While trying to fight back tears, Stamolamprou, who led the Colonials with 19 points brought up the teams heart, when explaining how the team battled back after being down 10 points to start the game. The Zags defeated South Dakota State, 66-46, to make it nine straight years with an opening-round win, while the Wildcats opened the second half with a 21-6 run on their way to a 76-56 victory over Mount Saint Mary’s. Marina Mabrey made her two free throws and the Irish had an 84-80 lead.
Chris Christie raised eyebrows at the first-round game in Buffalo Thursday when he sat behind the Notre Dame bench, wearing a Notre Dame shirt, and rooting against New Jersey-based Princeton. Stephen F. Austin beat the Mountaineers in the first round previous year thanks to the all-around brilliance of Thomas Walkup, a point forward who dissected the press nearly single-handedly, but Notre Dame didn’t have anyone who could control the game in the same way. Adrian finished with a double-double as the senior hauled down 10 rebounds. More importantly, they have an experienced point guard with size, junior Nigel Williams-Goss, who has a chance to play in the National Basketball Association.
But it took them 28 attempts to get there.
Carter scored 24 and committed no turnovers. The Wildcats trailed 50-31 early in third but closed to 65-64 with 6:04 remaining.
The Mountaineers finished 8-for-14 as a team from behind the arc, shooting far better from deep than their pregame season average (36.3 percent).
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He scored eighteen of his game-high 27 points after halftime.
The box score shows only 3 points but there were f5 rebounds, 4 assists, a blocked shot, a steal and a dozen floor bruises from constant hustle plays that kept the energy level flowing when Notre Dame was challenging.
West Virginia upped its total season total to 2,886 points and top the mark set by the Jerry West-led Mountaineers in 1958-59.
When Brianna Turner went down with an injury to her left knee late in the first half Sunday night, the first thing to come to mind was Achonwa’s injury against Baylor late in a regional championship game in 2014.
This is the time for freshman Jackie Young to make her move.
CHAPMANVILLE 57, LINCOLN 40: Balanced scoring from Obinna A-Killen (14), Kyle Browning (13), Drew Williamson (11) and Dylan Smith (10) lifted No. 3 Chapmanville (23-4) into the Class AA finals at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
Out of the locker room, Virginia went on a 5-1 run that spanned the third quarter.
They scored 32 points in the second quarter – the most allowed by the Boilermakers in two years of the quarter game format.
Allen’s attempt with 4.5 seconds to play came up short and the Boilermakers had an opportunity to end this game in regulation.
“Our guys play so hard, I think it forces other people to play harder, but I think it also – people aren’t used to playing at the pace that we play”, head coach Bob Huggins said. Brooke Schulte added 16.
In fact, they fell into a 10-0 hole in the first three-plus minutes, courtesy of buckets by post players Elijah Macon and Esa Ahmad and 3-pointers from Carter and Miles. Ewusiak also pulled down 13 rebounds. WVU led 42-35 at the break, and that same flow extended into the second half. At center court after the game, Wiese blew kisses to the Gill crowd and danced to Abba’s “Dancing Queen”.