Area roundup: Taste leads State women to win

India Taste recorded a double-double of 19 points and 10 rebounds as the West Virginia State women's basketball team bested Virginia-Wise 82-58 Tuesday in Institute.Lexy Carson chipped in 16 points for the Yellow Jackets (18-9, 14-7 Mountain East Conference). Taylor Sandidge and Makenzie Cluesman had 12 points apiece for Wise (9-16, 5-16).
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  • WVU SPORTS: The WVU women's basketball is ranked No. 10 this week in the latest USA Today Coaches Poll. The Mountaineers (24-3, 13-2) are up from No. 14 last week and currently rank No. 11 in the Associated Press Poll.
  • WVU junior gymnast Beth Deal has been named the Big 12 Conference Specialist of the Week. The Parkersburg native had a career-best 9.95 showing on beam at the Perfect 10 Challenge Feb. 14 in Oklahoma City.
  • Twenty-six members of the WVU swimming and diving teams have been named to the 2014 All-Academic Big 12 teams. First-team honorees from the women's squad are Eva Burlingham, Morgan Emter, Hayley Kidd, Katie Murto, Julie Ogden, Courtney Parenti, Jennifer Rey, Meredith Rogers, Lindsay Schmidt, Sloan Storie, Tori Taffner, Haily VandePoel and Jenelle Zee. First-team honorees from the men's squad are Bryce Bohman, Chris Brill, Aidan Fumagalli, Jake Iotte, Liam McLaughlin, Peter Murto, Jake Querciagrossa and Julien Vialette.
  • Family Day packages are on sale at the Mountaineer Ticket Office for the WVU men's basketball game against TCU on Saturday at the WVU Coliseum. Four tickets, four drinks, four hot dogs and one bucket of popcorn can be purchased for $60 by calling 1-800-WVU GAME or by visiting
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  • TECH BASEBALL: WVU Tech lost to Gannon University 3-0 in its home-opener Tuesday at the Linda K. Epling Stadium in Beckley. Marc-Richard Culmer and Zach Sizemore had hits for the Golden Bears (0-4).
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  • CONCORD BASEBALL: Concord senior first baseman Joey Miller has been named the National Collegiate Baseball Writer Association's Atlantic Regional Hitter of the Week. Miller helped the Mountain Lions take two out of three games against Pitt-Johnson, going 9 for 13 with four runs, two home runs and seven RBIs.
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