WISE - - Taylor Sandidge scored 17 points to lead a quartet of Cavaliers in double figures as UVa-Wise scored an 81-68 win over Shepherd University at the Prior Center on Thursday.
UVa-Wise (9-14, 5-14 MEC) shot 46.2 percent from beyond the 3-point line and connected on 17 free throws in the victory. Katie Jo Lester made three 3-pointers en route to 13 points while Makenzie Cluesman hit two shots from distance in her 15 point effort. Reynesha Archer rounded out the double figure scorers for the Cavs with 13 points, the senior also added six rebounds in the contest.
Shepherd (2-21, 2-17 MEC) received a pair of double-double games in the loss as Hailey Brown scored 12 points and collected 10 rebounds and teammate Jimsye Brown netted 11points and grabbed 11 boards in defeat. The Rams made just 3-15 shots from beyond the 3-point arc and were out-rebounded 49-42 in the game.
UVa-Wise will be back in action on Saturday when Fairmont State University visits for Senior Day 2014. Tip-off is set for 1 pm.
WISE - - Shepherd University placed four players in double figures and completed season series sweep of UVa-Wise with a 77-69 victory at the Prior Center on Thursday.
Shepherd's (18-7, 13-6 MEC) Austin Cunningham scored a team-high 20 points handed out five assists and grabbed four rebounds. Naim Muhammad, 19 points, Brantley Osborne, 14 points, and Morgan McDonald, 11 points also finished in double figure scoring for the Rams who shot 56.3 percent from the field.
UVa-Wise (9-14, 6-13 MEC) received a season-high 26 points from Matt Day and a pair of double-doubles from Javon Moore and Deon Boyce. Moore scored 22 points and corralled 10 boards while Boyce netted 13 points and finished with 16 rebounds.
The Cavaliers will be back in action on Saturday when Fairmont State University visits the Prior Center for Senior Day. Tip-off is set for 3 pm.