Local College Basketball Roundup
UAB 61, Marshall 50
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Marshall fell on the road to UAB, 61-50, on Saturday night inside Bartow Arena after the game was delayed due to potentially catastrophic weather.
Taevion Kinsey led the Thundering Herd (8-9, 2-2 C-USA) with a team-high 20 points. Jarrod West chipped in 12 points, four rebounds and as many steals.
Iran Bennett’s dunk 21 ticks into the game opened the scoring, but the Blazers (11-6, 2-2 C-USA) countered with a 10-0 run. Despite being tied 24-all at the half, the Herd hit just 27.3% (9 of 33) from the field after intermission.
Makhtar Gueye led the Blazers with 15 points. Tavin Lovan had 11 points and seven boards and UAB teammate Trye Scott-Grayson chipped in seven points and a game-high 11 rebounds.
Bowling Green 83, Ohio 74
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Justin Turner scored a season-high 29 points, Dylan Frye added 19 and Bowling Green stormed from behind in the second half to defeat Ohio 83-74 on Saturday.
After trailing 43-33 at halftime, the Falcons rallied behind 32 second-half points from Frye (17) and Turner (15). Bowling Green tied the game with a 17-7 run over the first six minutes of the second half.
Ohio last took the lead at 59-58 when Ben Vander Plas scored in the paint with 10:07 remaining. Quickly, Turner made a layup and a 3-pointer and Trey Diggs added a 3 for a six-point Falcons lead and Bowling Green was not seriously threatened the rest of the way.
Daeqwon Plowden scored 10 points and Marlon Sierra had nine rebounds for the Falcons (11-5, 2-1 Mid-American Conference).
Vander Plas scored a career-high 25 points and had eight rebounds for the Bobcats (9-7, 1-2). Jason Preston added 15 points. Jordan Dartis had 12 points.
Ohio Valley 69,
Trevecca Nazarene 51
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Ohio Valley held a 44-29 lead at intermission and had little trouble posting a 69-51 Great Midwest Athletic Confeference triumph here Saturday versus Trevecca Nazarene.
Ognjen Vasiljevic’s game-high 22 points led the Fighting Scots (4-12, 1-6). Dylan Harrison added 15 points and Keon Claiborne 13 for head coach Mike Snell’s club. Vukasin Garic had nine points and six boards while Parker Black had seven points along with game-highs of 11 rebounds and five assists for OVU.
TNU (1-16, 1-7), which shot just 28.3% (15 of 53) compared to OVU’s 51.1% (24 of 47), was led in point-production by Reed Smith’s 14 and Chris Rogers’ 10.
West Liberty 129,
Glenville State 89
WEST LIBERTY — In the first half alone here Saturday, West Liberty made 11 of 12 foul shots, 12 of 20 from deep and shot 65.2% (30 of 46) from the field as the Hilltoppers exploded to an 83-51 halftime lead en route to a 129-89 Mountain East Conference blowout of Glenville State.
Will Yoakum poured in a game-high 33 points for WLU (11-3, 6-2), which also got 20 markers from Malik McKinney, 18 by Pat Robinson II, 14 points and nine caroms from Dalton Bolon along with a dozen counters from Owen Hazelbaker. Preston Boswell also added nine points and four rebounds in the win.
GSC (8-6, 5-3), which was minus 36 in points off turnovers, received 23 points from Phil Bledsoe. Steven Verplancken added 20 points with nine rebounds. Najee Scott had 11 points for the G-men, who also got nine points apiece from Tyvon Taylor and Seth Fallon.
Glenville State 114,
West Liberty 108
WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty led 92-91 with seven-plus minutes to play here Saturday, but Re’Shawna Stone’s layup put Glenville State ahead for good and Emily Stoller canned two of her six 3s in a key 12-2 spurt as the Pioneers fended off the Hilltoppers, 114-108, in Mountain East Conference play.
Morgan Brunner went off for a game-high 33 points for WLU (6-8, 2-6), which also got a 16-point, 11-board double-double from Audrey Tingle, who dished out a game-high seven assists. Olivia Belknap (19) and Taylor Johnson (18) also scored in double figures for the hosts.
GSC (10-4, 6-2) was led by Stoller’s 26 points, which included 6 of 14 from deep. Stone finished with 23 points, Taychuan Hubbard 20 and Zakiyah Winfield 16. Stoller also contributed eight rebounds and two assists. Abby Stoller and Victoria Brown chipped in eight points apiece for the Pioneers, who got seven markers from Ty Armstrong.
Marshall 61, UAB 56
HUNTINGTON — Marshall University tallied its final 10 points from the foul line here Saturday inside the Cam Henderson Center as the Thundering Herd topped UAB, 61-56, in a Conference USA tilt.
Taylor Pearson, who grabbed eight boards, hit 5 of 6 from the charity stripe and had a game-high 17 points for MU (7-8, 2-2). Teammate Savannah Wheeler added 15 points and went 8 of 8 from the line. Khadaijia Brooks finished with nine points and six rebounds while MU’s Ashley Saintigene had eight points, nine rebounds and a game-high three blocks.
Rachael Childress and Miyah Barnes had 10 points each for the Blazers (9-7, 1-3). Angela Vendrell had nine points and finished with game-highs of 12 rebounds and five assists in the setback.
Ohio 76, Buffalo 65
BUFFALO, N.Y — Katie Barker’s 3 started an Ohio 7-0 run to open Saturday’s Mid-American Conference game and the Bobcats never trailed during a 76-65 victory against Buffalo.
OU (9-5, 2-1) was led by Erica Johnson’s game-high 22 points and eight rebounds. Barker added 15 points for the Bobcats, who also got double figures from Cece Hooks (12) and Amani Burke (11).
Buffalo (10-4, 1-2) got 14 points from Jessika Schiffer and 11 by Marissa Hamilton.
Marietta College 67,
TIFFIN, Ohio — Alexis Enochs finished with a game-high 16 points to go along with seven rebounds, four assists, two blocks and a pair of steals here Saturday inside Seiberling Gymnasium to help lead visiting Marietta College to a 67-56 Ohio Athletic Conference victory versus Heidelberg.
MC (6-7, 2-4) also received 14 points from Devin Hefner and a dozen counters by Camille Cummins. Erin Hahn chipped in six points and pulled down nine caroms.
Heidelberg (5-8, 1-5) trailed 25-13 after one and 43-19 at intermission. The hosts had four starters score in double figures, led by Brooke Beamer’s baker’s dozen. Alli Adelsperger had 12 points, Brittanie Ulmer 11 and Maddy Crawford 10 for the hosts.
Jill Congrove also had a game-high four steals for MC.
Trevecca Nazarene 71,
Ohio Valley 44
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Ohio Valley University held an 11-10 lead after a quarter here Saturday, but Trevecca Nazarene exploded for a 29-8 advantage in the second quarter en route to a 71-44 Great Midwest Athletic Conference victory.
TNU (5-12, 2-6) got a game-high 15 points off the bench from Abbi Buck. Olivia Pepperman (13), Samantha Whiteman (12) and Kaitlynn Wilks (10) also scored double figures in the triumph.
The Fighting Scots (2-9, 1-7) were led by Imani Ward’s 14 points and seven rebounds. Akiya Brown scored 10 points off the OVU bench while Stephanie Kirk grabbed a game-high eight rebounds and added a trio of assists. Rachel Browne also finished with eight points and seven caroms in the setback.