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Battlers, ’Cats drop league tilts

ELKINS — Trevecca Nazarene built a 13-point halftime advantage and never looked back in claiming a 79-68 win over Alderson Broaddus Thursday at the McDonnell Center on the campus of Davis & Elkins College.

Adam Webb had 19 points and nine rebounds for the Trojans (3-21 and 3-12 G-MAC).

Reed Smith chipped in 18 points and Austin Wills 15 points and five assists.

Malik Bocook had 19 points, Bruce Spruell 12 points and four assists and K.J. Walker 10 points and seven rebounds for the Battlers (7-17, 5-10).

AB will return to play at 3 p.m. Saturday against G-MAC foe Kentucky Wesleyan at Salem University.

W.Va. State 97, WVWC 87

INSTITUTE — Glen Abram fired in 33 points to lead West Virginia State past West Virginia Wesleyan on Thursday night.

Anthony Pittman added 26 for the Yellow Jackets, who trailed 37-31 at the half.

Luka Petrovic had 31 and Dusan Vincentic 24 for the Bobcats, who will host Charleston on Saturday for another MEC contest.