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Pioneers Earn NCAA Tournament Bid

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Pioneers Earn NCAA Tournament Bid

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State men’s basketball team has earned a bid to the NCAA Tournament after winning the 2015 Mountain East Conference Tournament Championship with a win over Fairmont State University.

Top-seeded West Liberty will host the NCAA Atlantic Regional Men’s Basketball Tournament.  Glenville State along with Fairmont State  each earned at-large berths as well as the 64-team field was announced on Sunday night.

West Liberty (26-3) will take on No. 8 Livingstone (19-9) at the ASRC, No. 4 Fairmont State will play No. 5 Mercyhurst, and No. 6 Glenville State will play No. 3 IUP.

Game times and more information about the tournament will be announced on Monday by the host institution. Below is the complete schedule for the regional tournament.

NCAA Division II Atlantic Regional First-Round Games
Saturday, March 14, 2014 – West Liberty’s Academic Sports and Recreation Complex

No. 3 Indiana (Pa.) (26-6) vs. No. 6 Glenville State (22-10) - 12:00 p.m.
No. 2 Gannon (23-8) vs. No. 7 Slippery Rock (20-10) – 2:30 p.m.
No. 1 West Liberty (26-3) vs. No. 8 Livingstone (19-9) – 6:00 p.m.
No. 4 Fairmont State (21-10) vs. No. 5 Mercyhurst (20-8) – 8:30 p.m.

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Softball Postponed

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Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State Lady Pioneers softball game that was schedule for Tuesday, March 10th at home against Davis & Elkins has been postponed due to poor field conditions. It will be rescheduled for April 6th at home.

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Pioneers Down Fairmont State as they Win the MEC Tournament Championship

Men's Basketball

Glenville State was led by Donte Morales as he scored a game high 21 points and grabbed four rebounds as he was named the MVP of the MEC Tournament

Charleston, W.Va. – The Glenville State Pioneers had four players score in double figures with Donte Morales scoring a game high 21 points as Glenville State won the MEC Conference Tournament Championship defeating the Fairmont State University Fighting Falcons, 65-58. It is the first Conference Title for Glenville State since 1972.

Glenville State would see Fairmont State jump out to a quick  7-0 lead at the 16:09 minute mark. The Pioneers wouldn’t score until the 15:45 minute mark making it 7-2. However after that score Glenville State would go on a 6-0 run as they pulled with one point, 9-8.

The Pioneers would then take their first lead of the game at the 6:02 minute mark as they went up by two points, 17-15. Glenville State would then add to their lead off of the sharp shooting from Sedric Nady as the Pioneers led by nine, 25-16 with only 3:50 to play till halftime.

Fairmont State would make a small run late but the Pioneers would head into halftime up by five points, 31-26.

In the second half of action the Pioneers would get off to a good start however the Fighting Falcons would start to cut into Glenville State’s lead.

At the 12:48 minute mark Fairmont State would take their first lead of the second half as they went up, 37-36. However on the next possession GSC’s Donte Morales would hit a huge three to give the Pioneers the lead right back, 39-37.

Fairmont State would stay close and would tie the game up several times, but the Pioneers would weather the late surge from the Fighting Falcons and also would make their free-throws down the stretch as the Pioneers won their first Conference Championship in 43 years with a 65-58 victory over Fairmont State.

Glenville State won the rebounding battle over the much bigger Fighting Falcons, 38 to 29.

The Pioneers shot 44 percent from the floor and 32 percent from behind the three-point line while Fairmont State shot 39 percent from the floor and only 26 percent from behind the three-point line.

Glenville State was led by Donte Morales as he scored a game high 21 points and grabbed four rebounds. Morales was named the MVP of the MEC Tournament. Sedric Nady scored 15 points while Reggie Williams and Brett Morris both chipped in with 10 points each. Morris also grabbed a game high 11 rebounds as he finished with a double-double.

Thomas Wimbush led Fairmont State with 19 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double.

