Area College Basketball Roundup
Marietta College 98,
MARIETTA -J.J. Martin scopred 32 points and Jacob Owens added 20 Saturday afternoon at the Ban Johnson Fieldhouse as Marietta College rolled to a 98-87 win over visiting Wilmington.
The Pioneers (13-4, 9-1 OAC) also got 12 points from Scott Kinney.
Wilmington (8-9, 5-5) was led by Brandon Candella and Jordan Berlin with 22 points each.
MC travels to Otterbein on Wednesday.
Glenville State 74,
W.Va. State 71
GLENVILLE – Lamar Mallory’s monster double-double of 22 points and 15 rebounds helped host Glenville State upend West Virginia State, 74-71, here Saturday in WVIAC action.
GC (9-6, 5-5) shot 56 percent from the floor in the second half, erasing what was a 38-30 deficit.
Kevin Gray (15), Jame Morris (12) and DJ Blanks (10) all hit double figures in scoring for the G-men.
Jalen Walker led State (6-10, 4-7) with 21 points.
Ohio 76, Toledo 67
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) – Reggie Keely scored a career-high 24 points, making all nine of his shots, to lead Ohio to a 76-67 Mid-American Conference victory over Toledo on Saturday night.
The senior forward has averaged 15.4 points in seven games since being moved into the starting lineup by the Bobcats (13-5, 4-0). They are 6-1 in those games, with wins in the past five.
Ivo Baltic’s jumper put Ohio ahead to stay, 37-36, with 18:43 remaining after it trailed 36-33 at halftime, but the Rockets (6-9, 2-2) stayed close, keeping their deficit in single digits for all but 14 seconds the rest of the way.
Walter Offutt scored 14 points and Baltic and Ricardo Johnson had 13 each for Ohio. D.J. Cooper had nine assists, giving him 841 in his career to move into 21st place on the all-time NCAA list.
Matt Smith scored 16 points and Rian Pearson 14 for Toledo.
Marshall 77, East Carolina 56
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – DeAndre Kane tallied 22 points and Dennis Tinnon added his fifth double-double of the season as Marshall defeated Conference USA rival East Carolina 77-56 Saturday night.
Kane hit 7 of 14 from the field and made 3 of 6 from 3-point range, while Tinnon had 11 points and 12 boards for the Thundering Herd (9-9, 2-1). Elijah Pittman added 19 points and D.D. Scarver 11, while Nigel Spikes grabbed 11 rebounds.
Marshall improved to 8-1 this year in the Cam Henderson Center.
Robert Sampson collected his fifth double-double of the year with 10 points and 17 rebounds for East Carolina (11-6, 2-2), which had its two-game winning streak snapped.
Miguel Paul added 17 points and five assists, but committed seven of the Pirates’ 18 turnovers.
Marshall scored 24 points off the giveaways, and also outscored East Carolina 52-30 in the paint and 20-4 on fast breaks.
No. 1 Baylor 76, West Virginia 58
WACO, Texas (AP) – Brittney Griner had her 50th career double-double while just missing a triple-double, scoring 26 points with 15 rebounds and nine blocked shots, as top-ranked Baylor beat Big 12 newcomer West Virginia 76-58 on Saturday night.
Odyssey Sims had 15 points and seven assists for Baylor (16-1, 6-0 Big 12), which won its record 28th consecutive regular season conference game.
The Lady Bears have also won 49 games in a row at the Ferrell Center, the nation’s longest active home winning streak.
Christal Caldwell led West Virginia (11-6, 3-3) with 22 points. Taylor Palmer scored 17.
After West got a 3-pointer from Palmer 22 seconds into the game, Baylor responded with a 20-2 run. By the first media timeout only 5 minutes into the game, the Lady Bears had already surged ahead 15-5.
Glenville State 82,
W.Va. State 75
GLENVILLE – Kenyona Simmons tallied a game-high 21 points in just 20 minutes of action Saturday afternoon as host Glenville State knocked off West Virginia State, 82-75, in a West Virginia Conference affair.
GSC (12-3, 10-1) held a 49-37 halftime cushion and survived a second-half effort of just 25.6 percent shooting from the floor. Kenyell Goodson and Ginny Mills chipped in 12 markers apiece. Pioneers Jessica Parsons added eight points, six boards and five assists.
The Yellow Jackets had a pair of 17-point efforts from Brittany Holestine and India Taste while Kashauna Cook tossed in 13.
Marietta College 52
WILMINGTON, Ohio – Neither team shot better than 34 percent here Saturday afternoon, but host Wilmington College registered its 10th win of the season by turning back Marietta College, 64-52, in Ohio Athletic Conference action.
The Pioneers (6-11, 1-9) were led by double figure point-producers Candice Alexander (13) and Paige Lamp, who had 10 markers and a team-high six boards.
Wilmington (10-7, 6-4) had a team-best 13 points from Brianna Peters while Courtney Tucker and Shelby Kies chipped in nine counters apiece. LeAnn Topp had seven points and eight rebounds for the victors while Sierra Sigman added eight points for the Pioneers.