Area roundup: UC men defeat West Virginia Wesleyan 80-60
Xavier Humphrey scored 17 points as the University of Charleston men's basketball team earned a 80-60 win over West Virginia Wesleyan Saturday in Buckhannon.
Evan Faulkner also contributed 15 points for the Golden Eagles (9-2, 5-2 West Virginia Conference). Kelsey Williams tallied 21 points for the Bobcats (5-5, 2-4), while T.J. Thompson chipped in 15.
UC WOMEN: West Virginia Wesleyan outscored the University of Charleston 44-33 in the second half to secure a 79-68 win Saturday at Rockefeller Center in Buckhannon
Atavia Blake finished with 16 points for the Bobcats (3-6, 2-4 West Virginia Conference), while Allie Browne chipped in 13. Nichole Perry led the way for the Golden Eagles (6-5, 3-4), going 10 of 15 from the field for a career-high 30 points. Jessie Cowden was also in double figures for the Golden Eagles, tallying 17 points.
UC's next game is scheduled for Thursday at Bluefield State.
WVSU WOMEN: Ashleigh Fossett poured in 23 points while Kenyell Goodson and Ginny Mills contributed 22 points apiece as Glenville State (11-2, 6-1 West Virginia Conference) downed West Virginia State 119-92 in Institute. Jasmine Blanton exploded for 35 points for the Yellow Jackets (3-6, 3-3) and Maria Femia added 19.
WVU WOMEN: Carolyn Davis hit a go-ahead layup with 42 seconds remaining and No. 21 Kansas defeated West Virginia 60-59 for a Big 12 win in Morgantown.
The Mountaineers' Averee Fields tied the game 56-all with 57 seconds left on two free throws. Davis hit her layup on the ensuing possession, then teammate Natalie Knight hit a pair of free throws with 5 seconds left for a 60-56 lead. Taylor Palmer made a 3-pointer for WVU (8-5, 0-2) with 1 second left, but the Mountaineers still fell short.
Angel Goodrich led the Jayhawks (11-2, 2-0) with 16 points and also had a team-best six of Kansas' 13 steals. Davis contributed 14 points.
Palmer's 3-pointer put West Virginia (8-5, 0-2) up 17-4 about 7 minutes into the game, but the Mountaineers led just 31-30 at halftime. Neither team led by more than five after intermission.
Palmer led West Virginia with 24 points.
WVU FAN CLUB: The Charleston WVU Fan Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at Harding's Restaurant in Mink Shoals.