VIENNA, W.Va. -- Quincy Washington erupted for 32 points and five rebounds as the University of Charleston men's basketball team rolled to a 96-69 win over Ohio Valley on Saturday.Evan Faulkner was just behind Washington, pouring in 27 points and recording five rebounds and five assists for the Golden Eagles (14-5 overall, 10-5 West Virginia Conference). Fred Simpson also had 10 points off the bench for UC.Robert Smelser scored 20 points off the bench for Ohio Valley (3-18, 2-13).nn
STATE MEN WIN: Stephen Thompson tallied 16 points to lead West Virginia State past conference foe Bluefield State 84-58 Saturday in Institute.Anton Hutchins and Howard Douglas contributed 13 points apiece for the Yellow Jackets (8-13, 6-10 WVC) and David Ford posted a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.For the Big Blues (2-14, 2-12 WVC), who had 30 turnovers against just eight assists, Avery Holliday had a game-high 18 points.nn
UC, STATE WOMEN WIN: Jessi Cowden scored 26 points and pulled down 11 rebounds as Charleston knocked off Ohio Valley 89-77 on Saturday in Vienna. Nichole Perry chipped in 13 points and five assists for UC (11-8 overall, 8-7 WVC) and LeAnne Ross and Chelsea Brumby added 11 points each.Kayla Parsley led Ohio Valley (1-18, 1-14) with 22 points.Jasmine Blanton poured in 22 points as host West Virginia State beat Bluefield State 81-65.
Jordan Brock and India Taste chipped in 12 apiece for the Yellow Jackets (8-11, 8-8 WVC). Shae Mebane led Bluefield State (10-9, 8-8 WVC) with 14 points.nn
TECH WOMEN LOSE: WVU Tech lost to Notre Dame College 81-52 in the Baisi Classic.Senior guard Courtney Sturdivant led the way for the Golden Bears (11-12), scoring 18 points with six rebounds. Nia Nolan added 10 points with three assists and two steals. Lauren Macer paced Notre Dame (9-11) with 25 points.
The men's game between Tech and Ohio Midwestern at the Baisi Center was called off.nn
WVU SPORTS: The No. 1-ranked West Virginia rifle team had a strong comeback in air rifle but fell short Saturday, losing 4704-4695 at No. 3 Kentucky. With the win, the Wildcats (10-1, 5-1 GARC) earn their third straight Great American Rifle Conference regular-season title.Freshman cross country runner Sydney Scott placed sixth at the U.S. Cross Country Championships with a time of 21:11.3 on Saturday in St. Louis.The WVU gymnastics team scored a season-best 196.05 and finishing second in its home and Big 12 opener Friday night at the Coliseum.nn
TABLE TENNIS: The Charleston Table Tennis Club will host the West Virginia Open Table Tennis tournament Feb. 23 in Charleston. The tournament is open to anyone regardless of residency and the entry fee is $30 per event. To register, contact Dale Goff at (304) 415-8685.nn
WVU WOMEN HOOPS: West Virginia hosts nationally ranked Oklahoma at 1 p.m. today in a Big 12 matchup at the Coliseum. The game will be televised on Root Sports.The Mountaineers (12-8 overall, 4-5 Big 12) look to avenge an earlier 71-68 loss Jan. 2 to the No. 21 Sooners (16-4, 6-2). Taylor Palmer canned eight 3-pointers and finished with 30 points as WVU led until the final 4:55.nn
MU WOMEN HOOPS: Marshall looks for its first Conference USA win as it takes on Memphis in the Cam Henderson Center at 2 p.m. today.The Herd is 6-13 (0-6 C-USA) after taking a 54-47 loss to East Carolina in Greenville, N.C. on Thursday. Erica Woods led Marshall with 14 points after going 5-for-7 from the field and adding two 3-pointers.nn
BIG 12 TICKETS: Tickets for the Big 12 men's basketball championship will go on sale at 9 a.m. Monday at the Mountaineer ticket office.Tickets, which are $340 for a tournament ticket package, are available to all 2012-13 Mountaineer Athletic Club members and all West Virginia University students.MAC members are limited to four tickets per account and may be ordered at the ticket office in the Coliseum or by calling 1-800-WVU-GAME. Students must have a valid identification and may only buy one ticket in person at the ticket office.nn
WVU FAN CLUB: The Charleston WVU Fan Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Golden Corral in Cross Lanes.The speaker will be Quincy Wilson of the Mountaineer coaching staff, who will discuss the 2013 recruiting class.