By Ben Simmons
BUCKHANNON - Top-ranked West Liberty shot 61 percent from the field to down West Virginia Wesleyan, 108-81, Saturday in Mountain East Conference play at the Rockefeller Center.
The Inter-Mountain photo by Angie Pritt
West Virginia Wesleyan’s Tanner McGrew grabs a rebound in front of West Liberty defender Keene Cockburn in MEC action Saturday at the Rockefeller Center. McGrew, a Buckhannon-Upshur High School product, had four points and two blocked shots in the Bobcats’ 108-81 setback to the top-ranked Hilltoppers.
The game was tied at 30 near the midway point of the first half before the Hilltoppers caused several Bobcat turnovers en route to a 10-0 run that allowed them to take a 49-39 lead at the break.
Taylor Price, Brett Ervin, Aleksandar Djordjevic and Garrett Grantham all reached double figures for the Bobcats but points off turnovers and more top shooting from West Liberty simply overmatched Wesleyan.
C.J. Hester led six double figure scorers for the Hilltoppers with 18 points to go along with his team leading eight rebounds.
D&E ....................... 76
Trevecca Nazarene 66
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Devin Miller and Aleks Vasiljevic combined for 43 points and 22 rebounds Saturday to power Davis &?Elkins to a 76-66 victory over Trevecca Nazarene in G-MAC action.
Miller netted a game-high 27 points and finished off a double-double with 10 rebounds. Vasiljevic pulled down 12 rebounds to go along with his 16- point effort. Juwan Strothers chipped in with 14 points.
David Woodard led the Trojans with 14 points off the bench. Nick Drake (13), Taylor Clay (10) and Jordan Bedwell (10) also reached double figures for the Trojans.
The Senators will travel to Cedarville, Ohio, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday for another league contest.
AB ........................... 82
Kentucky Wesleyan 61
OWENSBORO, Ky. - Alderson Broaddus remained unbeaten in G-MAC action Saturday after beating Kentucky Wesleyan, 82-61, at the Sportscenter.
The Battlers (10-4, 4-0 G-MAC) have won eight straight games and are the only team in the G-MAC with an unblemished conference record.
Thylas Perkins was the top scorer for AB with 20 points. He was 8-for-8 from the free-throw line and hit 6-of-11 shots from the field.
Adam Kline added 18 points, 11 rebounds and two steals, while Malcolm Tatum tallied 17 points and Ron Miller 14.
Lonnie Hayes scored 18 points and Ken-Jah Bosley added 15 points for the Panthers (10-7, 5-1).
AB will visit Central State University at 7:30 p.m. Thursday for another league game.
Trevecca Nazarene 74, D&E 66
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Four Trevecca Nazarene players reached double digits in a 74-66 victory over Davis &?Elkins Saturday in a G-MAC affair.
The Senators were led by Jorden Lykes, who scored 22 points and ripped down a career-high 21 rebounds. Sharmaine Baker added 14 points.
The Trojans were led by Christina Curtner (18), Anna Mitchell (16), Sarah Raby (16) and Kaci Britt Bell, who tailed with a double-double (11 points, 11 rebounds),
D&E will pay a visit to G-MAC foe Cedarville, Ohio, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
Kentucky Wesleyan 77, AB 55
OWENSBORO, Ky. - Alderson Broaddus suffered a 77-55 setback to Kentucky Wesleyan Saturday afternoon in G-MAC play at the Sportscenter.
Freshmen Korie Maryo and Haley Robb were the top scorers for the Battlers (1-12, 1-4 G-MAC) with 10 points apiece.
Kourtney and Karly Rhoads were double-digit scorers for the Panthers (11-4, 6-0). Kourtney Rhoads led the team with 16 points and Karly Rhoads chipped in with 10.
The Battlers will travel to Central State University at 5:30 p.m. Thursday for a G-MAC contest.
West Liberty 91, Wesleyan 79
BUCKHANNON - Liz Flowers scored 37 points to lead West Liberty to a 91-79 comeback victory over Mountain East Conference foe West Virginia Wesleyan Saturday at the Rockefeller Center.
Allie Browne had 23 points to lead the Bobcats (2-10, 0-8 MEC), who held a 37-22 lead at one point in the game.