WVIAC Thursday Basketball Recaps

West Liberty 70, Bluefield State 68

BLUEFIELD, W. Va. – West Liberty fought off a late run by Bluefield State to record a 70-68 win Thursday night.

Kayla Ayers had a huge game for the Hilltoppers, posting 19 points and 12 rebounds in the win. She also dished out seven assists and swatted four shots. Hillary Southworth netted 16 points while Jenn Cessna totaled 13 markers. Emily Blevins totaled 11 points and six rebounds. Erica Hershberger dished out five assists. WLU sank 12 three-point shots in the win.

Shae Mebane guided the Lady Blues with 27 points and a game-high 13 rebounds. Charlene Diggs tallied 14 points while Kelli Morgan chipped in 10. Dragana Tomic netted eight points. BSC connected on 22-of-25 shots from the charity stripe.   

Pitt-Johnstown 86, Ohio Valley 68

VIENNA, W. Va. – Pitt-Johnstown connected on 53.2 percent of its shots in the game en route to an 86-68 road win at Ohio Valley.

Leading the way for the Lady Cats was Kaitlynn Fratz, who poured in a game-high 24 points to go along with six assists. Sara Trimarco netted 18 points and narrowly missed a double-double with nine assists. Nicole Carman tacked on 14 points for UPJ. The Lady Cats totaled 20 assists against just 12 turnovers.

The Fighting Scots were guided by Dakeisha Mann’s 18 points and game-high 13 rebounds. Amber Avery almost had a double-double with 16 points and nine boards while Andrea Collins chipped in 12 markers. For OVU, 16 of the team’s 38 rebounds came on the offensive glass.

Glenville State 92, Fairmont State 78

GLENVILLE, W. Va. – Glenville State registered a 92-78 home win over visiting Fairmont State Thursday evening.

Tenisha Wilson tallied 27 points, eight rebounds and four assists in the win for the Pioneers. Mishae Miles accounted for 16 points and 12 rebounds while Danielle Woodmore had 11 points and a game-high 12 assists. Kenyell Goodson netted 13 points and Ginny Petties had 12 off the bench. Beth Deren added 11 in the win. GSC sank 13 three-point buckets.

Hailey Garrett registered 16 points and 10 boards to lead FSU. Briana Welch contributed 15 while Emily Lohr netted 13. Kelsi Wright amassed 12 points and four assists to go along with a team-high three steals.  

WV State 75, Seton Hill 70

INSTITUTE, W. Va. – WV State snapped a four-game losing streak to notch a 75-70 win over Seton Hill in WVIAC action.

The Yellow Jackets were paced by Jasmine Blanton’s 24 points and six rebounds. She also dished out four assists. Jordan Brock netted 14 points while Sissy Wagner posted 13. Channell Mackey totaled eight points and four assists.

Tiara Stossel accounted for a team-high 20 points and six assists for the Griffins. Katie Gattuso notched 15 points and 10 boards. Paige Alviani netted 15 points while Clare Berenato amassed 13 points and six rebounds.

WV Wesleyan 72, Alderson-Broaddus 61

BUCKHANNON, W. Va. – WV Wesleyan used a huge second half to overcome a six-point deficit at the break, downing Alderson-Broaddus 72-61.

Lydia Bridenbaugh recorded a game-high 27 points to go along with a team-high seven rebounds in the victory. Jamie Kaufman added 19 points and five assists. Danae Hill also dished out five assists. As a team, the Bobcats drained 44.4 percent of their attempts.

In the loss, Amanda Peoples totaled 17 points and six rebounds. Natalie Smith added 10 points and had five of the team’s 10 assists. Cayla Rhodes almost had a double-double with eight points and nine rebounds.

Shepherd 52, Charleston 50

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W. Va. – Shepherd scored 10 of the last 11 points of the game to post a 52-50 win over Charleston.

The Rams were guided by Katie Biggs’ 15 points and seven rebounds in 31 minutes of action. Twelve of her points came from downtown. Emily Daniel totaled seven points while Gabby Flinchum grabbed 10 rebounds. Flinchum also swatted three blocks and picked off five passes.

The Golden Eagles were paced by Lauren Davis, who totaled 15 points. Erika Rousculp had seven points and a game-high 15 boards. Marilene Lapierre sank nine points. Nichole Perry also had seven points while Tiffany Scott had six points and two blocks.  

