The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

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December 25, 2013

WVU Tech cagers drop road contests

COLUMBIA, Ky. — Junior forward Jauries Thomas scored a team-high 19 points, but the WVU Tech men’s basketball team came up short at Lindsey Wilson College (Ky.), losing 108-52 on the road Friday night.

Tech falls to 8-8 while Lindsey Wilson improves to 8-5.

Thomas’ 19-point night was his 15th time scoring in double-digits for the Golden Bears this season.

Junior guard Jaren Marino added eight points and four rebounds. Freshman Ra’Shaud Kincaid scored six points while grabbing six boards and dishing out a team-high four assists.

Senior forward Armond Perez and sophomore guard Cam Powell chipped in six and five points, respectively. Perez finished with nine rebounds.

In a Thursday game, the Bears dropped a 101-83 road decision to Campbellsville (Ky.) University (Ky.)

Tech (8-7) held an early lead before Campbellsville (5-5) went on a run to take an 11-point lead, 52-41, into halftime. The Tigers extended their lead to as many as 22 points in the second half en route to the 18-point victory.

The Golden Bears were paced by four players in double figures with senior guard Brandon Burgraff and Thomas, off the bench, leading the way with 17 points apiece. Thomas shot an efficient 7-for-11 from the field, while Burgraff connected on three 3-pointers.

Marino added 16 points and 10 rebounds, his second double-double effort this season. Senior forward Floyd Campbell chipped in 10 points.

In addition to their scoring exploits, Burgraff (8), Thomas (7), and Campbell (4) were also factors on the glass.

Other contributors for Tech included Kincaid and Armond Perez. Kincaid had nine points, five assists and two rebounds, and Perez contributed nine rebounds and six rebounds.

Campbellsville was led by Miles Rice, who scored a game-high 19 points.

WVU Tech will return to action Jan. 4 when it faces Bluefield (Va.) College at the South Charleston Community Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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The WVU Tech women’s basketball team fell to NCAA Division II foe Glenville State College 70-32 Saturday afternoon. The setback was the Golden Bears’ second loss in the Sheetz Herb Sims Classic hosted by Bluefield State College.

Tracee Mitchel tallied 13 points to pace Tech, which was limited to just 12 field goals by the GSC defense. LaKisha Adkins added nine points and six rebounds.

Nia Nolan and Cheyanna Lusk each passed out four assists.

Tiffani Huffman led the Pioneers with 13 points, while Kenyona Simmons and Keyanna Tate had 10 apiece.

Tech fell 80-52 to host BSC on the opening day.

The Bears returns to the court on Jan. 12 in Takoma Park, Md. Tip-off against Washington Adventist University is scheduled for 2 p.m.

(Brouse is the WVU Tech sports information director. For more information on Tech athletics, visit www.goldenbearathletics.com).

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