The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

February 12, 2014

WVU Tech teams sweep Wilberforce


— WVU Tech swept a basketball doubleheader Saturday from visiting Wilberforce (Ohio) University.

The Golden Bear women (7-12) won for the fourth time in their last seven outings by claiming an 89-52 verdict, while the men’s team posted a 114-98 decision.

Junior Nia Nolan led the Tech offense with 25 points and nine assists. LaKisha Adkins and Tracee Mitchel had 12 points and five rebounds each, while Roche Wimberly and Cheyanna Lusk chipped in 11 points apiece. Wimberly had a game-high three blocks and Lusk had four assists and four steals.

Dee Hawkins registered a new career-high with eight rebounds. Cierra Mobley pulled down a game-high 12 rebounds, in addition to chipping in eight points and two steals.

Cortland Mullins collected 10 points and 11 rebounds for Wilberforce.

In the men’s contest Saturday, Tech (16-10) placed seven players in double figures in the scoring column to get by Wilberforce for the second time this season.

Senior Brandon Burgraff paced the balanced scoring attack with 22 points. According to www.goldenbearathletics.com, it was Burgraff’s 17th double-digit scoring effort of the season.

Fellow seniors Stephen Coles and Armond Perez both registered double-doubles. Perez had 19 points and 12 rebounds, while Coles provided 18 points and a game-high 15 rebounds.

Also for Tech, Leon Cooper Jr. tallied 16 points, Jaren Marino had 13 and Eddie Gordon and Joe Saunders supplied 10 each.

Cam Powell dished out a game-high 12 assists.