ATHENS, W.Va. -- The University of Charleston men's basketball team showed no signs of rust after several weeks off for the holidays, going on the road and beating Concord 66-50 Thursday.
The Golden Eagles (8-2, 4-2 West Virginia Conference) were led by Terrell Lipkins' 23 points. Lipkins finished 10 of 14 from the floor and also chipped in with four rebounds and two assists. Alkesander Kesic was the only other UC player to score in double figures with 13 points and Xavier Humphrey led the team with six rebounds.
For Concord (6-3, 2-3), Nick Ruffin led the Mountain Lions with 14 points while Damien Tunstalle and Thomas Brown each had 10.
UC's next game is Saturday at West Virginia Wesleyan.
UC WOMEN: The University of Charleston women's basketball team opened the 2013 portion of its schedule with an 81-69 win Thursday at Concord.
UC (6-4, 3-3 West Virginia Conference) was led by Chelsea Brumby with 17 points, including a perfect 5-of-5 effort from beyond the 3-point arc. LeAnne Ross finished with 14 points while Nichole Perry and Jessi Cowden each had 12 points for the Golden Eagles. Ross led UC with nine rebounds while Chrissy Keir had eight assists.
For Concord (3-8, 2-3), Andrea Bertrand had a game-high 30 points to go with 11 rebounds.
WVC FOOTBALL: Glenville State's Mark Jackson has accepted an invitation to play in the 87th East-West Shrine Game on Jan. 21 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Jackson, a three-year starter at offensive tackle for the Pioneers, was a three-time first-team All-West Virginia Conference selection and was named a first-team All-American by the AFCA Coaches and a second-team All-American by Beyond Sports Network.