Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

December 31, 2013

Senators filibustered by Marshall

Staff reports
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

HUNTINGTON — Princeton product McKenzie Akers scored three points and dished out an assist in Marshall’s 86-72 non-conference win over Davis & Elkins on Tuesday afternoon.

These clubs were slated to play earlier this season, but it was postponed due to an electrical outage.

Marshall (6-6) was led by Leah Scott with 20 points. Chelsey Romero added 16, while A.J. Johnson and Norrisha Victrum had 12 points each.

Davis & Elkins (2-10) outrebounded the Herd 46-33, but also committed 26 turnovers.

Ashley Bowles paced the Senators with 15 points. Jordan Lykes added 12 and Ashley Magallanez tossed in 11.

Marshall will visit New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) on Sunday.

G.Washington 110, Bluefield State 55

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Lady Blues spent New Year’s Eve afternoon in the Nation’s Capital, dropping a 55-point decision to the Colonials in an exhibition game for Bluefield State.

George Washington (9-4) outscored the Lady Blues 61-29 in the opening half, and added 53 more points after the break.

Caira Washington led four Colonials in doubles figures with 18 points, and was one of three George Washington players with double digits in rebounds with 11.

Jonquel Jones added 15 points and 16 boards, while Hannah Schaible had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Colonials, which outrebounded the Lady Blues 61-32.

Bluefield State, which had 33 turnovers, was led by Kearah Jefferys with 14 points. Hope Smith, Shay Gravely and Tasia Nolan tossed in eight apiece for the Lady Blues.

Jefferys also had four steals and four assists.

Another Division I foe awaits on Thursday when Bluefield State travels to face North Carolina Central.  The Lady Blues will host UVa-Lynchburg on Saturday.

College Men

BLACKSBURG, Va. — Virginia Tech hosted Maryland-Eastern Shore on Tuesday afternoon at Cassell Coliseum. The game ended after an early deadline due to the New Year’s Eve holiday.