WVU Tech hosts Bluefield (Va.) at 7 tonight at the Neal D. Baisi Athletic Center in Montgomery in a men's basketball matchup.
The Golden Bears (7-2) are coming off an 87-83 victory over Fairmont State last Friday. Tech senior guard David Rawlinson averages 26.2 points to lead four players in double figures.
West Liberty's Alex Falk and Wheeling Jesuit's Ben Siefert shared the WVC men's basketball player of the week honor Monday.
Falk, a 6-foot-3 senior guard from Upper Sandusky, Ohio, led the top-ranked Hilltoppers past No. 8 Findlay on the road in the team's lone contest last week. He scored a career-high 37 points and added five steals and three rebounds. The win by WLU marked just the fourth time in nine seasons the Oilers had lost at home.
Siefert, a 6-3 senior guard from Reynoldsburg, Ohio, opened the season with a double-double in a win over Washington Adventist with 40 points and 11 rebounds. In the home-opening victory over Tiffin, Siefert amassed a triple-double with 13 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds.
Concord's Amanda Smith was named the women's player of the week. The 5-8 junior guard from Princeton poured in 30 points on 14-of-21 shooting, grabbed seven rebounds, handed out two assists and had a steal in a win over WVU Tech. Then in a victory over Pitt Johnstown, she netted 21 points and pulled down eight boards.
Reach Tommy R. Atkinson at tatkin...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-4811.