Lady Senators moving up WVC ladder

Davis & Elkins is quietly working its way up the West Virginia Conference standings as teams start jockeying for seeding in the upcoming league tournament.

The Lady Senators have won five of their last six games, including Monday’s 19-point win over Ohio Valley, to improve to 10-8 overall and fourth in the WVC with a 9-5 record.

D&E has a trio of key games approaching over the next week – a road tilt at Seton Hill, and a pair of home encounters against Shepherd and league leader Glenville State on Feb. 7.

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Despite losing its last two home games, Alderson-Broaddus remains in the third spot in the WVC men’s standings.

The Battlers (11-5, 9-3 WVC) currently trail league leader West Liberty and Fairmont State entering Thursday’s contest at Pitt-Johnstown.

D&E and Wesleyan, meanwhile, have work to do in securing a higher seed in the league’s postseason tournament.

The Senators are currently 13th with a 5-9 conference mark, while the Bobcats (5-8) stand 10th after losing four straight games.

Kelsey Williams has been a bright spot for Wesleyan and first-year coach Patrick Beilein, averaging 20.4 points and 10.1 rebounds.

D&E will visit Seton Hill on?Thursday. The Bobcats host Fairmont State on Saturday.