ATHENS — The long stretch of games with little rest between them finally came to an end for the Concord basketball teams Saturday as they faced UVa-Wise on Thursday and West Virginia State Saturday.
UVa-Wise outscored Concord 7-1 in the final 1:32 to come away with a 97-91 win over the Mountain Lions on Thursday night at the Carter Center.
Tied at 90-90, Makenzie Clueman converted a traditional three-point play to put the Cavs in front. Concord had a chance to tie the game down three, 94-91, with :24 seconds left, but Danielle Catron’s three would not go down. UVa-Wise would do enough at the free throw line the rest of the way to secure the win.
Ashley Cullen came off the bench and scored 22 points to lead UVa-Wise (14-5, 9-2). Cluesman had 19 points, five rebounds and five assists, and Taylor Sandidge added 16 points. Kayla Carey contributed 15 points. UVa-Wise shot 57 percent from the field and had a significant 42-28 advantage in rebounds.
Alexis Lowery finished with 24 points for Concord (2-13, 1-10). Emily Boothe had 13 points and seven rebounds, and Lindsey Overbey netted 10 points.
In the nightcap, UVa-Wise controlled the second half in a 98-70 win over Concord on Thursday night at the Carter Center.
Taiwo Badmus poured in 42 points and had 13 rebounds for the Cavaliers (4-13, 2-9). Badmus was 14-of-19 from the floor, and stepped out to knock down six three-pointers. Dimitri Sousa added 21 points in the winning effort. UVa-Wise shot 54 percent from the field in the game and hit 14-of-28 from three-point range. The Cavs outscored the Mountain Lions 57-32 in the second half to pull away for the win.
Michael Sanchez and Aaron Miller each had 14 points to lead Concord (5-12, 1-10).
West Virginia State pulled away from Concord early in the second quarter and held off a late surge to come away with a 107-95 win over Concord on Saturday at the Walker Convocation Center.
The Yellow Jackets (9-9, 7-5) had 28 points and 15 rebounds from Shealyn Shafer. Sydney Bates went for 24 points, and Aurreshae Hines scored 22 points to go with six assists.
Heather Chapman scored 27 points and had 11 rebounds to pace Concord (2-14, 1-11). Boothe netted 20, and Lowery had 13 points. Olivia Morgan scored nine points and handed out seven assists.
West Virginia State snapped a seven-game skid with a 90-88 win over Concord on Saturday at the Walker Convocation Center.
The Yellow Jackets (6-12, 3-9) led by six with 2:25 to go, but Concord (5-13, 1-11) battled back and cut it to one an 89-88 after a pair of Stephen Thompson free throws. WVSU missed a couple of shot from close range on its next possession, but Concord missed on its opportunity on the other end. Earnest Jenkins was fouled and went 1-for-2 at the line to make it 90-88, and CU’s Aaron Miller’s three-point attempt with time running out would not go down as the Yellow Jackets picked up the win.
Jenkins had 14 points and eight assists to lead WVSU. Tyrie Elliott scored 15 points, Jayson Hankins had 13 and Jae’von McClain finished with 10. Mohammad Camara scored nine points to go with 10 rebounds.
Miller finished with 22 points for the Mountain Lions. Tommy Bolte came off the bench to add 21, and B.J. Hamlet tossed in 13.
Both teams hit the courts again on Saturday in Shepherdstown against the Shepherd University Rams.
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