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.
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.