The Pioneers (22-10) will now wait and see if they will get into the NCAA Division II Basketball Tournament. The selection show will be aired tonight at 10:30 p.m. at http://www.ncaa.com/live/player?vid=2015/1906&date=2015/03/08

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Pioneers Advance to MEC Championship Game with Win Over West Liberty

Men's Basketball

Reggie Williams scored a game high 21 points as the Pioneers beat West Liberty, 83-68

Charleston, W.Va. – The Glenville State Pioneers knocked off #1 seeded West Liberty Hilltoppers in the Semifinals of the MEC Basketball Tournament as the Pioneers punched their ticket to the MEC Championship Game.

In the first half of action West Liberty would take a quick 4-0 lead but Glenville State’s Brett Morris would hit a big three-pointer as the Pioneers cut the lead to one point, 4-3, at the 17:43 minute mark. The Pioneers would then tie the game up at 4 all on their next possession.

Glenville State would then get their first lead of the game, 6-4, at the 15:43 minute mark as Sedric Nady hit a jumper. However the Pioneers would then have a scoring drought at the 12:06 minute mark as West Liberty took a, 14-12 lead. Glenville State’s scoring drought would last three minutes and twenty five seconds.

West Liberty then went on a 7-0 run as they took an eight point lead, 25-17. But Glenville State would survive that drought and go on an 11-1 run of their own as the Pioneers took a four point lead, 30-26, with only 1:30 left to play.

The Pioneers would head into halftime up by seven points over the Hilltoppers, 35-28.

Glenville State would start the second half off great as they went on a 9-2 run to take a 14 point lead, 44-30 with 16:45 left to play. But West Liberty would cut the Pioneers lead to single digits several times but at the 12:30 minute mark Juwan Wells would have a monster dunk as he and the Pioneers went on a another run. This run would be an 8-0 run as the Pioneers took a 17 point lead, 56-39, their biggest lead of the game to that point.

West Liberty would try and cut into the Pioneers lead with under 10:00 minutes to play. The Hilltippers would cut the lead to 12 points, 60-48, but that is as close as West Liberty would get as the Pioneers would win by 15 points, 83-68.

Glenville State shot an amazing 53 percent from the floor while the Pioneers defense held West Liberty to 37 percent shooting from the floor. The Pioneers out scored the Hilltoppers in the paint by 10 points, 50 to 40. The Pioneers scored 12 fast break points while West Liberty scored zero fast break points.

Glenville State had four players score in double figures with Reggie Williams scoring a game high 21 points on 9-0f-18 shooting. Brett Morris scored 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds while Sedric Nady scored 17 points. Donte Morales chipped in with 14 points and handed out a game high four assists.

West Liberty was led by Devin Hoehn as he scored 15 points.

Glenville State (21-10, 17-8) will now play in the MEC Championship against the winner of the Wheeling Jesuit/Fairmont State game on Sunday, March 8th. Tip-off is set for 3:30 p.m.

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Pioneers Advance to MEC Semifinals with Win Over Charleston

Men's Basketball

Glenville State was led by Donte Morales as he scored a game high 22 points going 4-of-6 from behind the three-point line in the win over Charleston

Charleston, W.Va. – The Glenville State Pioneers hit 10 three-pointers and had three players score in double figures as they defeated the University of Charleston Golden Eagles, 73-62.

Glenville State would start the game with a four point lead, 4-0, after Sedric Nady hit two layups early. The Pioneers would then extend their lead to seven, 12-5 at the 14:24 minute mark in the first half. However though Glenville State would then go on a scoring drought at the 10:05 minute mark as they went just 2-for-11 from the floor, the drought lasted for four minutes and thirty three seconds.

With that scoring drought Charleston would make a run and tie the game up a 17 all, the first tie of the game, with 5:35 left to play till the half. Glenville State would then get a great three-point play from Ed Newell as the Pioneers took an eight point lead, 30-22, which was Glenville State biggest lead of the first half. However the Golden Eagles would cut the Pioneers lead to six points, 32-25 heading into halftime.

