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WISE, Va.-- Two new coaches, a new philosophy, and six returners make up this year's men's basketball team at UVa-Wise. Second-year coach Blake Mellinger enters this season after having a full off season to implement his plans on both the offensive and defensive end of the floor. The former Cavalier forward has hired a pair of new assistants in Nathan Edick and Drew Absher to help the team implement a full-court man-to-man defense and an up-tempo offense.
WISE, Va.-- Entering its second season in the Mountain East Conference, the UVa-Wise women's basketball team is full of optimism and youthful experience. Coach Kristin Kunzman's squad returns four starters from last year's 10-18 team.
WISE - - Sophomore outside hitter Karley Allen has been named First-Team All-MEC. The Lanexa, Virginia native led the Mountain East Conference in kills with 394 and ranked seventh in the league in digs per set with 3.71.
ABOUT UVA-WISESophomore linebacker Zack Blair continues to rank among the MEC leaders in tackles and tackles for loss. The former Skyline High School product is third in the league with 87 tackles and leads the conference in tackles for loss with 23.5. The 23.5 stops for loss are the second most in a single-season in UVa-Wise history. Blair needs three tackles for loss to equal the number Shane Kilgore posted in the 1996 season. Freshman running back Carlton Griffith is getting stronger as the season winds to a close. Griffith has carried the ball a combined 88 times in the last three games and has rushed for 100 yards or more in each contest. Last week, the Mt. Vernon High School product ran the ball a season-high 32 times for 105 yards and a touchdown.