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MEC Men’s Roundup: West Liberty Wins Top 25 Clash at Fairmont State

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West Liberty's Dalton Bolon (photo via hilltoppersports.com)

Dalton Bolon, last season’s Mountain East Conference men’s basketball Player of the Year, scored 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead No. 4 West Liberty to a 96-81 win on Wednesday at No. 21 Fairmont State’s Joe Retton Arena.

The Falcons (2-1) did not shoot well in the loss, going 3 of 22 on 3-point attempts. WLU (3-0) outrebounded Fairmont State 23-9 on the offensive glass and used that for a 24-8 advantage in second-chance points.

Bolon hit four 3-pointers for the Hilltoppers on Wednesday and went a perfect 6 of 6 at the foul line. Pat Robinson chipped in with 19 points and six rebounds, while Will Toakum had 18 points in the win.

For Fairmont State, Isaiah Sanders had a double-double with 20 points and 14 rebounds. Cole Vonhandorf scored 17 points for the Falcons in the loss.

GLENVILLE STATE 90, DAVIS & ELKINS 85

The Pioneers (3-0) rallied to remain unbeaten Wednesday against visiting D&E (1-2).

Glenville State trailed by as many as 13 points in the second half and were behind 85-76 with less than three minutes to play before closing the game on a 14-0 run to get the win.

Hegel Augustin led Glenville with 29 points and 16 assists Wednesday, while John Williams finished with 25 points.

For D&E, Sam Rolle scored 29 points in the loss for the Senators.

CONCORD 73, WEST VIRGINIA WESLEYAN 69

Concord held off a late rally by the visiting Bobcats to escape with a win Wednesday.

Wesleyan (0-3) closed the game on a 17-5 run but could not quite catch the Mountain Lions (2-1) before time expired.

Liam Evans led Concord with 22 points while grabbing nine rebounds. Brandon Kinney also scored 13 points while Malik Johnson had 12 points in the win.

For Wesleyan, Jaret Mulloly and Jaylin Reid each scored 14 points while Ross Young had a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds.

CHARLESTON 94, ALDERSON BROADDUS 82

The Golden Eagles (1-2) scored their first win of the season with a strong second half against visiting AB on Wednesday.

UC’s Lamont McManus went 11 of 14 from the floor en route to a game-high 24 points while teammate Seth O’Neal finished with 17 points and six assists in the win.

The Battlers (1-2) were led by a 20-point performance by Josh Bradford.

WEST VIRGINIA STATE 93, NOTRE DAME COLLEGE 85

Glen Abram continued his hot start to the season with a game-high 31 points on Wednesday to lead WVSU (2-1), which led by as many as 20 points in the second half.

Jeremiah Moore chipped in with 17 points and nine rebounds, Gus Stone had 12 points and Anthony Pittman tallied 11 points and 12 rebounds for State at home against the Falcons.

For NDC (0-2), Tyland Crawford had a team-high 18 points while Jordan Roland scored 17 and Jordan Burton had 16 points.

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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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