Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

December 8, 2012

Concord women win, men lose in Buckhannon

Staff Writer
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BUCKHANNON — The Concord women's basketball team snapped its five-game losing streak with a 64-59 victory over West Virginia Wesleyan on Saturday. Concord trailed by one point with 2:15 to play in regulation before outscoring its opponents 6-0 in the final two minutes to earn the win.

The triumph improves the Mountain Lions' record to 3-7 overall and 2-2 in the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The Bobcats drop to 2-5 overall and 1-3 in the WVIAC with the loss.

Amanda Smith led CU with a game-high 15 points followed by Katy Somerville with 14 points and Sammi Webster with 11.

Sophomore forward Jacqueline Kestner recorded 11 rebounds.

Concord is off until it hosts Charleston Jan. 3 at 5:30 p.m. at the Carter Center.


Men's game: W.Va. Wesleyan 86, Concord 72

The Concord University Mountain Lions suffered an 86-72 setback Saturday at West Virginia Wesleyan.

The loss drops Concord's record to 5-2 overall and 2-2 in the WVIAC. West Virginia Wesleyan improves to 4-2 overall and 2-2 in conference play.

Gentry Shrewsbury scored a team-high 17 and grabbed five rebounds to pace the Mountain Lions. Shrewsbury went 6-for-8 from the field and 5-for-6 from the foul line.

Damien Tunstalle registered his second double-double in as many games with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Thomas Brown and senior guard Eric Bailey both chipped in 13 points. Bailey was 3-for-5 from three-point range.

Overall, Concord held a 41-40 rebounding advantage over the Bobcats, but was outshot 57.4 percent (31-for-54) to 38.2 percent (26-for-68).

Concord also held edges in second chance points (22-11) and points off turnovers (17-15). Both squads committed 13 turnovers.

Kelsey Williams led the Bobcats with game-highs of 27 points and 14 rebounds.

Concord returns to action Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. at West Virginia Tech.

Concord defeated Tech, 93-78, at the Carter Center on Dec. 3.