Roundup: Bellarmine hammers WVU Tech 86-51
Bellarmine (Ky.) jumped out to a 48-21 halftime lead as the Knights bested WVU Tech 86-51 Tuesday in Louisville, Ky.
Jake Thelen netted a game-high 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds for Bellarmine. Floyd Campbell produced 17 points for the Golden Bears (8-7) while Jauries Thomas contributed 11.
MU WOMEN TOP TECH: McKenzie Akers, Chelsey Romero, and A.J. Johnson each scored 14 points as Marshall cruised to a 86-42 win over WVU Tech Monday at the Cam Henderson Center in Huntington.
Romero also had 14 rebounds to complete a double-double for the Thundering Herd (3-4). Roche Wimberly paced the Golden Bears (2-9) with a game-high 16 points.
MEC HONORS: Shepherd guard Brantley Osborne has been named Mountain East Conference men's basketball player of the week after helping the Rams to a pair of league wins.
Osborne averaged 26 points in wins over West Virginia State and Charleston.
Johnson averaged 24.3 points, 6.3 assists and 5.0 rebounds in wins over Cedarville, Wheeling Jesuit, and West Liberty.
WVU SPORTS: West Virginia women's basketball senior guard Christal Caldwell has been named the WVU Varsity Sports Report athlete of the week. Caldwell had a game-leading 22-point effort on Tuesday, followed by a 19-point outing on Saturday, guiding WVU to wins over Coppin State and Fairleigh Dickinson.
STATE SOFTBALL: West Virginia State announced five students have committed to play for the Yellow Jackets beginning in the fall of 2014, including Buffalo's Chelsey Parkins.
Besides Parkins, signing national letters of intent were signed by Calli Norton, Shandell Curtis, Micca Mirabella and Ally Burgess. Parkins led Buffalo in hitting last season with a .523 average, 17 doubles and 50 runs batted in.