In the second half the Pioneers would build on their halftime lead as the extended it to 12 points, 43-31 with 14:30 left in the game.  Glenville State would then go on a 6-0 run at the 9:36 minute mark as they jumped out to a 18 point lead, 55-37.

However the Golden Eagles would make a late run and cut the Pioneers lead to 10 points, 70-60 at the 1:00 minute mark but that’s as close as Charleston would get as the Pioneers would punch their ticket to the MEC Semifinals with a 73-62 win.

Glenville State led the entire game and their biggest lead was 19 points that coming at the 5:35 minute mark of the second half. Glenville State shot 46 percent from the floor and 42 percent from behind the three-point line.

The Pioneers won the rebounding battle as they out rebounded the Golden Eagles 36 to 31.

Glenville State was led by Donte Morales as he scored a game high 22 points going 4-of-6 from behind the three-point line. Sedric Nady scored 18 points on the night while Brett Morris chipped in with 12 points. Reggie Williams scored eight points but grabbed a game high eight rebounds and dished out a game high seven assists.

Charleston was led by Octavius Green as he scored a team high 20 points.

The win is Glenville State (20-10, 16-8) 20th of the season and the third 20 win season in Glenville State history. The last time the Pioneers won 20 games in a season came in 2008-2009. Glenville State will now battle #1 seeded West Liberty Hilltoppers on Saturday, March 7th in the MEC Semifinals. Tip-off is set for 6:00 p.m.

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Lady Pioneers Fall in MEC Quarterfinal Game

Women's Basketball

Keyanna Tate scored a game high 30 points and grabbed a game high 13 rebounds as she finished with a double-double

Charleston, W.Va. – Glenville State’s Keyanna Tate scored a game high 30 points and grabbed a game high 13 rebounds as she finished with a double-double but it wouldn’t be enough as the Lady Pioneers fell to the Shepherd University Lady Rams in the MEC Quarterfinals, 100-91.

In the first half of action the Shepherd University Lady Rams would get on the scoreboard first to take an early, 2-0 lead over Glenville State. Shepherd would then build an eight points lead, 10-2, with 16:14 left till halftime.

However the Lady Pioneers would then go on a 6-0 run at the 15:50 minute mark as they made it, 10-7. Again Shepherd would extend their lead back up to nine points, 29-20, with under 10:00 minutes till halftime. The Lady Rams would build a double digit lead several times in the first half, however Glenville State would go into halftime down by eight, 51-43.

In the second half Shepherd would come out strong and take a 17 point lead, 71-54, with 13:42 to play. Glenville State would continue to battle and cut it to eight, 75-67 at the 11:09 minute mark.

Again the Lady Rams would build their lead back up to 15 points, 86-71, with only 6:16 left to play in the game. However the Lady Pioneers would have one last chance and cut Shepherds lead to seven points, 94-87, with 1:50 left to play, but that as close as Glenville State would get as they fall to Shepherd, 100-91.

Shepherd shot 49 percent from the floor while Glenville State finished the game shooting 42 percent from the floor. The Lady Pioneers scored 19 second chance points to the Lady Rams 14 second chance points.

Keyanna Tate finished with a double-double scoring 30 points and pulling down 13 rebounds in her last game as a Lady Pioneer, fellow senior Katrina Salins scored 10 points. Freshmen Kayla Tibbs and Kristen DesRocher both scored nine points while Paige Tuttle dished out a team high four assists.

Shepherd was led by Gabby Flinchum as she scored a team high 26 points and had 10 rebounds for a double-double. Also for the Lady Rams Briana Vaden chipped in with 25 points.

The Lady Pioneers (15-13, 12-10) season now comes to an end, congratulations to the team and seniors for a great year.

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Pioneers Advance to MEC Second Round with Win Over UVa-Wise

Men's Basketball

Donte Morales scored a game high 15 points for the Pioneers despite only playing 19 minutes in the win over UVa-Wise

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State men’s basketball team had six players score in double figures and shot red hot from the floor as they defeated the UVa-Wise Cavaliers by 28 points, 92-64, as they advance to the Second Round of the MEC Conference Tournament.

