Area roundup: UC men, women notch sweep over Concord
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The University of Charleston outscored Concord 41-36 in the second half to pull away from the Mountain Lions for a 71-66 men's basketball win Thursday night at Eddie King Gymnasium.
UC (15-5, 11-5 West Virginia Conference) was led by Terrell Lipkins, who finished with 25 points on 10-of-15 shooting. The Golden Eagles also got a double-double from Fred Simpson, who finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Evan Faulker also had a solid showing with 16 points.
For Concord (11-9, 7-9), Damien Tunstalle had 14 points while Jordan Davis and Mike Boyd each scored 13. Nick Moyer led the Mountain Lions with eight rebounds.
UC's next game is scheduled for Saturday, when the Golden Eagles host Pitt Johnstown at 6 p.m.
UC WOMEN WIN: The University of Charleston made 14 3-pointers and four players scored in double figures as the Golden Eagles notched a 92-72 win against visiting Concord.
UC (12-8, 9-7 West Virginia Conference) went 14 of 29 from beyond the arc with three made 3-pointers each from Chrissy Keir, LeAnne Ross and Jessi Cowden. Keir led UC with 19 points while Ross and Cowden each finished with 13 points and Nichole Perry scored 11.
Amanda Smith led Concord (6-16, 5-11) with 18 points while Rachel Artrip scored 16 and Stephanie Wagner added 10 points for the Mountain Lions.
MARSHALL WOMEN LOSE: Marshall fell to Central Florida on Thursday 64-52 in the UCF Arena. Briahanna Jackson paced the Knights (8-14, 2-6 Conference USA) with 18 points. Erica Woods led the Herd (7-14, 1-7), totaling 20 points and surpassing her former career-high of 16, while Suporia Dickens chipped in 15 points.
MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Marshall coach Doc Holliday formally announced Thursday the hiring of Alex Mirabal as an assistant coach for the offensive side of the coaching staff.
Mirabal, who had been helping the Thundering Herd with recruiting leading up to Wednesday's National Signing Day, served as an assistant head coach for six years at Florida International and was also the offensive line coach for the past three seasons after tutoring the tight ends his first three years.
5K CHAMPIONSHIP: Online registration for the West Virginia 5K Championship Run/Walk will open Monday at 10 a.m. at www.WV5K.com.
The race is at 8 a.m. on June 22 in Huntington. Registration is $20 before June 5. The first 50 registrants will receive a free tech tee upgrade ($10 value). Participants must register by June 11 to get their names on their bib numbers and by June 17 to be guaranteed a T-shirt. Entry fees are non-refundable. Participants may also send a print registration form to: WV 5K Championship, 613 Shaw St., Barboursville, WV 25504. Make checks payable to WV 5K Championship.
The proceeds of the West Virginia 5K Championship will be invested in efforts to curb childhood obesity in United Way of the River Cities' five-county service area.
WVU HOOPS: The West Virginia men's basketball game against Iowa State on Saturday, March 9 has been tabbed WAJR/WVAQ/Coca-Cola Family Day.
Four tickets, four drinks, four hot dogs and one bucket of popcorn can be bought for $60 online at wvugame.com or by calling 1-800-WVU-GAME. Family Day packages must be ordered in advance.
HUFFMAN TO OHIO VALLEY Christian Huffman, a soccer player from Capital High, has signed to play collegiate at Ohio Valley University.
CLARIFICATION: Winfield linebacker A.J. Covert signed as an invited walk-on at Eastern Kentucky on Wednesday.