Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

January 16, 2014

Bluefield swept by Cumberlands; Marshall loses third straight

Staff reports
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. — Oh so close.

Andrew Wilson scored 19 points and Josh Nesbit and Alex Lubsey had 12 apiece, but the Bluefield College Rams dropped a 73-71 Mid-South Conference clash to the University of the Cumberlands on Thursday night.

Tony Bradley led Cumberlands with 21 points, making 11-of-14 from the free throw line. Steve Goins added 16 points and Taylor Gover had 14, and also pulled down a game-high 11 rebounds.

Bluefield was outrebounded by 10, and also had 18 turnovers. Nesbit had nine rebounds and Eric Dukes added three steals.

Cumberlands led 42-31 at the break, and held on, despite being outscored 40-31 in the second half.

Bluefield will travel Saturday to Georgetown.

 North Texas 80, Marshall 65

HUNTINGTON (AP) — Jordan Williams and Colin Voss combined for 36 points to lead crisp-shooting North Texas to a win over Marshall for its first Conference USA win of the season.

Williams scored 20 points on 5-for-13 shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Mean Green (10-7, 1-2 Conference USA). Voss shot 7-for-9 and scored 16 points while pulling down nine boards.

North Texas shot 50 percent from the field (28 of 56), and was 23 of 36 from the free throw line.

Kareem Canty scored 26 points and Ryan Taylor added another 22 to lead Marshall (6-12, 0-3). The pair each scored four points in the final minutes of the first half to send the Thundering Herd into the locker room trailing by 12 points.

North Texas converted 5 of 6 from the free throw line in the final 1:10 to forge the final margin.

College Women

Cumberlands 81, Bluefield 71

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. — Janee Simmons recorded a third straight double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds, but Bluefield College couldn’t overcome a 21-point deficit to fall at the University of the Cumberlands.

Bluefield (7-7, 2-4) also received 15 points from Asia Wheeler and 14 by Teqa McNeal.

Cumberlands (9-6, 4-2) was led by Jill Herman with 24 points and 20 from Julie Haye, who helped outrebound the Rams 28-26.

Bluefield, which fell behind 31-26 at the break, will visit Georgetown on Saturday.

No. 3 Duke 90, Virginia 55

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Tricia Liston scored 21 points and tied her career high with 12 rebounds, leading No. 3 Duke to a victory over Virginia.

The Blue Devils had five players score in double figures in their first game since Chelsea Gray broke her right kneecap Sunday against Boston College.

Elizabeth Williams had 17 points, seven rebounds and six blocked shots for Duke (17-1, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), which beat Virginia for the 21st straight time. Richa Jackson finished with 16 points, freshman Oderah Chidom had 11 and Alexis Jones scored 10.

Faith Randolph and Lexie Gerson had 13 points apiece for Virginia (8-9, 1-3), coached by Duke alumna and former Blue Devils assistant Joanne Boyle.