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Basketball Preview 2016

Crutchfield, West Lib Reloaded for Title Run

By SHAWN RINE WEST LIBERTY — Goals? Jim Crutchfield doesn’t have many. He enters each game wanting to score not a specific number of points, but simply one more than the opposition that night. The way he sees it, that has worked out pretty well in the past. After all, ...

Toppers Young, Inexperienced

By SHAWN RINE WEST LIBERTY — Last year’s senior class was something special. The names Kailee Howe, Liz Flowers and Kiki Simpson will go down as some of the best to ever lace up sneakers for Coach Lynn Ullom, and Jasmin Kiley was a valuable contributor off the ...

Sancomb, Cards Ranked No. 7

By SHAWN RINE WHEELING — Danny Sancomb took Wheeling Jesuit to the top of the Mountain East Conference last season. The key now is staying there. ‘‘I always think it’s harder staying at the top,’’ Sancomb said. The Cardinals certainly have the horses to do so. ...

WJU Women Out To Defend MEC Crown

WHEELING — The Wheeling Jesuit women are ready to defend their Mountain East Conference Tournament Championship. The Cardinals return 11 players, including four of their top-5 scorers, from a team that finished 27-6, including the program’s first NCAA Tournament victory against West Chester ...

Bethany Selected Seventh in PAC

GREENVILLE, Pa. — The Bethany College women’s basketball team was picked to finish seventh in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll. After finishing 8-18 overall (6-12 PAC) last season, the Bison received 37 points in the poll voted on by the league’s ...

Bison Men Are Tabbed Third

GREENVILLE, Pa. — The Bethany College men’s basketball team was picked to finish third in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll. Thomas More, last season’s PAC runner-up, was tabbed as the preseason favorite after receiving six first-place votes. Four-time ...