Bluefield Daily Telegraph
The Concord University women's basketball team snapped a two-game losing streak Monday night with their largest win of the season, a 72-48 victory at Ohio Valley.
Concord (4-9, 3-4) shot a season-best 46.4 percent (26-for-56) from the floor and the 48 points allowed were a season-low, as was Ohio Valley's 27.3 percent shooting night from the field.
The Lady Lions held advantages in rebounds (41-39), assists (16-11), steals (5-4), second chance points (23-13) and points off of turnovers (14-5). Concord, which entered the game ranked 13th in the nation in turnovers per game, committed a season-low seven turnovers on the night.
Andrea Bertrand turned in a 20-point, 11-rebound performance. Bertrand, who also stole two passes, went 6-for-10 from the field and 8-for-14 from the foul line.
Stephanie Wagner and Jacqueline Kestner finished with 15 and 10 points, respectively. Wagner, who is 33rd in the nation in assists per game, also chipped in six assists and five rebounds.
Katy Somerville connected on three three-point attempts to score nine points.
Concord wasted little time establishing its dominance in the first half, using a 16-6 run in the game's first nine minutes of play to open up a comfortable lead that it never relinquished.
Concord continued to be the aggressors in the second half. The Mountain Lions came out of the break to score 18 of the half's first 26 points to push their lead to 47-25.
Shelby Way scored 14 points in the losing effort for Ohio Valley (0-11).
Men’s game: Concord 86, OVU 66
The Concord men won their second consecutive game, also by the largest of the season and its third victory in the last four games.
Mike Boyd had a career high 24 points, going 8-for-12 from the field, 3-for-4 from three-point range and 5-for-7 from the foul line for Concord (8-3, 4-3).
Paul Byrd hit on three-of-four three-pointers on his way to a 13-point game. Damien Tunstalle had nine points and seven rebounds. Gentry Shrewsbury grabbed nine rebounds and Thomas Brown dished out five assists.
On the defensive end, Concord made a season-high 14 steals and forced Ohio Valley into 23 turnovers which were converted into 38 points. The Mountain Lions out-rebounded the Fighting Scots 46-39.
Concord’s lead slipped to 40-37 in the second half before an 18-10 run put the game safely out of reach at 68-47.
The 51-point second half is tied for the highest single-half scoring output by CU this season.
David Sinickas scored 17 points and grabbed six rebounds for Ohio Valley (2-11, 1-6).
Concord will host Fairmont State on Saturday with the women’s game at 2 p.m. A camp reunion for attendees at last summer’s CU skills camps will also take place.