Area College Basketball Roundup
West Virginia 72, Kansas 56
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Senior Ayana Dunning scored 17 points to pave the way to a 72-56 West Virginia University women’s basketball victory over Kansas on Saturday at the Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kan.
With the win, the Mountaineers move to 14-9 overall and 6-6 in the Big 12, while the Jayhawks are 14-8 overall and 5-6 in the Big 12.
Leading 50-46, Christal Caldwell hit a 3-pointer to spark a 10-0 WVU run for its largest lead of the game to that point, 60-46, with 6:33 remaining. KU missed five jumpers and recorded a pair of turnovers during the Mountaineers’ run. WVU held Kansas to only four points until Asia Boyd hit a three with just under two minutes to play. Running out of time and in desperation to score, Boyd’s final four 3-point attempts were off the mark, while WVU converted 3-of-6 free throw attempts to seal the win.
Eastern Michigan 64, Ohio 57
YPSILANTI, Mich. – The Ohio University Women’s Basketball Team dropped a close cross-divisional contest at Mid-American Conference West Division foe Eastern Michigan on Saturday afternoon, losing to the Eagles by a final score of 64-57.
Ohio trailed by as much as 18 in the second half but went on an impressive run, coming back to within two points (59-57) with less than 60 seconds remaining in the game.
Erin Bailes scored a game-high 19 points, shooting a solid 7-15 from the field which included a 5-10 mark from three-point range. She was followed closely by Mariah Byard, who scored 14 points on 5-7 shooting (4-6 from range). Bailes also pulled down a game and career-high nine rebounds in the loss.
Glenville State 109, Seton Hill 79
GLENVILLE – Host Glenville State (20-2, 15-1 WVIAC) rolled over Seton Hill 109-79 Saturday, with Kenyona Simmons leading the way with 23 points.
Ashleigh Fossett added 18 points, Tiffani Huffman 17, Kenyell Goodson 15 and LaToya Hambrick 14 for GSC.
For Seton Hill (12-10, 9-7 WVIAC), Katie Gattuso scored 17 points, followed by Mallory Sanner with 14, Paige Alviani with 13, and Meghan Mastroianni and Kelly Brennan with 12 each.
Baldwin-Wallace 79, Marietta 67
BEREA, Ohio – Despite having one of its best shooting games of the season the Marietta College women’s basketball team dropped a 79-67 decision at Baldwin-Wallace University Saturday.
Marietta (8-15 overall, 3-13 OAC) hit nearly 55 percent of its field goal attempts including 68 percent in the second half. However, the Pioneers couldn’t overcome the Yellow Jackets’ 26 trips to the free line.
Senior Krissy Rowe and junior Tori Dixon each scored 14 points to lead the Pioneers.
Alabama-Birmingham 75, Marshall 61
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Rod Rucker had 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead Alabama-Birmingham to a 75-61 victory over Marshall in a Conference USA game on Saturday afternoon.
Preston Purifoy scored 15 points, Jordan Swing had 13, Robert Williams 12, and Fahro Alihodzic contributed eight points and nine rebounds for Blazers (11-13, 3-6), who have won three of the past four after a six-game losing streak.
UAB outrebounded Marshall 37-29. Marshall averaged 39 boards coming in.
DeAndre Kane had 23 points, Elijah Pittman scored 15 and Nigel Spikes grabbed 10 rebounds with six points for the Thundering Herd (10-14, 3-6), who have lost five of six.
Leading 19-17 with 9:16 remaining in the first half, UAB scored 13 of the next 15 points, capped by Robert Williams’ 3-pointer, for a 32-19 advantage at 2:26. UAB led 38-25 at the break, and Marshall never got closer than 10 points in the second half.
Ohio 72, Bowling Green 63
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) – Reggie Keely scored 15 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to lead Ohio to a 72-63 victory over Bowling Green in a Mid-American Conference game on Saturday afternoon.
T.J. Hall and Walter Offutt contributed 12 points each, and C.J. Cooper had 10 points and eight assists for the Bobcats (17-6, 8-1), who are 13-1 at home.
Ohio is 8-1 in MAC games for the first time since the 1984-85 season and has won nine of its past 10 games.
Marietta 72, Baldwin-Wallace 70
MARIETTA – Jacob Owens was Mr. Clutch – again.
For the second time this season, the 5-foot-9 senior hit a game-winning triple as Marietta College defeated Baldwin-Wallace 72-70 on Senior Day at Ban Johnson Arena on Saturday.
Last month, Owens helped MC defeat host Capital University with a buzzer-beating three.
Marietta improved its record to 17-6 overall and 13-3 in the Ohio Athletic Conference while B-W fell to 17-6 and 12-4. The Jon VanderWal-coached Pioneer victory avenged an early-season setback to the Yellow Jackets in Berea.
Glenville State 75, Seton Hill 74
GLENVILLE – Glenville State (11-11, 7-10 WVIAC) nipped visiting Seton Hill 75-74 Saturday, as Jamel Morris scored 23 points for the Pioneers and Lamar Mallory contributed 21 to the win.
For Seton Hill (11-10, 8-9 WVIAC), Malachi Leonard tallied 21 points, David Windsor 17 and Lenjo Kilo 11,