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WVIAC Saturday Men’s Basketball Recaps

Glenville State 79, Wheeling Jesuit 72

GLENVILLE, W. Va. – Glenville State’s Kevin Gray’s huge day propelled the Pioneers to a 79-72 win over visiting Wheeling Jesuit.

Gray led the victors with a game-high 28 points, 15 of which came from behind the three-point line. Andy Dollman totaled 17 points while Nate Cash amassed 12 points and seven rebounds. Jamel Morris chipped in 10 points and Chris Abney added seven boards. GSC hit 11-of-12 free throws.

Marquis Moore and Obi Ukwuoma each shared team-high honors with 15 points for the Cardinals. Moore pulled down seven rebounds while Ukwuoma added six. Recardo Gaddy chipped in 10 points while Joe Prati pulled down seven boards.

Charleston 79, Pitt-Johnstown 69

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – The University of Charleston recorded a 79-69 road win at Pitt-Johnstown Saturday afternoon.

PJ Reyes poured in a game-high 26 points for the Golden Eagles. Evan Faulkner reached double figures with 13 while Xavier Humphrey came off the bench to net 10. Eladio Espinosa totaled seven points, 15 rebounds and three blocks. The squad registered nine steals in the win.

Nick Novak paced the Mountain Cats with a team-best 19 points. He also added six rebounds. Jordan Miller and Patrick Grubbs each tallied 12 markers. Grubbs had eight rebounds while Miller dished out five assists. UPJ connected on 49.1 percent of its shots from the floor.

Ohio Valley 91, Seton Hill 79

VIENNA, W. Va. – Ohio Valley drained 34-of-65 shots (52.3 percent) from the floor en route to a 91-79 win over Seton Hill.

Austin Cunningham registered a game-high 40 points on 12-of-19 shooting from the floor to lead the Fighting Scots to the win. He also had seven rebounds and five assists. Kendall Allison dropped in 18 points to go with four blocks. Rodney Everage had 15 points, eight boards and four blocks.

Matt Miller paced the Griffins with a team-best 33 points. Chris Giles accounted for 21 points while Nate Bellhy chipped in nine. Giles also had a game-high four steals. Oliver Lewinson garnered eight points and 15 rebounds to go along with three steals. The Griffins made 22 foul shots.

WV Wesleyan 76, Davis & Elkins 65

BUCKHANNON, W. Va. – WV Wesleyan notched a 76-65 win over nearby Davis & Elkins Saturday afternoon.

Colby Wohlleb registered a game-high 19 points to go along with six rebounds for the Bobcats in the win. Raymont McElroy had 18 points. Kelsey Williams notched 18 points and a game-best 15 boards. Reggie Chambers added 14 points for WVWC. The Bobcats sank 54.9 percent of their shots in the game.

In the loss, D’Quan Lynch recorded a game-high 19 points. Ian Pinckney added 12 while Malik Tinsley and PJ Turner each added 11. Mile Ivanic garnered 10 points and eight boards. Pinckney and Turner each dished out three assists.

West Liberty 103, Concord 98

ATHENS, W. Va. – West Liberty held off a great effort by Concord to post a 103-98 win in a tightly contested game Saturday afternoon.

CJ Hester tallied a game-high 29 points and 14 rebounds, helping the No. 2 Hilltoppers to the victory. Shawn Dyer accounted for 23 points while Alex Falk chipped in 18. Tim Hausfeld added 13 markers for WLU, which hit 36-of-72 for the game from the floor. The squad also made 24-of-30 from the charity stripe.

Javaughn Acree-Manuel totaled a team-best 26 points for the Mountain Lions. Cory Willard sank seven shots for 20 points while Romel Kemp added 17. Corey Neeley chipped in 11 to go along with five assists. CU made 39-of-66 shots from the floor in the contest (55.9 percent).

Shepherd 56, WV State 53

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W. Va. – With the game tied at 53 apiece, Brantley Osborne drained a three-point shot with three seconds remaining to send Shepherd to a 56-53 win over WV State.

The Yellow Jackets’ three-point try at the buzzer missed, sealing the victory for the Rams.

Sidney McCray garnered a team-high 19 points in the win while Marcus Pilgrim added 13 to go along with five assists. Osborne tallied 11 points and four assists while Chad Moore totaled 10 points and 12 boards.

Corey Bethea guided WVSU with a team-best 21 points and seven rebounds. David Ford netted 15 points while Delrico Lane and Qua’Darius Fewell each had six boards. Howard Douglas, III, posted seven rebounds.

Fairmont State 87, Bluefield State 68

LOGAN, W. Va. – Fairmont State downed Bluefield State 87-68 in a neutral site affair Saturday afternoon.

The Falcons offense received a trio of double-digit scorers who all scored 20 or more points led by Steve Custis with a game-high 26 points. Custis also added six assists and five steals. Chris Thompson and Isaac Thornton each finished with a double-double as Thompson poured in 25 points and grabbed a game-high 13 boards while Thornton finished with 21 points and 11 rebounds.

The Falcons shot 47.9 percent from the field and edged the Big Blues on the boards 39-38.

Chase Morgan led the Big Blues offense with 20 points while dishing five assists in 40 minutes of action. Vincent Rogers scored 14 and Roy Cooper finished with a double-double, scoring 11 points and grabbing 11 rebounds.

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