Glenville State and UVa-Wise would go back and fourth early however the Pioneers would go on a 14 point run at the 10:33 minute mark of the first half as they took a 19 point lead, 31-12. The Pioneers would head into halftime up big over the Cavaliers by 26 points, 46-20.

In the second half it would be all Glenville State as they had no problem with UVa-Wise as they went on to win big, 92-64.

The Pioneers never trailed in the game. Glenville State outscored UVa-Wise in the paint by 20 points, 40 to 20. The Pioneers bench outscored the Cavaliers bench, 37 to 14.

Donte Morales scored a game high 15 points for the Pioneers despite only playing 19 minutes. Sedric Nady scored 13 points and grabbed five rebounds in the win while Brett Morris also scored 13 points for GSC.

Luke Campbell, Brien Winston, and Juwan Wells all chipped in with 10 point each on the night. Winston also dished out a game high four assists.

UVa-Wise was led by Tyler Maggard as he scored 14 points, hitting four three-pointers on the night.

Glenville State (19-10, 15-8) will advance to the Second Round of the MEC Conference Tournament as they will now play #4 Charleston on Friday, March 6th at the Charleston Civic Center with tip-off set for 8:15 p.m.

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Tate Lifts Lady Pioneers Past West Virginia State

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Glenville State was led by Keyanna Tate as she scored 37 points, going 14-for-20 from the floor, and grabbing a game high 10 rebounds finishing the night with a double-double

Glenville, W.Va. – Glenville State’s Keyanna Tate had a great game as she scored a game and career high 37 points as she helped lift the Lady Pioneers past West Virginia State in the First Round of the MEC Conference Tournament.

West Virginia State would get off to a hot start as they built a nine point lead over Glenville State, 13-4, with 15:24 left till halftime. However the Lady Pioneers would come back strong and tie the game up at 15 all at the 12:03 minute mark.

After that tie Glenville State would get on a roll and take an eight point lead into halftime, 41-33.

In the second half of action the Lady Pioneers would add to their lead as they extended it to 16 points, 49-33, with 15:55 left to play in the game. But West Virginia State would make a late run and cut Glenville State’s lead to five points, 64-59, with under 5:00 minute to play.

However the Lady Pioneers would weather the storm and hold off the late surge by West Virginia State as they went on to win by 11 points, 81-70.

There were three ties and two lead changes throughout the game.

The Lady Pioneers defense came up big in the game as they caused West Virginia State into 25 turnovers and converted them into 31 points. Glenville State also had the scoring advantage in the paint as they outscored West Virginia State 44 to 34 in the paint.

Glenville State was led by Keyanna Tate as she scored 37 points, going 14-for-20 from the floor, and grabbing a game high 10 rebounds finishing the night with a double-double.

Katrina Salins was the only other Lady Pioneer to score in double figures as she scored 16 points. Briauna Nix scored six points off the bench and grabbed seven rebounds in the win.

West Virginia State was led by Rachel Ward as she scored 21 points.

Glenville State (15-12, 13-10) will now advance to the Second Round of the MEC Conference Tournament. They will take on #2 Shepherd University on Thursday, March 5th at the Charleston Civic Center with game time set for 12:00 p.m.

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Morales and Williams Earn MEC All-Conference Honors

Men's Basketball

Donte Morales has been named to the MEC All-Conference First Team. Morales, led the Pioneers in scoring this year with 18.4 points per game. He also led GSC in rebounding averaging 5.3 rebounds per game.

Bridgeport, W.Va. – West Liberty’s Seger Bonifant is the 2015 Mountain East Conference Player of the Year, Wheeling Jesuit’s Pat Moseh is the Freshman of the Year, and Concord’s Kent McBride is the league’s Coach of the Year.

Bonifant, a junior from Berlin, Ohio, helped lead WLU to a second-straight MEC regular season title by averaging a league-best 24.1 points per game. He is sixth in the country in scoring, and leads the nation in three-point field goal percentage knocking down 53 percent of his shots from behind the arc while making 3.9 threes per game. He’s reached double figures in scoring in all 27 games this season for the fourth-ranked Hilltoppers.

