Area roundup: Turnovers cost Tech women vs. Point Park
The WVU Tech women's basketball team committed 23 turnovers in a 66-54 loss to Point Park Saturday in West Mifflin, Pa.
Ja'Nia McPhatter paced Point Park (18-4) with 17 points. Amy Garner had a double-double for the Golden Bears (9-11) with 18 points and 10 rebounds while Amber Tully netted a game-high 20 points.
WVU SPORTS: Hallie Christofferson scored 23 points and grabbed seven rebounds in No. 24 Iowa State's 53-49 women's basketball win over West Virginia Saturday in Morgantown.
Nikki Moody and Chelsea Poppens added 10 apiece for the Cyclones, who snapped a two-game losing streak.
Iowa State (14-4, 5-3 Big 12), which trailed 37-25 35 seconds into the second half, shot just 39 percent (16 of 41) from the field, but nine of those shots came from 3-point range. The Cyclones rallied to tie the game 43-all with 6:24 left to play on Christofferson's trey.
Ayana Dunning scored West Virginia's next six points to make it 51-49 with a little over 2 minutes remaining, but the Mountaineers (11-8, 3-5) missed their next four shots and two free throws as Iowa State pulled away.
Dunning led West Virginia with 17 points, but the Mountaineers, who shot 41 percent (19 of 46), made just 5 of 10 free throws.
Hailey Barrett and Ikttesh Chahal won 8-4 over the Thundering Herd's Dominika Zaprazna and Maria Voscekova and Emily Mathis and Audrey Wooland scored an 8-2 win over Kara Kucin and Ellie Ball in doubles. Barrett, Chahal and Mathis also scored singles wins for WVU.
n In its first Big 12 home dual match in program history, the West Virginia wrestling squad was defeated by Iowa State 30-3 at the WVU Coliseum. The lone win for the Mountaineers came at 141 pounds, as No. 13 Nathan Pennesi scored a 5-1 decision win over No. 19 Luke Goettl.
On the first day of competition at the Penn State National Invitational, West Virginia's Heather Adams recorded a weight throw of 18.04 meters and broke her own school record Friday in State College, Pa. Adams finished fifth in the competition and now owns four of the top five records in Mountaineer history in the weight throw.
MU SOFTBALL: Following a five-day online fan vote, the Marshall softball All-Anniversary team was revealed Friday at the team's second annual Diamond Club Dinner.
Fans voted for a 12-team roster for the All-Anniversary team, which is part of Marshall's celebration for the 20th year of the softball program. The following players received the highest votes totals per position: Rachel Folden (catcher); Vanessa Clarkson, Nichole Corrigan, Alianna Telles and Jessica Williams (infield); Joscelyn Bitner, Jeanne Noble and Amanda Williams (outfield); Sierra Davenport and Caitlyn Jackson (utility); and Sara Gulla and Randi Nielson (pitcher).