WV Wesleyan Wins Womens Title

With an 80-65 road win at Fairmont State on Saturday, WV Wesleyan wrapped up the 2011-12 WVIAC regular-season women’s basketball title.

With the top seed in the upcoming tournament, the Bobcats (21-6, 18-4) will have a first-round bye. The squad, which totaled a power rating of 162.73, will not play until Wednesday’s quarterfinal in the Civic Center.

Concord (21-5, 18-4) concluded the regular season with a power rating of 158.18, earning the Mountain Lions a second-place finish. Glenville State posted a mark of 20-6 overall and 18-4 in the league. The Pioneers’ 157.27 gave the team a third-place regular-season finish.

Shepherd claimed the No. 4 spot with a power rating of 128.64. The Rams concluded the regular season with a record of 18-10 overall and 15-7 against WVIAC teams. Fairmont State took the No. 5 spot with a power rating of 113.18. The Falcons completed the regular season at 17-9 overall and 14-8 in league play.

Davis & Elkins’ road win on Saturday gave the team 100 power rating points, good enough for sixth place. The Senators registered a 13-13 campaign and were 12-10 in the WVIAC. Pitt-Johnstown’s win on the final day of the regular season propelled the Lady Cats to a seventh-place finish at 97.73 points. UPJ garnered a 14-12 mark on the year and a 12-10 effort against WVIAC foes. Seton Hill’s 95.91 power rating points put the team in eighth place. The Griffins were 11-17 overall and 10-12 in the conference.

West Liberty recorded a 14-14 overall mark and an 11-11 record in the WVIAC for 94.55 power rating points. The squad garnered the No. 9 seed. Charleston also won 11 league contests and totaled a power rating of 93.18 for 10th place.

WV State took home the No. 11 spot (68.64 points) while Ohio Valley placed No. 12 in the league with 48.18 points. Bluefield State claimed the No. 13 position with 45 power rating points while Alderson-Broaddus (33.64 points) and Wheeling Jesuit (12.73 points) rounded out the regular-season standings.

First-round match-ups are played on the campuses of the higher seeds. All games are slated to be played on Monday.

#1 – WV Wesleyan – Bye
#2 Concord vs. #15 Wheeling Jesuit – 6:30 p.m.
#3 Glenville State vs. #14 Alderson-Broaddus – 7 p.m.
#4 Shepherd vs. #13 Bluefield State – 7 p.m.
#5 Fairmont State vs. #12 Ohio Valley – 6:30 p.m.
#6 Davis & Elkins vs. #11 WV State – 6:30 p.m.
#7 Pitt-Johnstown vs. #10 Charleston – 7 p.m.
#8 Seton Hill vs. #9 West Liberty – 7 p.m.





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