Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

UC Men Defeat Concord 92-62 ; AREA ROUNDUP

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

UC Men Defeat Concord 92-62 ; AREA ROUNDUP

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The University of Charleston picked up a big win Thursday night, easily disposing of regionally ranked Concord 92-62 in Mountain East Conference men's hoops action at the Charleston Civic Center. The Mountain Lions, who have already automatically qualified for the conference tournament next week and is ranked No. 9 in the region, was no match for the Golden Eagles, who scored 56 points in the first half while running out to a 19-point lead.

For, UC (14-13 overall, 11-10 in the MEC), Aleksander Kesic led a balanced effort with 20 points. Justin Coleman added 17 points and nine rebounds while Jevonte Hughes and former George Washington standout Tino diTrapano contributed 14 points each.

Rob Reed paced Concord (18-9, 13-8) with 19 points and Jametrius Wade chipped in with 11 points.

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WEST VIRGINIA STATE MEN LOSE: Matt Day set a Mountain East Conference record with 49 points in leading Virginia-Wise to a comfortable 102-89 victory over West Virginia State at home.

Day was 11 for 25 from the field and 24 for 27 from the free- throw line. He also added 15 rebounds for the Cavaliers (4-23, 2- 19).

Markee Mazyck scored a team-high 23 points and Kenny Strong added 22 for State, which fell to 6-20 overall and 4-17 in league play.

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UC WOMEN WIN: The University of Charleston started and finished strong, outscoring Concord 38-20 in the first and fourth quarters to earn a 73-60 victory over the Mountain Lions Thursday night at the Charleston Civic Center.

Chyress Lockhart led UC (11-16 overall, 9-12 MEC) with 21 points, followed by Tia Clement with 15 points and former Hurricane standout Abby Watson with 13 points.

For Concord (5-22, 3-18), Danielle Catron scored 14 points and Alexis Lowery added 12.

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STATE WOMEN WIN: Visiting West Virginia State trailed by three points at halftime but used a strong second half to earn an 88-78 victory over Virginia-Wise.

State trailed 40-37 at halftime but outscored the Cavaliers 51- 38 in the second half. Laura Szorenyi poured in 31 points for the Yellow Jackets (13-14, 10-11 MEC), Deyahnna Styles added 21 points, Alexus Hobbs contributed 11 and Trina Current chipped in with 10 points and nine rebounds. …

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