Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

December 8, 2013

Lady Lions get first Mountain East victory

Staff reports
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BUCKHANNON — Rachel Artrip led three Concord scorers in double figures as the Mountain Lions defeated West Virginia Wesleyan 70-62  on  Saturday in Mountain East Conference action.

Concord (3-4, 1-3) earned its first win in the Mountain East.

Artrip, a product of Honaker, led Concord with 15 points and six rebounds. Melea Smith had a career-day with 14 points and five rebounds. Andrea Berrand added 10 points for the Lady Lions.

Alley Odell pulled down six rebounds for Concord, which forced 28 turnovers.

Concord won’t return to action until Jan. 4 at West Liberty.

Southern Indiana 87, Bluefield State 57

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Anna Hackert scored 22 points, Stephanie Carpenter added 14 and Autumn Miller canned 11 to lead the Screaming Eagles past the Lady Blues.

Keareh Jefferys was the only double figure scorer for Bluefield State (1-7), finishing with 16 points. Hope Smith had six points, 10 rebounds and three steals.

The Screaming Eagles (7-1) led 47-21 at the break.

Bluefield State will play in the Joe Manchin Classic at Salem International next weekend.

Virginia Tech 72, No. 25 Mich St. 66

BLACKSBURG, Va. — Virginia Tech had four players, highlighted by senior Uju Ugoka’s fourth straight double-double, score at least 14 points to lead the Hokies past No. 25 Michigan State.

Ugoka had 19 points, 10 rebounds and four assists, while Vanessa Panousis added 15 points and four assists, Monet Tellier had 14 points, nine boards and three assists, and Hannah Young chipped in 14 points and five rebounds.

Michigan State was paced by Becca Mills with 19 points and 10 boards off the bench.

Virginia Tech (7-2) will host USC Upstate on Dec. 15.

West Virginia 94, F.Dickinson 47

MORGANTOWN — Taylor Palmer scored 26 points, including five of West Virginia’s 11 3-pointers in a rout of the Knights.

Christal Caldwell recorded 19 points, to go with three treys, five steals and three assists. Brooke Hampton added 13 points and five assists. Asya Bussie added a double-double of 10 points and 10 boards.

The Knights were paced by Brianna Thomas with 23 points.

West Virginia (7-1), which forced 18 turnovers, will play Marshall on Saturday in the Chesapeake Energy Capital Classic at the Charleston Civic Center.

Marshall women postponed

HUNTINGTON — Due to a power outage at Cam Henderson Center, the Marshall women’s basketball game against Davis & Elkins scheduled for Saturday was postponed.