsix assists. The Fighting Falcons shot 48.4 percent from the floor and 42.9 percent from beyond the arc against the Mountain Lions. On the season,Morris is scoring 18.4 points per game and pulling down 3.8 rebounds a game, while Nick Harney is finishing with 17.4 points and 6.4 reboundsper game. Fairmont is scoring 82.3 points per game, while allowing 79.1 from opponents.