Road Warriors

The Davis & Elkins and Alderson Broaddus men’s and women’s basketball teams will be road warriors this weekend.

Playing their first year in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference, the two schools now face tougher road trips than previous years in the state-based WVIAC.

Starting today, games are on tap in Nashville, Tenn., against Trevecca Nazarene and in Owensboro, Ky., vs. Kentucky Wesleyan for the area college teams..

The Senator squads will meet Kentucky Wesleyan this evening, while the Battlers battle Trevecca Nazarene.

The roles will be reversed on Saturday.

“Anytime you can go on the road and get a conference win is big,” D&E women’s coach Jason Asbell said. “It’s really important because the regular-season champion hosts the conference tournament.”

The Senators, along with Kentucky Wesleyan, are the lone unbeaten teams in early league play. The teams have not met during the season but D&E played in the Panthers’ tournament back in December.

“Kentucky Wesleyan is a strong, well-rounded team,” Asbell said. “I think the fact we were able to play in their arena earlier this season will be an advantage for us.”

The D&E men will also have a tough challenge against the league-leading Panthers, who have won eight of their last nine games and enter the contest 9-6 overall and 4-0 in G-MAC play.

Kentucky Wesleyan faced defending National Champion Louisville in an exhibition contest back in October, falling 115-67.

The AB men, meanwhile, are currently second in the G-MAC standings and look to continue their winning ways on the two-game swing.

The Battlers have won six straight contests and sport an 8-4 overall record and 2-0 league slate.