Local College Basketball Roundup
College Women’s Basketball
Ohio Valley 74, Central State 67
WILBERFORCE, Ohio – Imani Ward dominated Thursday evening with 25 points and 14 rebounds to help Ohio Valley University knock off host Central State University, 74-67.
Amy Brooks had 20 points for the 6-15 Fighting Scots, who watched Kayla Parsley add nine markers and 10 boards.
Iniquia Snell’s game-high 27 points and her 11 rebounds went for naught in the setback. Akwar Obong had 12 points and as many boards for CSU (5-14).
Wheeling Jesuit 77,
No. 9 Glenville State 74 (OT)
WHEELING – Jaila Bryant hit 11 of 15 field goals and scored a game-high 26 points while teammate Breanna Butler canned five 3s and added 21 more here Thursday night as Wheeling Jesuit shocked No. 9 Glenville State in overtime, 77-74.
GSC trailed by as many as nine points in the second half, but a Ginny Mills 3 tied the game at 61 with 23 seconds to go. The Cardinals then had a turnover, but Pioneer Jessica Parsons’ potential game-winning 3-pointer was off the mark.
The Pioneers, now 23-3 overall and 18-2 in the Mountain East Conference, were led by Kenyona Simmons’ 24 points. Mills finished with nine while teammate Aesha Peters scored seven points and had a game-high 12 rebounds.
WJU (13-11, 10-10) held Glenville State to just 30.6 percent (26 of 85) from the field. Taneka Lewis added 13 points for the Cardinals, who got eight markers and nine boards from Lydia Hyburg.
GSC returns to action at 2 p.m. Saturday when West Liberty invades Gilmer County. WLU handed the Pioneers a 107-94 setback last month.
No. 17 Nebraska 67, Ohio State 59
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Rachel Theriot scored 26 points and Jordan Hooper had 24 to spark a late rally that pushed No. 17 Nebraska’s winning streak to seven with a 67-59 win over Ohio State on Thursday.
Ohio State went up 52-44 with 8:02 left but the Cornhuskers (20-5, 10-3 Big Ten) put together a 17-0 run, holding the Buckeyes scoreless (14-15, 4-9) until just 43 seconds remained. Then Theriot hit six free throws to ice the game.
Emily Cady and Hailie Sample pulled down 11 rebounds apiece for Nebraska, which also made 13 of 16 free throws. Ohio State was just 2 of 4 from the line.
Ameryst Alston tied her career-high with 31 points for Ohio State, which lost its fifth-straight game.
Coach Connie Yori, who fainted during the Wisconsin game on Sunday, was back on the bench.
Hooper, celebrating her 22nd birthday, had two 3-pointers during the winning surge.
College Men’s Basketball
Glenville State 66, Wheeling Jesuit 65
WHEELING – Reggie Williams’ foul shot with 62 ticks remaining lifted visiting Glenville State to a 66-65 road win Thursday night at Wheeling Jesuit in Mountain East Conference action.
The Cardinals (14-10, 11-9) led 65-62 with 3:13 to go, but the Pioneers (16-8, 13-7) tallied the final four points of the contest.
Eric Siefert had a game-high 20 points and Justin Fritts tossed in 18 for WJU.
Brett Morris led the G-men with 17 points, Kevin Gray had 15 and Williams tallied 10 markers with five assists and two steals. Lamar Mallory had nine points and a game-high 10 rebounds in the victory.
GSC will have senior day at 4 p.m. Saturday against West Liberty.
Central State 106, Ohio Valley 78
WILBERFORCE, Ohio – Ohio Valley fell behind 54-33 at halftime Thursday night and host Central State University improved to 15-9 following an easy 106-78 victory against the Fighting Scots.
OVU (3-18) received a game-high 21 points from Sequan Lawrence, who finished with nine rebounds, four assists and two steals. Austin Parker (15) and Osvaldas Gaizauskas (11) cracked double figures in scoring for the Fighting Scots.
LeDonte Body led five CSU players in double figures with 19 markers and finished with a double-double thanks to his game-high 10 rebounds. Masceo Harmon chipped in nine points, nine boards, five assists and four steals for the hosts.
UAB 68, Marshall 62
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – Chad Frazier scored 13 points and led a balanced Alabama-Birmingham attack to beat Marshall 68-62 on Thursday night.
UAB (16-10, 5-7 Conference USA) led Marshall 30-29 at the break and the score seesawed throughout most of the second half leading into the final 7 minutes of play. That’s when the Blazers outscored Marshall 10-5, taking a 5- point lead into the stretch. Marshall (9-18, 3-9) failed to make any headway as UAB made 8-of-12 free throws in the final 2:10 to hang on for the win.
UAB shot only 34 percent from the floor, but the Blazers, who are second in the nation in rebounding average (45.3), gathered 51 rebounds in overpowering Marshall inside.
Fahro Alihodzic and Robert Williams scored 12 apiece, and C.J. Washington notched 10 rebounds for UAB.
Chris Thomas led the Thundering Herd with 22 points, while Cheikh Sane grabbed 12 rebounds.