Local College Basketball Roundup


No. 17 West Virginia 84, Kansas St. 44.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – Bria Holmes had a career-high 31 points and Taylor Palmer surpassed the 1,000 point-mark on Saturday as No. 17 West Virginia defeated Kansas 84-44.

Holmes reached the 30-point mark on a pair of free throws with 3:34 left and Palmer achieved her career milestone on a 3-pointer with 2:52 left in the first half. Palmer was also the last Mountaineer to score 30 or more when she had 30 against Oklahoma on Jan. 3, 2013.

The Mountaineers ended the first half on a 26-5 run to lead 43-24 at halftime. Holmes made 5 of 8 3-pointers and had 19 points before the break.

Christal Caldwell added 17 points and Palmer finished with 13 for WVU (20-3, 9-2 Big 12) which finished 11 of 19 from 3-point range.

Leticia Romero scored 12 points for Kansas State (9-13, 3-8) which shot just 26.7 percent from the field.

Glenville State 53, Charleston 50

GLENVILLE – Charleston held a 32-26 halftime cushion here Saturday afternoon, but No. 10 Glenville State used a 10-0 run to start the second half and never trailed again during its 53-50 Mountain East Conference victory against the Golden Eagles.

Nichole Perry led UC (14-7, 10-7) with a game-high 14 points, but her 3-point attempt with six seconds left and teammate Kayla Dozier’s trey attempt to tie it before the buzzer didn’t fall.

Keyanna Tate was the only Pioneer to crack double figures and finished with 12 points.

It was the lowest point total for GSC since an 86-45 loss back on Dec. 5 of 2009 against Division I Liberty University.

Aesha Peters grabbed a game-high nine boards and chipped in six markers for GSC, which won the turnover battle 18-6. Kenyona Simmons and Kenyell Goodson had eight points apiece in the triumph.

Former Marietta High School standout LeAnne Ross had five points and tied for a team-high six rebounds for UC.

Marshall 69,

Louisiana Tech 55

HUNTINGTON – McKenzie Akers had 18 points, Leah Scott went for 17 and Chukwuka Ezeigbo double-doubled with 10 points and as many rebounds on Saturday as Marshall University ran past visiting Louisiana Tech, 69-55.

Scott also had a double-double for the Thundering Herd (8-14, 1-8 C-USA) thanks to her game-high 10 assists.

Whitney Frazier’s double-double that featured a game-high 26 points and 11 rebounds led the Louisiana Tech (7-15, 2-7) attack.

Bluefield State 69,

Ohio Valley 61

VIENNA – Bluefield State held host Ohio Valley to just 33.3 percent from the floor and won the rebounding battle 44-28 as the visitors picked up a 69-61 G-MAC victory Saturday afternoon inside the Snyder Activity Center.

Bluefield State was led by Tasia Nolan’s 14 points and game-high 15 rebounds. Jenaya Abernathy notched 11 points while Kearah Jefferys and Shae Gravely had 10 counters apiece.

Imani Ward scored a game-high 18 points for Ohio Valley, which also had double figure scoring efforts from Saira House (16) and Shelby Way (10).

Heidelberg 85, Marietta 79

TIFFIN, Ohio – Host Heidelberg handled Marietta College 85-79 in OAC basketball action Saturday afternoon.

Heidelberg (11-10, 4-10 OAC) was paced by Kathleen Phillips with 21 points, Jackie Abrecht with 11, and 10 each from Paige Ricketts and Molly Schriber.

For Marietta, now 10-11 overall and 4-10 in the OAC, Candice Alexander poured in 23 points, while Heather Booth had 18 and Jessica Brogan 15, and Tori Dixon added 12.

The next game for the Pioneers has them hosting Capital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday


Ohio 82, Miami (Ohio) 75

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) – Nick Kellogg pumped in 27 points and Travis Wilkins added 23, both career highs, to lead Ohio to an 82-75 win over Miami (Ohio) on Saturday.

Trailing 47-32 at the break, Ohio (17-6, 7-3 Mid-American Conference) rallied huge in the second half with a 22-5 run that included a trio of Wilkins 3-pointers. The lead went back and forth before the Bobcats took control with back-to-back 3-pointers from Kellogg to take a 68-65 lead they would pad and protect over the final 3 minutes.

Maurice Ndour contributed 14 points and eight rebounds for the Bobcats, who hit 29 of 55 from field (53 percent) and were 11 of 29 from 3-point range.

Miami (9-12, 5-5) hit 25 of 53 overall but was held to just 12.5 percent shooting in the second half while being outscored 50-28.

Will Felder and Bill Edwards led the Redhawks with 19 points each.

Charleston 78,

Glenville State 57

GLENVILLE – Charleston dominated the glass 44-19 and led 39-19 at halftime here Saturday as the visiting Golden Eagles had no problem during a 78-57 Mountain East Conference victory against Glenville State.

Donte Morales put up 10 points and Kevin Gray had eight points and four steals for the Pioneers (12-8, 9-7).

Charleston (14-7, 11-6) had a quartet of double figure point-producers, led by Tino diTrapano’s 22 and Xavier Humphrey’s 17. Aleksander Kesic had 12 points and nine rebounds for the Golden Eagles, who also received 16 tallies form Denzel Douglas.

Oakland City 89,

Ohio Valley 74

OAKLAND CITY, Ind. -Visiting Ohio Valley University got 23 points from Austin Parker here Saturday afternoon but the Fighting Scots dropped an 89-74 decision to Oakland City University (16-6).

OVU also got 18 points from Sequan Lawrence and 14 from David Sinickas.

Oakland City had six players reach double figures, led by Ryan Helfert and Brandon Morton with 16 points apiece.

OVU returns home on Thursday to play Davis & Elkins in a Mountain East Conference game. Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

WVU-Parkersburg 99,

Kent State-Tuscarawas 89

PARKERSBURG – Dillon McCarty hit 9 of 13 from the field and 14 of 16 from the foul line en route to a game-high 37 points on Saturday as host West Virginia University-Parkersburg picked up its first win of the season by knocking off visiting Kent State University-Tuscarawas, 99-89.

Keith Penn scored 26 points and J.T. Thurmond had 11 for 1-10 WVU-Parkersburg, which plays host at 7 p.m. Tuesday to Kentucky Christian.