Jessi Cowden erupted for 44 points as the University of Charleston women's basketball team earned a 87-70 home conference win over Bluefield State Thursday at Eddie King Gymnasium.
Charleston (13-10, 10-9 West Virginia Conference) got a huge first half from Cowden, who 9 for 12 from the floor, hitting five 3-point buckets to account for 26 first-half points, two off the record by a UC woman in a half.
Bluefield fell to 12-10 overall and 10-9 in the conference.
TECH MEN WIN: David Rawlinson and Terrale Clark combined for 51 points as WVU Tech edged Ohio Mid-Western 100-97 Thursday in Montgomery.
Rawlinson finished with 26 points for the Golden Bears (17-10) while Clark added 25 points and 11 rebounds. Jaren Marino and Brandon Burgraff each had 17-point performances for Tech. Greg Howard posted a game-high 38 points for Ohio Mid-Western (5-13).
STATE MEN WIN: Anton Hutchins tallied 18 points and Raymon Austin had 15 as the West Virginia State men's basketball team earned a 88-79 road win over Ohio Valley Thursday in Vienna.
David Ford and Juan Johnson also contributed 11 points apiece for the Yellow Jackets (10-15, 7-12 WVC). David Sinickas paced the Fighting Scots (3-22, 2-17) with 19 points.
STATE WOMEN LOSE: Shelby Way hit a pair of free throws with seven seconds left to give Ohio Valley a 70-69 win over West Virginia State Thursday in Vienna.
Way finished with 14 points and eight rebounds for the Fighting Scots (2-21, 2-17 WVC) while Kayla Parsley and Jasmine Gibson each chipped in 12 points. The Yellow Jackets (10-13, 9-10) were paced by Jasmine Blanton with 19 points and Kashauna Cook with 16.
MU WOMEN WIN: Suporia Dickens netted 15 points as the Marshall women's basketball team scored a 59-47 win against UTEP at the Cam Henderson Center.
Shay Weaver also contributed 13 points for the Thundering Herd (8-15, 2-8 Conference USA) while Erica Wood had 12. UTEP (18-5, 6-4) was paced by Anete Steinberga with a game-high 21 points.