The WVU Tech basketball squads endured a doubleheader loss on Saturday.

In the men’s outing, Campbellsville (9-4 overall, 3-1 in Mid-South Conference) raced to a 49-21 halftime lead en route to an easy 95-55 verdict over the Golden Bears.

The Tigers were 16-of-35 from the 3-point arc, while the Golden Bears were just 3-of-11.

Shawn Savage exploded for 26 points, including a 6-of-9 effort from beyond the arc, to pace the visitors. Reggie Smith also collected 26 points, in addition to pulling down 11 rebounds as the Tigers owned a 44-31 edge on the boards.

For Tech (5-5, 1-3), Josh Proctor had 12 points and eight rebounds. Terrale Clark added nine points.

The WVU Tech women didn’t have an easy road against NAIA No. 3 Campbellsville, either.

But, the Bears were competitive in a 33-29 first half before Campbellsville pulled away in the second 20-minute segment.

The Tigers shot 55.2 percent (32-of-58) while Tech shot just 38.7 percent (24-of-62).

Whitney Ballinger enjoyed a 34-point, 11-rebound effort to pace the winners.

Tori Eagle netted 16 points, including four 3-point goals, to lead the Bears. Ashley Blaney supplied 14 points and nine rebounds, and Kerin Roche added 13 points and four steals.

In a postponed doubleheader played Friday, St. Catherine got the better of both Tech squads, with the men posting an 85-78 decision and the women a 75-59 score.

The St. Catherine men, ranked No. 15 in the NAIA, led 37-36 following a back-and-forth first half.

Tech used a 10-2 run to claim a 10-point lead with 14 minutes to go in the contest. The Patriots finally regained the lead, 69-68, with 4:30 left in regulation and held off the Tech challenge.

Nick Kjaerholt and Donald Robinson led the Golden Bears with 17 points each, while Kjaerholt added nine rebounds. Proctor contributed 13 points and Joseph Morgan had 12 points and six assists.

In the women’s contest, St. Catharine jumped out to a 25-12 lead midway through the first half and increased the cushion to 15, 29-14, with seven minutes left.

Tech responded, though. Amber Tulley’s field goal sparked a 19-4 Golden Bear run that was capped off by two free throws from Eagle to give Tech its first lead, 34-33, heading into intermission.

Tech led 40-37 five minutes into the second half, but the Patriots stepped up the pace and prevailed for a 16-point win.

Tech’s Blaney, of Beckley, led all scorers with 22 points, in addition to clearing nine rebounds and registering four steals. Brittany Crawford provided 13 points and four assists. Eagle chipped in 11 points.

Courtney Milam led St. Catherine with 14 points.

(Information supplied by Lindsey Peltier, WVU Tech sports information director.)

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Campbellsville (9-4, 3-1)

Jonas Bohm 0-3 1-2 1, Shawn Savage 10-14 0-0 26, Brett Crittenden 3-10 2-2 10, Adrian Whelan 4-6 0-0 11, Caleb Harris 0-4 4-5 4, Ja Vaughn Espritt 3-4 3-4 9, Sasha Mirosavljev 3-3 0-0 6, Reggie Smith 8-15 5-5 26, Ever Lopez 0-1 2-2 2. Totals 31-60 17-20 95

WVU Tech (5-5, 1-3)

Josh Stricker 1-1 1-2 4, Josh Proctor 5-13 2-3 12, David Henderson 0-4 0-0 0, Josh Arnold 1-7 2-8 4, Terrale Clark 4-8 0-0 9, Nicholas Kjaerholt 1-3 0-0 2, Donald Robinson 3-6 0-0 6, Roi Buchbinder 2-5 3-4 7, Joseph Morgan 2-7 2-5 7, Sharife Sergeant 1-4 2-2 4. Totals 20-58 12-24 55

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Campbellsville (9-2, 4-0)

Whitney Ballinger 13-17 7-10 34, Corin Dunn 1-2 2-5 4, Alexia Williams 2-2 0-0 4, Megan Isaacs 2-5 0-0 4, Courtney Danis 4-8 3-4 11, Millie Deason 0-0 0-0 0, Melly Heaton 5-9 1-4 14, T.J. Thomas 0-0 0-0 0, Mackenzie Lee 1-3 0-0 2, Hayley Hellyer 0-0 0-0 0, Courtney Clifton 4-12 0-0 8, Katie Allen 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 32-58 13-23 81

WVU Tech (3-9, 0-3)

Tori Eagle 6-16 0-0 16, Brittany Crawford 1-8 4-4 7, Amber Tulley 2-6 1-1 6, Alannah Begay 0-5 0-0 0, Kerin Roche 6-13 0-1 13, Ashley Blaney 7-12 0-0 14, Shyla Jones 2-2 0-0 4, Jessie Johnson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-62 5-6 60

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