Area roundup: King scores 32 in State men's road win
Senior Bo King exploded for 32 points as the West Virginia State men's basketball team bested Concord 94-85 Saturday at the Carter Center in Athens.
The Yellow Jackets (7-6, 4-6 Mountain East Conference) had their best 3-point shooting performance of the season, hitting 10 of 21 attempts. State also outrebounded the Mountain Lions 54-37.
Dominic Phillips contributed 19 points for State and Steve Wing had 15. Concord (5-11, 2-8) was paced by Cam Shannon and Mike Boyd, both with 16 points.
TECH MEN WIN: WVU Tech trailed Wilberforce by as many as 22 points Saturday, but was able to pull off the comeback to win its third game in a row by defeating the Bulldogs 93-86 in Wilberforce, Ohio.
Stephen Coles paced the Golden Bears (11-9) with a double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds, while Leon Cooper added 20 points. Sean Cassidy led Wilberforce with 22 points.
STATE WOMEN LOSE: Concord used a 10-0 run late in the second half and posted a 76-67 win over the West Virginia State at the Carter Center in Athens.
The Yellow Jackets (11-5, 7-3 MEC) were led in scoring by Lexy Carson with 18 points, while India Taste and Asia Greenleaf chipped in 17 and 15 points, respectively. Sissy Wagner paced Concord (7-6, 5-5) with 20 points.
UC WOMEN WIN: LeAnn Ross scored 13 points as the University of Charleston defeated Virginia-Wise 68-52 Saturday at the Eddie King Gymnasium in Charleston.
The Golden Eagles (10-4, 6-4 MEC) held the Cavaliers to just 31 percent shooting. Nichole Perry and Monet Saunders had 11 points apiece for UC. Kayla Carey led the Cavaliers (7-7, 3-7) with a game-high 19 points.
WVU WOMEN WIN: Senior guard Christal Caldwell tallied 23 points in a 77-63 West Virginia basketball victory over Oklahoma Saturday at the WVU Coliseum.
The Sooners entered the game averaging 80.9 points and were held to 63 points, their second lowest total this season. Sophomore guard Bria Holmes had 21 points for the Mountaineers (16-2, 5-1 Big 12).
HERD WOMEN LOSE: Jessica Kuster exploded for 26 points, including six in overtime, as Rice upended Marshall 74-68 Saturday at Tudor Fieldhouse in Houston.
Kuster made a pair of free throws with 29 seconds remaining in regulation to tie the game for the Owls (10-7, 3-1 Conference USA). Leah Scott paced the Thundering Herd (7-10, 0-4) with 18 points while Suporia Dickens chipped in 17.
WVU SWIMMING: West Virginia's men's team earned its first-ever Big 12 win, defeating TCU 167-133 in a split dual meet Saturday in Fort Worth, Texas.
Sophomore Ross Glegg took the men's 200 freestyle with a time of 1:41.11 and Julien Vialette won the men's 50 freestyle with a time of 21.28 to lead the Mountaineers.
The women's team fell to TCU 164-121. WVU was led by junior Jenelle Zee's first-place finish in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:05.88.
MARSHALL SWIMMING: The Marshall women's team fell to Duquesne 152-110 Saturday at the Frederick A. Fitch Natatorium in Huntington.
Kaley Gregory led the Herd with first-place finishes in the 1,000-yard freestyle and the 500-yard freestyle, and Vera Niemeyer and Sarah Kay took home win in the 200-yard backstroke and 200-yard butterfly, respectively.
WVU FAN CLUB: The Kanawha Valley West Virginia Fan Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at Harding's Restaurant in Mink Shoals. The speaker will be former WVU player and coach Steve Dunlap, now with the Mountaineer Athletic Club. Meetings are open to the public.