The University of Charleston women's basketball team earned its eighth straight home win as it dismantled Concord 66-48 Wednesday at the Eddie King Gymnasium.Sophomore guard LeAnne Ross nailed five 3-pointers on her way to a game-high 15 points to lead the Golden Eagles (18-7, 14-7 Mountain East Conference) and Chyress Lockhart tallied 12 points and six assists. Rachel Artrip paced the Mountain Lions (9-16, 7-15) with 12 points. nn
WVU SPORTS: West Virginia men's basketball player Kevin Noreen has been named to the 2014 Academic All-Big 12 men's basketball first team and teammate Gary Browne received second-team honors. This is the second consecutive season that Noreen has earned a first-team selection. WVU women's soccer player Kadeisha Buchanan has been named to the Canadian Women's National Team for the 2014 Cyprus Cup. Buchanan played all 90 minutes in the team's 1-0 loss to the U.S. Women's National Team on Jan. 31. The freshman defender is coming off a strong first season at WVU, helping the Mountaineer defense post 10 shutouts in 2013. nn
MARSHALL SPORTS: The Marshall University women's basketball team committed 22 turnovers as it fell to Florida Atlantic 87-68 Wednesday at the Cam Henderson Center in Huntington. Norrisha Victrum and Chukwuka Ezeigbo each notched 16 points for the Thundering Herd (9-18, 2-12 Conference USA). The Owls (14-13, 4-10 C-USA) were led by Kimberly Smith, who netted a game-high 26 points.
Marshall junior Katie Kramer has been named to the Conference USA Women's Swimming and Diving All-Academic Team. Kramer has a 3.91 grade-point average as an economics major and will graduate in May after three years at Marshall. The Florida native is a member of the Marshall University Honor's College and a Yeager Scholar, the highest scholarship award offered by the university.nn
MEC SPORTS: The Mountain East Conference has six men's basketball teams ranked in the most recent NCAA Atlantic Regional Rankings released Wednesday. The MEC held six of the 10 possible slots, including West Liberty, who held down the top spot in the region. The University of Charleston came in ranked fourth, followed by Shepherd at fifth. Glenville State (eighth), Fairmont State (ninth) and West Virginia Wesleyan (10th) rounded out the poll.Glenville State's women's basketball team sits at No. 2 in the latest NCAA Atlantic Regional Rankings released Wednesday. Glenville fell to No. 2 after previously holding the No. 1 spot last week. Fairmont State remained sixth in the region and West Liberty is 10th.
Fairmont State junior swimmer Pasko Komadina has qualified for the NCAA Championships and will swim four different events. Komadina will participate in the 50-meter, 100-meter, 200-meter and 500-meter freestyle events March 12-15 in Geneva, Ohio.The Fairmont State alumni association will host its annual basketball tournament reception at the Embassy Suites in Charleston from 4-6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 7. Alumni and friends are invited to attend the reception for $15 per person, which includes dinner and drinks. To RSVP, call 304-367-4009.nn
WVU TECH SPORTS: WVU Tech men's and women's basketball players Leon Cooper Jr. and Elizabeth Evans have been named the Golden Bear Performers of the Week. Evans helped the Golden Bears to a 1-1 record last week, recording 24 points, five assists, three rebounds and two steals in two games. Cooper scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the Golden Bears' win over Barber-Scotia College.
Tech wrestler John Walters has been named the United States Collegiate Athletic Association Wrestler of the Week. Wrestling at 157 pounds, Walters finished fourth at the NAIA Eastern Regional and qualified for his second trip to the NAIA National Championships in Topeka, Kan. Walter (25-6 this season) currently holds the WVU Tech record for most career wins with 71.nn
TABLE TENNIS: The Charleston Table Tennis Club hosted the 2014 West Virginia Table Tennis Championship last Saturday and crowned Steve Emmons from Martinsburg as champion and Ryan Robinson of St. Albans as runner-up. Jason Workman of Parkersburg won Division A and Wes Blake won Division B. Jay Nelson of Huntington and Joey Mencias of Princeton won the doubles championship.nn
AREA TENNIS: The Charleston YMCA Junior Spring Open will be held March 7-9. Entrants must register online using the tournament ID number 856314514 by March 4. The entry fee is $35 per event and juniors are limited to two events. For more information, call 304-340-3533.nn
COACHING CLASS: An ASEP coaching class will be held on March 28-30 at South Charleston High School for those interested in coaching a secondary school sport. To register, go to www.wvssac.org