The WVU Tech men's basketball team avenged an 18-point loss from earlier in the season as it took down Campbellsville 79-68 Saturday afternoon at the Baisi Athletic Center in Montgomery.The Golden Bears (13-9) were led by Jaren Marino's game-high 23 points. Stephen Coles recorded 17 points and 10 rebounds for Tech and senior Brandon Burgraff nailed three 3-pointers to finish with 16 points.Eric Gaines led the Tigers (7-14) with 15 points.Charleston 79, Fairmont State 66: Visiting Charleston shot over 50 percent (26 for 50) and held a 39-31 rebounding advantage to earn its seventh straight win.
Aleksander Kesic led four double-digit scorers with 20 points and 12 rebounds for UC (12-4 overall, 9-3 Mountain East Conference), followed by Denzel Douglas (18 points), Tino diTrapano (14), and Fred Simpson (12).Thomas Wimbush led the Falcons (11-6, 6-5) with 17 points, Stevie Browning tossed in 14 and Brendan Cooper scored 13.Shepherd 93, West Virginia State 92: Marcus Pilgrim knocked down a pair of free throws with just two seconds left as host Shepherd dealt West Virginia State a heartbreaking loss.
Bo King scored a game-high 28 points for the Yellow Jackets (7-8, 4-8), including a pair of free throws with seven seconds left to give State a one-point lead. Anton Hutchins scored 16 for State followed by Steven Wing with 13, Juan Johnson with 12 and Dominic Phillips with 10.Brantly Osborne paced the Rams (14-4, 9-3) with 22 points while Pilgrim (17), Austin Cunningham (15), Morgan McDonald (12 points, 12 rebounds), and Naim Muhammed (10) each finished in double figures.MEC womenWest Virginia State 85, Shepherd 80: Lexy Carson poured in a game-high 26 points and West Virginia State coach Dave Smith picked up his 600th career victory in comeback fashion on the road.
State (12-6, 8-4) trailed by 12 with 5:18 remaining but ended on a 21-4 run to outlast the Rams (2-14, 2-10). Jordan Brock chipped in 20 points for the Jackets and Shalyn Shafer contributed 13 points and 13 rebounds.Gabby Flinchum had 21 points and nine rebounds to lead Shepherd.Fairmont State 80, Charleston 62: Former Scott standout Makenzie White scored a team-high 19 points as the Falcons won at home.
Deidra Combs and Hailey Garrett added 15 points apiece for the Falcons (9-5, 7-4) as Fairmont moved ahead of UC in the MEC standings for fourth place. Chryess Lockhart's 15 points paced the Golden Eagles (11-5, 7-5) and Kiara Johnson scored 10.