Denzel Dillingham poured in 21 points as Lenoir-Rhyne College grabbed a 64-51 win over West Virginia State in the final day of the Pickle Classic in Saturday Mount Olive, N.C.David Ford and Anton Hutchins had 11 points apiece for the Yellow Jackets (2-2), while Victor Sharpe added 10.nn
TECH WOMEN: The WVU Tech women's basketball team closed out the Milligan College Classic with a 71-67 loss to Virginia Intermont College Saturday in Milligan, Tenn.Amber Tully and Nia Nolan led the Golden Bears (4-4) in scoring with 15 and 13 points, respectively. Courtney Sturdivant grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds and dished out four assists. Kayla Orrick netted a game-high 16 points for the Cobras (4-4).nn
WVU WOMEN: West Virginia held the University of South Carolina Upstate to 18 points in the second half en route to a 75-45 victory Saturday afternoon in a women's basketball matchup at the Coliseum in Morgantown.The Mountaineers bench combined for 53 points, led by freshman Bria Holmes' career-best 14 points. Freshman Jennie Simms added 11 points, including a 6-of-6 effort at the free-throw line, while sophomore Crystal Leary had nine points and 10 rebounds.
WVU sophomore Averee Fields donated 10 points and four steals while senior Ayana Dunning recorded nine points and eight boards.WVU freshman Makenzie White, a former standout at Scott High School, went 0 for 2 from 3-point range and had a steal in four minutes.The Mountaineers take on LSU at 8 p.m. Friday in the Thanksgiving Classic in Miami, Fla.nn
MU WOMEN: Marshall women's team jumped out to a 14-point halftime lead and the Thundering Herd cruised to a 70-45 win over Ball State Saturday at the Cam Henderson Center.Orlandria Williams paced Marshall (2-1) with 18 points while Chukwuka Ezeigbo, Norrisha Victrum and Leandra King each contributed 10. Ezeigbo and Suporia Dickens each grabbed 12 rebounds for the home team.Brandy Woody had 12 points for Ball State (0-3).
WVC VOLLEYBALL: Top-seeded Wheeling Jesuit defeated No. 2 Seton Hill 25-15, 25-13, 25-18 for its fifth straight West Virginia Conference volleyball tournament title Saturday afternoon at the University of Charleston.Allissa Ware, an all-tournament selection, turned in a match-high 13 kills with no errors for a .448 attack percentage for the Cardinals, who received an automatic bid into the NCAA Division II national tournament. Wheeling Jesuit's Jenna Pew, the tourney's MVP, added 11 kills and 18 assists while Madison Strall had 24 assists.The Cardinals' Rachel Caja and Makenzie Ripley were also all-tournament picks along with the University of Charleston's Ashley Douglas and Malleri Hardison.nn
WVU CROSS COUNTRY: West Virginia University senior Sarah-Anne Brault finished 76th at the NCAA cross country championships Saturday morning in Louisville, Ky. Brault, a three-time NCAA All-Mid Atlantic Region honoree, turned in a time of 20 minutes, 36 seconds on the 6-kilometer course. Iowa State's Besty Saina won with a clocking of 19:27. Oregon won the team title for the first time since 1987 with 114 points.
MU VOLLEYBALL: No. 3 Central Florida defeated No. 6 Marshall 26-28, 28-15, 25-20, 25-21 Friday night in the opening round of the Conference USA tournament at Tulsa, Okla. Laura Der, an all-conference selection, had a match-high 23 kills and added 14 digs for Marshall (18-13).