Senior guard Brandon Burgraff scored 26 points to power the WVU Tech men’s basketball team past visiting Salem International University 90-85 Tuesday.
Burgraff had an efficient shooting night, making 7-of-15 shots, including 6-of-10 from the 3-point arc, and going 6-for-6 at the free-throw line.
Tech also received productive scoring from junior guard Jaren Marino (17 points), senior forward Armond Perez (15), and junior guard Leon Cooper Jr. (10).
Senior forward Floyd Campbell added seven points while sophomore guard Joe Saunders, junior forward Jauries Thomas (six rebounds), and freshman point guard Ra’Shaud Kincaid (five assists) contributed five points apiece.
The game featured 11 ties and nine lead changes, according to www.goldenbearathletics.com.
A late jumper in the paint from Marino gave Tech an 86-85 which it never relinquished.
WVU Tech (2-0) will participate in the Pikeville (Ky.) Classic Nov. 8-9.
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Also Tuesday, the Tech women dropped a 75-48 verdict at Bluefield (Va.) College.
Freshman Elizabeth Evans led Tech (0-2) with 12 points. Junior Nia Nolan contributed nine points and four assists.
The Golden Bears also saw contributions from juniors Roche Wimberly and Dee Hawkins with seven points apiece. Senior Tracee Mitchell tallied six points.
Cheyanna Lusk had six rebounds and four assists.
The Golden Bears next travel to Marietta, Ga. to face Southern Tech University. Tip-off on Nov. 19 is set for 2 p.m.