College Basketball Roundup
Marshall 80, FIU 68
HUNTINGTON (AP) – Chris Thomas scored 19 points Thursday and Kareem Canty had 16 and 10 assists as Marshall surged in the second half to beat FIU 80-68.
Tamron Manning scored 15, Ryan Taylor 14, and Marshall (8-14, 2-5 Conference USA) outshot FIU 50.9 percent (29 of 57) to 45.2 percent (28 of 62).
FIU led 15-9 on a dunk by Jason Boswell, but Marshall took an 18-17 lead on Manning’s 3-pointer and pulled ahead by seven. FIU’s Ivan Jurkovic tied it at 34 at halftime with a layup. The lead traded hands six times in the second until Canty’s 3-pointer at 11:02 put Marshall up 54-53, sparking a 9-2 run and a 60-55 lead.
Trevecca Nazarene 69, Ohio Valley University 64
VIENNA -Trevecca Nazarene rallied from a six-point deficit with under six minutes remaining in regulation and defeated Ohio Valley University 69-64 Thursday night at the Snyder Activity Center.
OVU led by as many as nine points in the first half and took a 32-25 lead into halftime.
Trevecca Nazarene caught fire to start the second half and pulled ahead 53-44 on a bucket by Byron Sanford.
The lead switched hands once again late in the second half as Robert Smelser converted a three-point play to give OVU its largest lead of the half at 61-55 with 5 1/2 minutes remaining.
That would be the Fighting Scots’ final made bucket of the game as Trevecca Nazarene outscored OVU 14-3 down the stretch.
Sequan Lawrence and Lance Leslie each scored 11 points to lead OVU, while Smelser added 10 points.
Aaron Turner led Trevecca Nazarene with 22 points, while Sanford pitched in 18 points.
Glenville State 87,
GLENVILLE -Playing before a home crowd of nearly 1,000 fans, Glenville State rallied from a 45-38 halftime deficit to record an 87-79 Mountain East Conference win over Virginia Wise at Jesse R. Lilly Gym on Thursday night.
The Pioneers (11-6 overall, 8-5 MEC) wasted little time in the second half, erasing the seven-point deficit and turning it into a 54-52 lead with 14:58 to play. Once GSC got ahead, it stayed there, leading by as many as 12 points.
Kevin Gray had a huge night for GSC, connecting on 9-of-14 field goal attempts, including 8-of-12 from beyond the 3-point arc and making all five of his free throws for a game-high 31 points. Jordan McCloud made 10 of his 15 field goal tries in a 22-point effort while Donte Morales added 15 and Brett Morris 11 for the Pioneers.
Glenville returns home Friday night when Shepherd makes the long trip to Gilmer County.
College Basketball Roundup
Glenville State 65, Urbana 61
URBANA, Ohio – Lamar Mallory played 40 minues, produced a game-high 26 points and helped Glenville State rally from a 35-22 halftime deficit to escape with a 65-61 victory Thursday at Urbana.
Donte Morales, who played 38 minutes, finished with 19 points and 12 rebounds for the Pioneers, who improved to 7-4 overall and 4-3 in the Mountain East Conference.
Urbana (0-11, 0-7) was led by Casey Baker’s double-double of 14 points and 13 boards.
UTSA 90, Marshall 81
SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Keon Lewis came off the Texas-San Antonio bench to score 23 points, 14 in the second half, to lead the Roadrunners to a 90-81 win over Marshall in the Conference USA opener for both schools Thursday night.
Shawn Smith hit a pair of free throws with 11:15 left to pull Marshall into a 61-61 tie, but Lewis helped fuel a 9-2 run with seven points to put UTSA up by six points and the Roadrunners padded the lead down the stretch.
Phillip Jones and Devon Aqusi had 11 and 10 points, respectively, for UTSA (5-9, 1-0 C-USA), which shot 56.6 percent from the field (30-for-53) in the game.
Kareem Canty scored 26 points on 9-of-22 shooting to lead Marshall (6-10, 0-1 C-USA). Shawn Smith added 16 points for the Thundering Herd and Chris Thomas added another 11. Marshall was 29 of 65 (44.6 percent) from the field.
Glenville State 102, Urbana 92
UBRANA, Ohio – Kate Francisco had game-highs of 23 points and 14 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough for host Urbana as No. 12 Glenville State left town here Thursday evening with a 102-92 Mountain East Conference victory.
Urbana (9-2, 6-1) had five players score double figures, which included 19 points from Kennedy Boggs and 18 from Alyssa Ostrowski.
Glenville State, which forced 29 turnovers and had just 10, got a pair of 21-point efforts from starter Keyanna Tate and reserve Kenyona Simmons. GSC (12-1, 7-0) also received 15 points each from starters Tasia Bistow and Ginny Mills.
Bluefield State 81,
Ohio Valley 68
BLUEFIELD – Ohio Valley University got off to a slow start Thursday evening and never recovered as host Bluefield State picked up an 81-68 victory.
Shay Gravely filled the stat sheet with 23 points, seven assists and six rebounds while teammate Shae Mebane had a double-double with 10 points and as many caroms. Bluefield State also received a combined 27 points and eight rebounds from Jenaya Abernathy and Tasia Nolan.
OVU, which trailed 39-23 at intermission, was led by Saira House’s 17 points, five assists, four rebounds and four steals. Meghan Miller added 12 points in the loss while Shelby Way and Ndeye Meissa Diop chipped in 10 tallies apiece.
Miami (Ohio) 79
ATHENS, Ohio – Quiera Lampkins pulled down seven rebounds to go along with her game-high 24 points and Ohio University rolled to an easy 97-79 victory against Miami (Ohio) on Thursday night in Mid-American Conference action.
The Bobcats (6-7, 1-1) had a balanced scoring attack thanks to Kiyanna Black going for 16, Lexie Baldwin hitting for 14, Kestini Cooper scoring a baker’s dozen and Mariah Byard contributing 11.
The RedHawks (4-9, 0-2) had a quartet of double figure scoring efforts, led by Jillian Spurlock’s 20.