WVIAC Tuesday Basketball Recaps

Charleston Knocks Off Johnson C. Smith

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – The University of Charleston registered a 73-66 victory over visiting Johnson C. Smith in a regional contest Tuesday evening.

Tied at the intermission, the Golden Eagles outscored the visitors by seven over the final 20 minutes thanks in part to a great all-around team performance.

Eladio Espinosa led UC with 18 points and 18 rebounds, 11 of which came on the offensive glass. PJ Reyes added 15 while Evan Faulkner netted 11. Marco Richardson had just four points but reached double figures with 10 boards.

Marcus Knott accounted for five points and a game-high seven assists.

UC sank 80 percent of its foul shots to help pull away for the win.

Alderson-Broaddus Drops Non-Conference Contest

PHILIPPI, W. Va. – Despite a solid effort, Alderson-Broaddus was unable to defeat Fayetteville State Tuesday afternoon, falling by a score of 68-59.

The Battlers were paced by Amanda Peoples’ great game. Peoples notched a double-double with 23 points and 11 boards, both of which were game highs. Natalie Smith registered 15 points while dishing out a team-high four assists for the Battlers. Cayla Rhodes put forth a strong effort with 10 points and 10 rebounds to go along with all three of A-B’s blocks.

Leah Hurst recorded four assists while Peoples tallied a team-high two steals.

The Battlers sank 10 three-point tries and netted 11-of-14 charity tosses in the contest.

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