On Thursday, Charleston, Glenville State, Pitt-Johnstown, Seton Hill, West Liberty and WV Wesleyan all netted WVIAC victories Thursday evening.  

Pitt-Johnstown 93, Ohio Valley 71

VIENNA, W. Va. – Pitt-Johnstown drained 57.1 percent of its shots en route to a 93-71 win at Ohio Valley.

Jordan Miller paced the victors with 20 points. Bill Luther went six-of-seven from downtown for 18 points. Patrick Grubbs added 16 points and nine rebounds while Nick Novak also hit for 16 points. He also dished out five assists. Paul Weatherly chipped in 10 points and nine rebounds.

Trey Vaughn connected on 18 points in the loss for the Fighting Scots. Austin Cunningham connected on five shots for 14 points. He also dished out a team-best five assists. Kendall Allison swatted five of the team’s eight blocks.  

Glenville State 80, Fairmont State 59

GLENVILLE, W. Va. – Glenville State sank 10 three-point shots and posted an 80-59 victory over Fairmont State.

Kevin Gray led the way with 26 points in the win for the Pioneers. Nate Cash tallied 16 points and 15 rebounds while Andy Dollman chipped in 13 points. He and Jamel Morris each dished out four assists apiece. GSC hit 18-of-22 free throws.

Steve Custis guided the Falcons with a team-high 20 points. He hit all three attempts from behind the arc. Isaac Thornton hit for 18 points while Melvin Rhodes chipped in nine points.

Seton Hill 67, WV State 51

INSTITUTE, W. Va. – Seton Hill went on the road and defeated WV State 67-51 Thursday night.

Chris Giles scored a game-high 26 points and dished out five assists for the victors. He also pulled down eight rebounds. Matt Miller hit the nets for 17 points. Oliver Lewinson scored just seven points but corralled a game-high 18 rebounds and seven blocks.

In the loss, Corey Bethea led the home squad with 15 points and three blocks. Delrico Lane amassed 11 points, 10 rebounds and four steals. Robbie Lewis netted eight points and pulled down a team-high 11 boards.  

Charleston 77, Shepherd 72

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W. Va. – The University of Charleston shot 60 percent in the second half to overcome a halftime deficit en route to a 77-72 win at Shepherd.

Eladio Espinosa scored a team-high 16 points and pulled down seven rebounds in the win for the Golden Eagles. PJ Reyes and Xavier Humphrey each accounted for 14 points. Evan Faulkner chipped in eight. Philip Outley had five assists. The squad totaled nine steals.

In the loss, Chad Moore scored a game-high 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds. He also dished out five assists. Sidney McCray also totaled 15 points and eight boards while Brantley Osborne tallied 15 markers. The Rams connected on 47.5 percent of their shots.

West Liberty 134, Bluefield State 93

BLUEFIELD, W. Va. – West Liberty improved to 18-1 on the season with a 134-93 road win at Bluefield State.

In the win, C.J. Hester poured in a game-high 31 points to go along with 11 boards while Cedric Harris chipped in 25. Shawn Dyer netted 19 points while Mark Shadowens totaled 15. Nick Brown and Keene Cockburn tallied 13 and 10, respectively. The Hilltoppers shot 60 percent for the game, including 68.3 percent in the first half. The squad dropped 79 points in the first 20 minutes.

The Big Blues were guided by Chase Morgan’s team-best 19 points. Vincent Rogers garnered 16 points while Roy Cooper and Alex Webb each hit for 14. Cooper narrowly missed a double-double with nine rebounds. BSC sank 29-of-36 free throws in the game and hit 41.4 percent from the floor.   

WV Wesleyan 72, Alderson-Broaddus 66 (OT)

BUCKHANNON, W. Va. – WV Wesleyan registered a 72-66 overtime win against Alderson-Broaddus Thursday night.

Mike Washington led the victors with a team-high 16 points. Raymont McElroy and Kelsey Williams each totaled 14 points. Williams notched a double-double with 10 boards. Colby Wohlleb registered 13 points while Reggie Chambers added 10.

Nate Barnes posted a game-best 18 points in the loss. Casey Ainslie totaled 16 points while Kurklin Bohanon netted 14. Roy Brown amassed a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Barnes also dished out a game-high five assists.

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