Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

College Sports

January 14, 2013

Concord men win, women lose at D&E

ELKINS — The Concord Mountain Lions took a 61-54 road win Monday night at Davis & Elkins College as guards Mike Boyd and Damien Tunstalle combined to score 25 points in the second half.

Boyd led all players with five assists. Tunstalle sank three three-pointers on his way to a 13-point, six-rebound night. Jordan Davis had a team-best eight rebounds.

Concord’s bench outscored Davis &Elkins’ reserves 26-6.

As a team, Concord (9-4, 5-4) shot 38.2 percent (21-for-55) from the field, 29.4 percent (5-for-17) from three-point range, and 53.8 percent (14-for-26) at the free-throw line.

On the defensive end, CU had 10 steals, one blocks, and forced the Senators to turn the ball over 16 times and shoot just 34.6 percent from the field. D-E did win the rebounding battle 39-38.

The Senators were led by Igor Premasunca’s double-double of 12 points and 13 rebounds.

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Women’s game: Davis & Elkins 76, Concord 62

The Lady Senators took a 19-2 lead in the first seven minutes on Monday and Concord could not catch up, though the Mountain Lions outscored their hosts 60-57 over the final 33 minutes.

A pair of Concord sophomores, Rachel Artrip and Jacqueline Kestner both scored career highs. Artrip scored 22 points while Kestner added 15 — the third consecutive game in which she has scored at least 10 points.

Artrip was 6-for-14 from the field, 3-for-5 from three-point range and 7-for-8 from the foul line. She also grabbed seven rebounds, while making a career-high five steals, and two assists. Kestner went 6-for-9 overall from the field and 2-for-3 from long range.

Senior Katy Somerville grabbed four boards and dished out four assists.

Concord scored nine of the first 11 points of the second half to cut D&E’s lead to 39-34, thanks to a three-pointer from Artrip, a pair of foul shots and a layup from Amanda Smith as well as a field goal from Kestner.

But the Senators regrouped and led by as many as 23 points down the stretch.

As a team, Concord (4-11, 3-6) shot 37.3 percent (22-for-59) from the field, 42.1 percent (8-for-19) from three-point range, and 76.9 percent (10-for-13) at the free-throw line.

On the defensive end, CU had 10 steals, two blocks, and forced the Senators to turn the ball over 18 times.

The Senators (6-7, 5-4) were led by Beth Gribble with 15 points and Page Turner with 13 points.

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