Both WVU Tech basketball teams were victorious Saturday on Senior Day.
The men improved their record to 18-10 with an impressive 89-69 defeat of NCAA Division II foe Central State.
Tech, which led 40-26 at halftime, was powered by senior David Rawlinson’s 12-point, 21-assist, four-steal performance. Fellow senior Terrale Clark scored 18 points, as did Floyd Campbell. Brandon Burgraff chipped in 13 points, and Jaren Marino scored 10 points and cleared seven rebounds.
Lee Tabb scored 18 for Central State.
Tech plays at WVU at Parkersburg on Saturday, Feb. 23.
The Golden Bear women evened their record at 13-13 with a 61-45 conquest of Point Park.
Seniors Courtney Sturdivant, Amy Gardner and Amber Tully were honored.
Gardner had 15 points and eight rebounds, going over the 1,000-point career scoring plateau in the process.
Sturdivant led Tech with 24 points and eight boards.
Nia Nolan contributed eight points, eight rebounds and seven assists, and Cheyanna Lusk had four points, six rebounds, four steals and three assists.
The Tech Golden Bear Alumni Association has partnered with Golden Bear Athletics to become the title sponsor of online live home game broadcasts. All home games for women and men’s basketball, baseball, softball and volleyball are broadcast via the Golden Bear Athletics website at goldenbearathletics.com.
“This sponsorship is a way for the Association to support Tech and give back to the school that we love,” said Steve Claywell, president of the Tech Golden Bear Alumni Association. “By providing the athletic teams with a way to broadcast their games, alumni, as well as parents of current students, can keep in touch with the campus no matter where they are located.”
To learn more about the Tech Golden Bear Alumni Association visit the website at alumni.wvutech.edu. Membership is extended to all dues-paying members of New River State College, West Virginia Institute of Technology, the Community and Technical College of West Virginia Institute of Technology and West Virginia University Institute of Technology.