Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

January 31, 2013

Mountain Lions, Rams swept in hoops twinbills

Staff, wire reports
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

WHEELING — The Wheeling Jesuit Cardinals outscored the Concord Mountain Lions 41-33, breaking a 30-all halftime score to claim a 71-63 WVIAC victory Thursday night in Wheeling.

Damian Tunstalle scored 20 points, Mike Boyd tallied 12 and Cam Shannon added 10 for the Mountain Lions (10-7, 6-7).

Ben Siefert led WJU (11-8, 8-7) with 19 and Justin Fritts chipped in 14.

The Cardinals won the rebounding battle 33-24. Both teams made 13-of-16 free throws.

Concord will host West Virginia Wesleyan on Monday, followed on Tuesday by a visit from Alderson-Broaddus.

Pikeville 74, Bluefield 68

PIKEVILLE, Ky. — Bluefield put a scare in the nation’s seventh ranked team, but the Bears were able to put away the Rams in Mid-South Conference road action.

Trevor Setty led Pikeville (19-3, 10-3) with 18 points, 10 rebounds and six assists, while Jamar Briscoe added 17 points. Trrance Santil added 12 points and 14 boards, and Elisha Justice tallied 10 points and five assists.

Bluefield (6-13, 2-11), which lost its seventh straight game, was paced by Byron Carpenter with 26 points and 12 rebounds. Pierre Walters tallied 21 points and eight boards, while Josh Nesbit added 16 points and seven boards.

The Rams will visit Virginia-Wise on Saturday.

College Women

Wheeling Jesuit 79, Concord 67

WHEELING — Princeton’s Amanda Smith continued her strong play with 22 points, five rebounds, three steals and an assist, but Concord dropped a WVIAC decision to the Cardinals.

Jamie Sobczak and Breanna Butler paced the Cardionals (6-13, 3-12) with 19 points apiece.

Concord (5-14, 4-9) also received 11 points and three boards from Summers County’s Leslie Mack, while Honaker product Rachel Artrip contributed 10 points and six rebounds.

Stephanie Wagner dished out six assists, while Jacqueline Kestner and Tanisha Williams scored eight points each. Kestern had a team-high eight rebounds.

Pikeville 87, Bluefield 80

PIKEVILLE, Ky. — Three Lady Rams combined to scored 57 points, but the Bears avenged a Mid-South Conference loss earlier in the season to Bluefield.

Calisha Johnson had a game-high 28 points, along with six rebounds for Pikeville (6-15, 3-10), which won for just the sixth time this season. Kayla Day tallied 11 points, while Sally Roberts and Jayme Jackson added 10 points and five assists apiece.

Bluefield (14-9 6-7) was paced by Ashley White with 22 points and Janee Simmons, who had 22 points and nine rebounds. Teqa McNeal contributed 13 points and seven assists. Pip Pattison tallied nine for the Rams.

Bluefield will visit Virginia-Wise on Saturday.