Davis & Elkins set to play ABU

ELKINS – If inclement weather holds off, the Davis & Elkins Senators will travel to Philippi today to face Alderson Broaddus University in a Great Midwest Athletic Conference doubleheader.

The games were initially scheduled for Saturday, but were postponed due to weather conditions. As of press time, the women’s game is set to start at 5:15 p.m. and the men will play at 7:30 p.m.

Headed into tonight’s game, the Battlers are 12-4 overall and the only undefeated men’s basketball team in G-MAC play with a 6-0 mark. The team hasn’t lost since November.

The Battlers are led by senior Adam Kline, who has 11 double-doubles this season and ranks in the top 10 nationally in double-doubles. He also leads the conference in rebounding with 11.3 per game. Sophomore Malcom Tatum is averaging 15.4 points per game against G-MAC opponents.

The Senators enter the game with a 9-8 overall record and 2-4 in the G-MAC. D&E is led by senior Devin Miller who is averaging 22 points in conference play. D&E leads the conference in defensive rebounds (26.2) and blocked shots (4.5).

In the women’s contest, the Senators are 7-11 overall and 5-2 in G-MAC play. The team is currently riding a three-game win streak.

Senior Jorden Lykes is averaging 15.7 points per game against G-MAC competition, almost four points higher than her overall season average of 11.9 per game.

The Lady Battlers come into their contest at 2-13 overall and 2-5 in the G-MAC. Sophomore Sydney Shaffer leads the team in scoring with 9.8 points per game.