Local College Basketball Roundup
W.Va. Wesleyan 94, Glenville State 83
BUCKHANNON — W.Va. Wesleyan canned 16 of 33 from downtown and shot better than 62 percent from the floor here Saturday as the Bobcats turned back visiting Glenville State, 94-83, in Mountain East Conference action.
GSC (7-11, 2-10), which shot better than 52 percent, was led by Phil Bledsoe’s 23 points and game-high 19 rebounds. Kalin Johnson had a game-high 24 points for the G-men, who also got a double-double of 10 points and 10 assists from Jamal Pollydore. Elisha Mayberry added 11 points in the setback.
Luke Petrovic filled up the stat sheet for the Bobcats (8-10, 5-7), finishing with 18 points as well as game-highs of 12 assists and five steals. Clay Todd led the scoring barrage for the hosts with 20 points. Dusan Vicentic had 12 counters and a team-high five rebounds while Adam Horton pitched in 10 markers.
Southern Miss 101,
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — LaDavious Draine had 18 points and Southern Mississippi opened the game with a 31-6 run and never looked back, nearly doubling up Marshall 101-51 on Saturday.
The Golden Eagles made 86 percent of their shots in the opening blitz and outrebounded Marshall 13-2 over the first 9 minutes. The numbers remained lopsided with Southern Miss hitting 65 percent from the field and Marshall making 25 percent, Southern Miss nailed 48 percent of its 3-pointers while Marshall was 7 of 35 (20 percent) from distance. Southern Miss dished out 30 assists to Marshall’s six.
Draine had four 3-pointers for the Golden Eagles (12-9, 4-5 Conference USA). Kevin Holland also made four 3-pointers and scored 16 points. Two players reached double digits in assists — Tyree Griffin with 15 and Cortez Edwards with 10.
Three players — C.J. Burks, Jon Elmore and Darius George — scored 11 points for Marshall (12-9, 5-3). No one else scored more than four.
Marshall committed only 10 fouls.
Ohio Valley 72
CEDARVILLE, Ohio — KJ Miller’s three-point play gave Ohio Valley University a late 68-67 lead, but Cedarville rallied for a tight 75-72 Great Midwest Athletic Conference triumph here late Saturday.
Conner TenHove led CU (12-8, 9-3) with a game-high 25 points and was one carom shy of a double-double. Quinton Green and Isaiah Speelman finished with 11 counters apiece in the victory.
OVU (6-11, 2-10) was led by Ty Dobson’s 19-point effort, which included going 5 of 8 from downtown. Christian Alley had 16 points, Miller 14 and Cole Plants 11 while Fighting Scot teammate David Adeyemo finished with game-highs of 13 rebounds and three blocks. OVU’s Parker Black also collected 11 caroms and swatted a pair of shots.
Glenville State 109,
W.Va. Wesleyan 68
BUCKHANNON — Emily Stoller and Re’Shawna Stone combined for 43 points, as Glenville State routed West Virginia Wesleyan with the final 109-68 Saturday.
Stoller went 10 of 17 from the field and finished with a team-high 22 points, the most for Glenville State (16-2, 11-1). Stone was close behind with 21 points, which included a 6 for 6 effort from the free-throw line and picked up a team-high seven assists.
Rounding out the double figuer scores for Glenivlle was 13 from both Zakiyah Winfield and Donasja Scott.
As a team, Glenville State outrebounded Wesleyan (4-11, 4-8) 58-38, with seven each from Stoller and Courtney Davis.
Leading Wesleyan was Nicole Gilyard with 18 points. Carrie Barnett chipped in 12 points.
Southern Mississippi 64, Marshall 52
HUNTINGTON — Marshall lost the battle in the paint 36-20 here Saturday afternoon inside the Cam Henderson Center and visiting Southern Mississippi left town with a 64-52 Conference USA victory.
The Golden Eagles (11-10, 3-5) were led by Megan Brown’s 17 points, seven rebounds, five assists and two steals. USM also got double figure scoring efforts from Respect Leaphart (13), Shonte Hailes (12) and Alarie Mayze (10).
Marshall (11-9, 5-2) was outscored in every quarter and shot just 35.3 percent (18 of 51). Shayna Gore tallied 11 poitns and Taylor Pearson had 10 for the Thundering Herd.
John Carroll 80,
Marietta College 59
UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS — The Marietta College women’s basketball team fell to John Carroll 80-59 Saturday.
With the win John Carroll improves to 14-5 overall and 10-2 in the Ohio Athletic Conference and with the loss Marietta falls to 11-8 overall and 6-6 in OAC action.
Head coach Kole Vivian said, “We had a difficult time with their pressure, and an even more difficult time on the glass.”
The Pioneers were led by Shay Lett as she scored 14 points, on 57 percent shooting from behind the arc, and had five assists. Alexis Enochs notched 10 points, and had a block and a steal in the game. Marlo Taylor added nine points, pulled down three boards, and had two blocks.
Marietta will return to the hardwood Wednesday when they host Capital, with tip scheduled for 7 p.m.
WVU 60, Kansas State 30
MORGANTOWN – Led by senior guard/forward Naomi Davenport’s fifth double-double of the season, the West Virginia University women’s basketball team defeated Kansas State, 60-30, at the WVU Coliseum on Saturday evening.
K-State’s 30 points were the fewest allowed by WVU in a Big 12 game in program history. The Mountaineers have now won five of their last six Big 12 games and have won four straight at home.
Davenport had a team-high 16 points and 15 rebounds, adding five assists as well. Redshirt junior guard Tynice Martin just missed a double-double with 13 points and nine rebounds, while junior guard Lucky Rudd also finished in double figures with 13 points.
WVU (14-5, 5-3) outrebounded the Wildcats 53-27 and finished the game shooting 40 percent from the field and 33.3 percent beyond the arc.
A defensive battle to start, a 3-pointer from Martin helped WVU to a 5-4 lead midway through the first quarter. K-State tied things up, then took a 1-point lead at the free-throw line before the teams continued to trade buckets. Freshman forward Kari Niblack, who finished with eight points, went 1-for-2 at the free-throw line to end the quarter with the Mountaineers down one at 9-8.
Ohio Valley 60
CEDARVILLE, Ohio — Ohio Valley University only trailed 39-32 at halftime here Saturday evening inside the Callan Athletic Center, but Cedarville put it into high gear in the second half and rolled to a 99-60 Great Midwest Athletic Conference triumph.
OVU (0-17, 0-13) received double figures in scoring from Akiya Brown with 14, Kyrin Baklund with a dozen and Imani Ward with 10 on 5 of 5 field goals.
CU (16-3, 12-1) shot nearly 55 percent for the tilt (35 of 64) and got a game-high 20 points from Ashlyn Huffman, who also had a game-high six caroms.