Devin Miller had 20 points and pulled down five rebounds to lead Davis & Elkins past West Virginia State 78-59 Saturday in West Virginia Conference action at the McDonnell Center.
Igor Premasunac and Ante Cosic followed with 12 points each, while Premasunac had 11 rebounds for the Senators (1-4, 1-3?WVIAC), who led 39-21 at halftime.
Anton Hutchins had 20 points to lead West Virginia State.
The Inter-Mountain photo by Andrew Davis
Davis & Elkins’?Josh Wamsley goes up for a shot in front of a West Virginia State defender Saturday in WVIAC action at the McDonnell Center.
Davis & Elkins travels to the University of Charleston today at 7:30 p.m.
Wesleyan 83, Notre Dame College 64
West Virginia Wesleyan rebounded from Friday night's heartbreaking loss at the Porreco Cup, producing a convincing 83-64 victory over Notre Dame College in the tournament's second round. The tournament is being hosted by Gannon University at the Hammermill Center in Erie, Pa.
Noah Cottrill and Kelsey Williams combined to score 57 of the 83 Bobcat points, as the duo recorded a very efficient game offensively. Cottrill registered a 31-point night, highlighted by an 8-for-10 evening from beyond the arc. Williams had another double-double, scoring 26 points and posting a game-high 10 rebounds. In doing so, the senior was a sterling 11-of-15 from the field. Ray Warren led the Bobcats with six assists, dishing off to a unit that went 14-of-29 from three-point range (48.3 percent).
Notre Dame, who will join the new Mountain East Conference next season, led their future conference foe 30-26 at the half. They could not hold off a strong Wesleyan surge that erupted early in the second half. Eric Dummermuth led Notre Dame with 13 points.
Wesleyan improves to 5-3 with the win. Notre Dame falls to 2-7.
Seton Hill 88, Wesleyan 59
BUCKHANNON - West Virginia Wesleyan's young squad closed the pre-holiday portion of their season Saturday, falling 88-59 to the visiting Seton Hill Griffins. Playing in their final season as a WVIAC member, SHU rolled to a 44-29 lead by halftime, and extended that advantage in the second half.
Meghan Mastroianni led the Griffins with 20 points, followed by Paige Alviani with 19. Danesha Richardson led Wesleyan with 12 points and collected eight rebounds. Allie Browne came off the bench to score 11 points and post a team-high five assists, with Brittany Maxey leading all rebounders with 13.
Wesleyan eliminated the turnover issue they had been saddled with in recent weeks, committing only 12 for the game.
However, it was shooting woes that led to their downfall against SHU. The Bobcats shot only 27.8 percent from the floor (22-of-73) including only 20.0 percent from beyond the arc (4-of-20). They also struggled at the line, going 11-of-22.
Seton Hill improves to 4-4 with the win, and to 4-1 in the WVIAC. Wesleyan falls to 2-6 overall, 1-4 in the league. The Bobcats do not play again until Jan. 5 when they host the University of Charleston.
Davis & Elkins 72, West Virginia State 54
Page Turner had 23 points and dished out six assists to lead Davis & Elkins past West Virginia State 72-54 Saturday in West Virginia Conference action at the McDonnell Center.
Amy Turner added 11 points, while Jorden Lykes had nine points for the Lady Senators (3-4, 2-2 WVIAC), who led 37-23 at halftime.
Jordan Brock had 16 points to lead West Virginia State (3-3, 3-2).
Davis & Elkins travels to University on Charleston tonight at 5:30 p.m. for another conference tilt.
High School Wrestling
PITTSBURGH- Buckhannon-Upshur's wrestlers continued their torrid early season schedule over the weekend, participating in the prestigious Pittsburgh Central Catholic Invitational. The event included schools from four different states, and several B-U wrestlers made significant advances in the tourney.
Daniel Nolte led the way for the Bucs, winning the individual title in the 220-pound division.
Two other Bucs navigated their way to the finals with victories before settling for runner-up spots; Brandon Tenney at 106 and Dakota Linger at 132. Five B-U wrestlers advanced to the semifinals; Ethan Hull (113), Tyler Demastes (120), Seth Cutright (152), Will Baxa (160), and Noah Lotter (285).
Buckhannon-Upshur returns to action Jan. 4 at the Cumberland, Md. Super Duals.