Davis & Elkins women register sixth straight win
ELKINS – The Davis & Elkins women’s basketball team won its sixth straight game Saturday with a 78-71 victory over G-MAC foe Ursuline at the McDonnell Center.
Jorden Lykes posted her second consecutive double-double with 20 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Senators. Stephanie Wooten and Sharmaine Baker each added 14 points, while Ashley Bowles chipped in with 13 points.
Emma Ricketts paced Ursuline with 15 points and 19 rebounds. Erica Huber (13), Brianna Woods (12), Katie Capello (11) and Jenny Grigsby (11) also reached double digits in scoring for UC.
D&E will host Cedarville 5:30 p.m. Thursday for a league game.
Bluefield St. 66, AB 47
PHILIPPI – The Alderson Broaddus women’s basketball team lost to non-conference opponent Bluefield State College, 66-47, on Saturday.
Natalie Smith paced the Battlers with 10 points and three assists.
AB will host G-MAC foe Central State at 5:15 p.m. Thursday.
Fairmont St. 70
Wesleyan …. 56
BUCKHANNON – Four Fairmont State players reached double digits in scoring Saturday, en route to a 70-56 victory over West Virginia Wesleyan in Mountain East Conference action.
Halley Garrett paced the Falcons with 22 points. Hallie Gunnoe connected for 13 points, Emily Lohr and Brianna Innocent contributed 12 points each, and Makenzie White added 11 points.
Wesleyan’s Brittany Williams scored 14 of her team-high 18 points in the first half.
Wesleyan will travel to Shepherd at 5:15 p.m. today.
D&E 70, WVU Tech 65
ELKINS – Devin Miller’s 27 points helped Davis & Elkins claim a 70-65 victory over West Virginia Tech Saturday at the McDonell Center.
Kevin Bracy-Davis pulled down a team-leading 11 rebounds and blocked five shots for the Senators, while Aleks Vasilijevic grabbed 10 rebounds. Brian Dixon added 13 points..
Stephen Coles paced the Golden Bears with 22 points.
The Senators (9-9) will host Cedarville at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in a G-MAC play.
AB 83, Bluefield St. 63
BLUEFIELD – Alderson Broaddus University won its 12th straight game Saturday, defeating non-conference adversary Bluefield State College, 83-63, at Ned Shott Gymnasium.
Sophomore Richard Lemon tallied a season-high 22 points. Lemon was 10-for-17 from the floor, grabbed 11 rebounds and had four assists.
ABU (14-4) never trailed in the contest and compiled an 11 point advantage at halftime. The blue and gold connected on 53 percent of its shot attempts in the opening period and Lemon paced the offense with 12 points.
Sophomore Malcolm Tatum scored 11 points in the second half, six of which came from the charity stripe.
Treon Claiborne led the Blues with 15 points. Samuel Ouedraogo nabbed 28 rebounds.
Adam Kline scored 16 points, while sophomore Thylas Perkins added 13.
ABU will host Central State University at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in G-MAC play.
Fairmont St. 64
Wesleyan ….. 57
BUCKHANNON – Brendan Cooper registered a double-double Saturday to power Fairmont State over West Virginia Wesleyan, 64-57, in Mountain East Conference action.
Cooper came off the bench to tally to score 17 points and grab 11 rebounds. Guard Stevie Browning led the Falcons in scoring with 18 points.
Tanner McGrew and T.J. Thompson paced Wesleyan with 14 points each. McGrew added seven rebounds and three block shots.
Wesleyan shot 36 percent from the floor and Fairmont forced 15 turnovers.
Fairmont held a 28-27 advantage at halftime. The Falcons opened the second half with eight unanswered points and kept the lead for the remainder of the game.
Wesleyan travels to Shepard College today for a 7 p.m. tilt.