Moseh, a freshman from Springfield, Va., led all MEC freshmen in scoring averaging 13.7 points per game to go with five rebounds per game for the Cardinals. He finished the season strong for WJU scoring in double figures in nine of his last 10 games and averaging 17.3 points during that stretch.

Picked to finish 10th in the MEC preseason poll, McBride guided Concord to a 20-8 record and a third-place finish in the Mountain East Conference in 2015. The 20 wins this season are the most in his four years as the Mountain Lions head coach, and the first 20-win season at CU in over a decade.

In addition to the individual awards, the league also announced 2014-15 all-conference teams. Joining Bonifant on the first team were repeat selections Eric Siefert (Wheeling Jesuit) and Lawrence DeArmond (Notre Dame). Concord’s Mike Boyd and Aaron Miller, along with Nick Harney (Fairmont State), Tanner McGrew (West Virginia Wesleyan) and Donte Morales (Glenville State) also earned first team recognition.

WLU’s C.J. Hester and Devin Hoehn and Charleston’s Chris Evans and Jevonte Hughes were second team honorees, along with Justin Fritts (Wheeling Jesuit), Tyree Gaiter (Notre Dame), Markee Mazyck (West Virginia State) and Jamel Morris (Fairmont State).

Also for GSC senior point guard Reggie Williams was named to the All-MEC Honorable Mention Team.

The All-MEC teams are selected by a vote of the league’s coaches.

2015 All-MEC First Team
Name School Cl. Pos. Ht. Hometown
Seger Bonifant West Liberty Jr. F 6-7 Berlin, Ohio
Mike Boyd Concord Sr. G 6-0 Cincinnati, Ohio
Lawrence DeArmond Notre Dame Sr. G/F 6-1 Cincinnati, Ohio
Nick Harney Fairmont State Sr. F 6-8 Cleveland, Ohio
Tanner McGrew W.Va. Wesleyan Sr. F 6-8 Buckhannon, W.Va.
Aaron Miller Concord So. G 6-1 Stephens City, Va.
Donte Morales Glenville State Sr. G 6-5 Virginia Beach, Va.
Eric Siefert Wheeling Jesuit Jr. G 6-4 Reynoldsburg, Ohio
2015 All-MEC Second Team
Name School Cl. Pos. Ht. Hometown
Chris Evans Charleston Sr. G 6-3 Stamford, Conn.
Justin Fritts Wheeling Jesuit Jr. G 6-1 Mentor, Ohio
Tyree Gaiter Notre Dame Jr. G 5-7 Cleveland Heights, Ohio
C.J. Hester West Liberty Sr. F 6-4 West Mifflin, Pa.
Devin Hoehn West Liberty So. G 6-0 Parkersburg, W.Va.
Jevonte Hughes Charleston Jr. F 6-5 Kalamazoo, Mich.
Markee Mazyck W.Va. State Jr. F 6-6 Washington, D.C.
Jamel Morris Fairmont State Jr. G 6-4 Gahanna, Ohio
2015 All-MEC Honorable Mention
Name School Cl. Pos. Ht. Hometown
Austin Cunningham Shepherd Sr. G 6-2 Belpre, Ohio
Terry Hopewell Concord Jr. F 6-8 Columbus, Ohio
Morgan McDonald Shepherd Sr. F 6-6 Inwood, W.Va.
Reggie Williams Glenville State Sr. G 6-3 Virginia Beach, Va.
Thomas Wimbush Fairmont State So. F/G 6-7 Lorain, Ohio
Player of the Year: Seger Bonifant (West Liberty)
Freshman of the Year: Pat Moseh (Wheeling Jesuit)
Coach of the Year: Kent McBride (Concord)
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Keyanna Tate Named to MEC All-Conference First Team

Women's Basketball

Tate, a senior from Forestville, Maryland, led the Lady Pioneers in scoring with 18.2 points per game and also led Glenville State in rebounding with 7.5 per game.

