No. 1 West Liberty 115,
No. 9 Shepherd 74
CHARLESTON, W. Va. - West Liberty registered 72 first-half points en route to a 115-74 win over No. 9 Shepherd in the fourth WVIAC quarterfinal of the day.
Alex Falk netted a team-best 20 points to go along with five rebounds, four assists and four steals in the win. C.J. Hester amassed 19 points while Shawn Dyer tallied 17. Keene Cockburn went for 15 points to go along with nine rebounds while Cedric Harris and Tim Hausfeld added 11 and 10, respectively. Nick Brown chipped in nine while Michael Lopez grabbed seven rebounds. WLU buried 59.2 percent of its shots in the first half and 54.7 percent for the game (47-86). The squad registered 28 assists in the win.
The Rams were led by all-conference performer Chad Moore, who totaled game highs with 27 points and 16 rebounds. He also recorded a game-best five steals. Brantley Osborne accounted for 19 points while Sidney McCray and Marcus Pilgrim each canned seven points. McCray pulled down seven rebounds. SU sank 22 free throws in the contest and had 14 steals.
No. 2 Charleston 77,
No. 7 Pitt-Johnstown 66
CHARLESTON, W. Va. - The University of Charleston recorded a 77-66 victory over No. 7 Pitt-Johnstown in the second game of the WVIAC quarterfinals.
P.J. Reyes posted a game-high 20 points for the victors. He also dished out four assists. Evan Faulkner had 14 points while Xavier Humphrey came off the bench to net 10. Eladio Espinosa accounted for seven points and eight boards. Philip Outley and Humphrey also dished out four assists. UC registered 18 assists compared to just four turnovers.
Nick Novak guided the Mountain Cats with a team-best 16 points. He also distributed nine assists in the contest. Patrick Grubbs garnered 11 points and nine rebounds while Jordan Miller went for 10 points. UPJ drained 65 percent of its shots in the opening half and connected on 25-of-51 for the game from the floor.
No. 4 W.Va. Wesleyan 56,
No. 5 Alderson-Broaddus 40
CHARLESTON, W. Va. - WV Wesleyan's strong defensive game helped the Bobcats post a 56-40 victory over No. 5 Alderson-Broaddus.
The Bobcats were guided by Raymont McElroy's 21 points. Reggie Chambers had a superb game with 16 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and six steals. Travis Johnson recorded seven points, seven boards and three assists. The team drained nine three-point shots in the game. WVWC sank 52.6 percent of its shots in the second half.
Kurklin Bohanon had a strong game for the Battlers. He amassed 14 points and 14 rebounds to go along with two assists. Roy Brown added nine points and six boards while Casey Ainslie added seven markers. Adam Kline had two of the team's four steals.
No. 6 Concord 89,
No. 3 Wheeling Jesuit 84 (OT)
CHARLESTON, W. Va. - Concord upset No. 3 Wheeling Jesuit 89-84 in overtime in the first game of the WVIAC quarterfinals.
The Mountain Lions were guided by Javaughn Acree-Manuel's 24 points, five rebounds and five steals. Corey Neeley totaled 17 points and grabbed a team-high seven boards while Romel Kemp tallied 15 points and seven rebounds. Cory Willard netted 12 in the contest. Mike Boyd accounted for a team-best five assists. CU sank 10 three-point buckets and netted 21 free throws.
The Cardinals were paced by Steve Catich's 22 points. He also added six rebounds. Ben Siefert nearly had a triple-double with 21 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds. Recardo Gaddy netted 12 points and dished out four assists. Obi Ukwuoma registered three steals. WJU canned 12 three-point shots and hit 52.7 percent of its shots from the floor.