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Sunday, January 08, 2006

Sports - January 08 2006 Charleston Area

The Gansey Factor
’Nova coach will have his eye on pesky Mountaineer
VILLANOVA, Pa. — If West Virginia’s game at No. 3 Villanova today comes down to the final seconds, Jay Wright is going to be sweating right through one of his tailor-made suits.

No. 20 GW nips Herd in overtime
HUNTINGTON — It took 39-plus minutes, but all those turnovers and missed free throws finally caught up to the pesky Marshall club.

Marshall basketball notebook
Herd freshman gets another double-double
HUNTINGTON — With Marshall’s first Conference USA game coming Wednesday at Central Florida, Markel Humphrey is quickly fulfilling the promise he carried from Atlanta.

Round One to Hornbuckle, Tennessee
Former Capital, SC standout nearly gets triple-double in 89-80 win over UConn, Montgomery
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The first collegiate meeting between high school teammates Alexis Hornbuckle and Renee Montgomery had a distinctive orange flavor.

Sassler 3 lifts Charleston Catholic to 58-55 win over Wheeling Central
A game with the feel of a state tournament showdown ended with a bit of playground moxie.

WVC basketball roundup
Siwo leads UC past Tech 92-71
Robert Siwo came off the bench to fire in 24 points Saturday night as the University of Charleston broke loose for a 92-71 West Virginia Conference victory over visiting WVU Tech at Eddie King Gym.

Prep basketball roundup
No. 1 Huntington hands SC first loss; Capital tops Riverside
Junior Patrick Patterson rose to the challenge Saturday night, scoring a team-high 18 points and grabbing 10 rebounds to help host Huntington earn a 59-48 boys basketball victory over previously unbeaten South Charleston.

Prep wrestling roundup
Herbert Hoover wins Jackson County Invite
Herbert Hoover produced only one weight-class champion but was able to rack up enough overall points to claim the team title Saturday at the Jackson County Invitational wrestling tournament at Ripley.

Prep wrestling

Prep basketball results, linescores

Meetings, etc.

Area roundup
Marshall women improve to 2-0 in Conference-USA basketball
Reshundra Smiley scored 23 points on 8-of-14 shooting and had nine rebounds as Marshall beat Memphis 65-52 in Conference USA women’s basketball Friday.

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