Bridgeport, W.Va. – Notre Dame College’s Martha Nagbe is the 2015 Mountain East Conference Player of the Year, West Virginia Wesleyan’s Mari Stewart is the Freshman of the Year, and Shepherd’s Jenna Eckleberry is the league’s Coach of the Year.

Nagbe, a junior guard from Lakewood, Ohio, is ranked in the top 10 in the MEC in eight different categories. She is third in the conference in scoring with 18.1 points per game, and is also seventh in the league in assists averaging 3.15 per contest. Nagbe also excelled on defense coming up with 53 steals — fourth most in the MEC.

Stewart, a freshman from Templeton, Calif., led all MEC freshmen in scoring and rebounding for the Bobcats averaging 17.1 and 7.8, respectively. Those figures also ranked in the top 10 among all players in the league. She recorded eight double-doubles on the year and had the second-most points in a game in the league this year with 37 against West Liberty.

Eckleberry, in just her first year at Shepherd, orchestrated a dramatic turnaround to claim Coach of the Year honors. She took over a program that had just four wins a season ago and guided it to a 20-8 overall record and a share of the 2015 regular season conference title.

In addition to the individual awards, the league also announced 2014-15 all-conference teams. Nagbe, Hailey Garrett (Fairmont State) and Liz Flowers earn first team honors for the second-consecutive year. Jaila Bryant (WJU), Blair Harding (UVa-Wise), Kailee Howe (West Liberty), Nichole Perry (Charleston) and Keyanna Tate (Glenville State) round out the first team.

Three schools had two players on the second team including Concord (Rachel Artrip and Jacqueline Kestner), Fairmont State (Hallie Gunnoe and Emily Lohr) and Shepherd (Rachel Johnson and Cara Mason). Breanna Butler (Wheeling Jesuit) and Monet Saunders (Charleston) also earned second team recognition.

The All-MEC teams are selected by a vote of the league’s coaches.

2015 All-MEC First Team
Name School Cl. Pos. Ht. Hometown
Jaila Bryant Wheeling Jesuit Jr. G 5-8 Pickerington, Ohio
Liz Flowers West Liberty Jr. G 5-8 Williamstown, W.Va.
Hailey Garrett Fairmont State Sr. F 6-1 Fairmont, W.Va.
Blair Harding UVa-Wise Jr. G 5-9 Baltimore, Md.
Kailee Howe West Liberty Jr. G 5-10 Zanesville, Ohio
Martha Nagbe Notre Dame Jr. G 5-7 Lakewood, Ohio
Nichole Perry Charleston Sr. G 5-7 Poseyville, Ind.
Keyanna Tate Glenville State Sr. G/F 6-0 Forestville, Md.
2015 All-MEC Second Team
Name School Cl. Pos. Ht. Hometown
Rachel Artrip Concord Sr. F 6-0 Swords Creek, Va.
Breanna Butler Wheeling Jesuit Jr. G 5-9 Oak Hill, Ohio
Hallie Gunnoe Fairmont State Sr. G 5-10 Hinton, W.Va.
Rachel Johnson Shepherd Sr. G 5-7 Frederick, Md.
Jacqueline Kestner Concord Sr. F 5-10 Blountville, Tenn.
Emily Lohr Fairmont State Sr. G 6-1 Stoystown, Pa.
Cara Mason Shepherd So. G 5-8 Monrovia, Md.
Monet Saunders Charleston So. F/C 6-1 Woodmere, Ohio
2015 All-MEC Honorable Mention
Name School Cl. Pos. Ht. Hometown
Kennedy Boggs Urbana Jr. G 5-5 Delphos, Ohio
LeAnne Ross Charleston Sr. G 5-8 Marietta, Ohio
Shealyn Shafer W.Va. State So. F 6-0 Summersville, W.Va.
Kierra Simpson West Liberty Jr. F 5-11 Columbus, Ohio
Player of the Year: Martha Nagbe (Notre Dame)
Freshman of the Year: Mari Stewart (West Virginia Wesleyan)
Coach of the Year: Jenna Eckleberry (Shepherd)
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