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MEC Men’s Basketball Roundup (January 10, 2019)

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Fairmont State 106, UVa-Wise 80

Vonte Montgomery’s triple-double helped pace Fairmont State past UVa-Wise, 106-80, on Thursday night at the Prior Center.

Seven different players reached double figures in scoring as Fairmont State improved to 10-3 overall and 7-0 in conference play. Montgomery had 12 points to go with 12 rebounds and 10 assists in the victory. Cole VonHandorf had a game high 19 points, Andrew Emrick had 15 and Vince Franklin had 14.

FSU had sizable advantages in rebounding (47-29), bench points (46-22), fastbreak points (29-5), points off turnovers (26-12) and points in the paint (46-26).

Michal Seals led the way for UVa-Wise (5-7, 3-4) with 18 points, seven assists and four rebounds. Eric Okenchi had was 8-of-9 from the floor and finished with 17 points.


#12 West Liberty 105, West Virginia State 90

Twelfth-ranked West Liberty pulled away from West Virginia State early on in the second half on its way to a 105-90 win over the Yellow Jackets at the ASRC.

West Liberty (10-2, 6-1) led by just four, 60-56, with just under 15 minutes, but scored 13 of the game’s next 15 points to surge ahead. The lead would swell to as many as 21 before settling for the 15-point victory.

The Hilltoppers controlled the glass in the game holding a 59-40 advantage. Dalton Bolon paced WLU in scoring with 22 points, and Marlon Moore came off the bench to record a double-double with 19 points and 14 rebounds. Yahel Hill contributed 12 points.

West Virginia State (5-8, 2-5) received 16 points from Gus Stone. Pat Johnson-Agwu had 12 points and six boards and Glen Abram had 13 points. 


Shepherd 90, Concord 74

Shepherd shot 60 percent in the second half to pull away from Concord, 90-74, on Thursday night at the Carter Center.

The Rams trailed at the break, 34-33, but made 21-of-35 from the field in the second half and outscored Concord 57-40 in the final 20 minutes.

Derek McKnight had 25 points and five assists to lead the way for Shepherd as the Rams improved to 8-5 overall and 4-3 in the league. Thomas Lang had 21 points and nine rebounds, while Jon Preston had 15 points and five boards.

Tommy Bolte had a game-high 42 points on 15-of-28 shooting for Concord (9-3, 5-2). Maik Johnson added 10 points for CU.


Charleston 91, Wheeling Jesuit 74

Drew Rackley poured in 37 points to lead Charleston to a 91-74 win over Wheeling Jesuit on Thursday night at the McDonough Center.

Rackley was 15-of-19 from the floor, including 5-of-6 from deep, and 2-of-5 from the free throw line to finish with 37. He also had six points and six assists. Lamont McManus added 16 points while Devon Robinson had a double-double with his 15-point, 15-rebound performance.

Charleston (9-4, 4-3) shot 65 percent from the floor in the win and out-rebounded Wheeling Jesuit 36-22.

Steve Cannady had 20 points for Wheeling Jesuit (1-12, 0-7). DeAndre Robinson and Emmanuel Ansong each added 16 points.


West Virginia Wesleyan 79, Urbana 69

West Virginia Wesleyan opened the second half on an 11-2 run to rally from its halftime deficit and come away with a 79-69 win at the Grimes Center on Thursday night.

The Bobcats (6-7, 3-4) trailed by four, 37-33, at the break, but went on the game-changing run with 11 points in just over two minutes to start the second half. Dusan Vicentic hit two shots from deep, while Luka Petrovic hit a three and made a layup to give WVWC a lead it would not relinquish the rest of the way.

Petrovic and Fred Brondsted each had 15 points, while Vicentic came off the bench to score 14 points and tally eight rebounds.

Ethan Snapp had a game-high 18 points for Urbana (3-8, 1-6). Malik Jacobs had a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds and Datrey Long had 13 points.


Notre Dame 109, Glenville State 81

Notre Dame built a big first half lead and cruised to a 109-81 win over Glenville State on Thursday night at Murphy Gymnasium.

The Falcons (9-4, 5-2) shot an impressive 56 percent from the field in the game on its way to the win. Will Vorhees posted a double-double 23 points and 13 rebounds. Drew Scarberry came off the bench and drained seven three-pointers and finished with 23 points.

Phil Bledsoe and Jamal Pollydore each had 25 points for Glenville State (7-6, 2-5). Bledsoe also pulled down 10 rebounds for the Pioneers. 

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