Junior forward Devin Williams scored 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to help his 23rd-ranked West Virginia to an 86-73 victory over James Madison in their first contest last week. He extended his double-double streak to three games, scoring a game-high 23 points with 10 rebounds and four assists in 103-62 win over Stetson. WVU back in action tonight and will host Bethune-Cookman (offered second half athlete Corry Long) in the second tournament game.
In the third game of the CBE Hall of Fame Classic, two top mid-major programs met in search of their first win. It was the Terriers of Wofford who edged the Hawks of Maryland Eastern Shore 73-63, pulling away at the very end despite the Hawks’ solid inside game and high shooting percentage. Freshman guard Ahmad Frost made his second start of the season scoring p points shooting 3-4 from the field in 20 minutes of play. UMES will play their final game of the CBE Hall of Fame Classic and their home opener on Tuesday against Fairfield.
After a very hot start to the seasoning scoring 18 and 19 in his first two games, freshman guard Elijah Pughsley couldn’t manage to make a field goal against High Point. He was 0-7 from the field (0-6 from 3) as WCU dropped to High Point. Pughsley and WCU are back at home tomorrow and take on Hiwassee.
In both games this past week sophomore guard, Angel Rivera, led his team in assist. In their first game with less than 10 second remaining in the game Rivera’s teammate floater from six feet was blocked, and he (Angel Rivera) rebounded in the lane but missed a put-back and The Citadel eventually came out victorious with a 94-93 victory over Stetson. Rivera finished with 5 points and 5 assist. in a 103-62 loss Rivera had 4 points and 5 assist.