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MEC Men’s Basketball Roundup: Glenville State, WVSU, Fairmont Among Winners

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Glenville State trailed by four points with less than four minutes to play Sunday before scoring 10 of the game’s final 14 points for a 72-70 win against visiting Charleston.

The Pioneers (2-0) were led by Nicholas Edward with 10 points, eight assists and five steals while John Williams finished with 16 points. Hegel Augustin chipped in for GSC with 13 points and nine rebounds in the win.

For UC (0-2), Seth O’Neal led the Golden Eagles with 21 points and six assists while Isaiah Gamble scored 16 points in the loss.

FAIRMONT STATE 87, DAVIS & ELKINS 70

The Falcons trailed 54-53 with 13:10 to play before going on an 18-7 run to take control of the game and beat visiting D&E on Sunday at Joe Retton Arena in Fairmont.

Fairmont State (2-0) did not shoot well against the Senators but had a 66-47 rebounding advantage and a 30-13 edge in second-chance points. Cole Vonhandorf led the Falcons 21 points while Isaiah Sanders had a double-double with 17 points and 13 rebounds. Dale Bonner also played well in the win with 18 point and eight rebounds. James Madison transfer and former Fairmont Senior High standout Zyon Dobbs finished with seven points, nine rebounds, four assists and two steals.

For Davis & Elkins (1-1), Gyasi Powell had 21 points while Marcus Fleming had 19 points and 13 rebounds in the loss.

FORSTBURG STATE 81, WEST VIRGINIA WESLEYAN 77

Forstburg (1-1) went on a late 8-0 run then held off Wesleyan down the stretch to secure the win at home Sunday in Maryland.

Agyei Edwards led all scorers for Frostburg State with 27 points while Canaan Bartley scored 16 points to go with eight rebounds.

WVWC (0-2) was led by 22 points from Jaylin Reed and a double-double from Ross Young with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Daylin Lee just missed a double-double in the loss with 14 points and nine rebounds.

WEST LIBERTY 123, ALDERSON BROADDUS 73

Will Yoakum scored 20 points while Dalton Bolon finished with 18 points, 11 rebounds and four assists Sunday as the Hilltoppers (2-) cruised on the road at Alderson Broaddus.

West Liberty also had strong showings from Malik McKinney (13 points), Zach Rasile (13 points) and Marlon Moore (11 points, nine rebounds).

KJ Walker led the Battlers (1-1) with 14 points and five assists while Lacey Watson had 14 points, seven rebounds and four assists in the loss.

WEST VIRGINIA STATE 89, CONCORD 74

Glen Abram led all scorers with 32 points to lead the Yellow Jackets (1-1) to their first win of the season Sunday on the road.

Abram connected on 11 of 19 field goal attempts, including a 4 of 8 mark from 3-point range, in the win. State’s Jeremiah Moore scored 20 points to go with six rebounds, Gus Stone had 18 points and former Capital High standout Anthony Pittman chipped in with 13 points and six rebounds Sunday.

For Concord (1-1), Malik Johnson led the Mountain Lions with 23 points in the loss.

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Tom has spent the last decade as a sports journalist based in West Virginia, most recently as the WVU beat writer for the Charleston Gazette-Mail and with previous stops at the Charleston Daily Mail, the (Fairmont) Times West Virginian and the Daily Independent in Ashland, Kentucky. He was born and raised in Cross Lanes, West Virginia -- where he currently resides -- and is a 2010 graduate of the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Marshall University.

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