The WVIAC men’s basketball final regular season standings saw West Liberty win its third straight conference title. The twice-beaten Hilltoppers have a bye in the first round of this week’s league tournament.
The men’s opening round games on Tuesday saw second-seeded Charleston host 15th-seed Bluefield. Third-seeded Wheeling Jesuit was at home versus 14th-seed Davis & Elkins. Fourth-seed West Virginia Wesleyan hosted 13th-seed Glenville.
Fifth-seed Alderson-Broaddus was at home to face 12th-seed Fairmont. Sixth-seed Concord was in Athens to play 11th-seed Ohio Valley. Seventh-seeded Pitt-Johnstown hosted 10th-seeded Seton Hill. And eighth-seeded West Virginia State was in Institute to face ninth-seeded Shepherd.
The women’s basketball final regular season standings saw three teams finish with 18-4 overall records but had West Virginia Wesleyan take the title with a 162.73 power rating. Concord was the tournament’s second seed with a 158.18 power rating. The Mountain Lions hosted 15th-seed Wheeling Jesuit in Monday’s opening round.
Third-seeded Glenville had a power rating of 157.27 and hosted 14th-seeded Alderson-Broaddus in the first round. Fourth-seeded Shepherd was at home against 13th-seed Bluefield. Fifth-seeded Fairmont hosted 12th-seed Ohio Valley.
Sixth-seeded Davis & Elkins played 11th-seeded West Virginia State. Seventh-seeded Pitt-Johnstown opened at home versus 10th-seeded Charleston. And eighth-seeded Seton Hill was in Greensburg against ninth-seeded West Liberty.
Both tournaments crown champions in Charleston on Saturday.
Fairmont junior Kaitlin Snyder was the WVIAC Player of the Year. Pitt-Johnstown’s Kaitlynn Fratz was the Freshman of the Year and Concord’s Kenny Osborne was the Coach of the Year.
The nine players on the first-team All-WVIAC squad were Tenisha Wilson (Glenville), Kaitlin Snyder (Fairmont), Erika Rousculp (Charleston), Mishae Miles (Glenville), Jamie Kaufman (West Virginia Wesleyan), Kaitlin Fratz (Pitt-Johnstown), Jolysa Brown (Concord), Lydia Bridenbaugh (West Virginia Wesleyan), and Kayla Ayers (West Liberty).
The eight-player All-Conference second-team included Shepherd’s Emily Daniel and Katie Biggs. Shepherd’s Gabby Flinchum was selected to the WVIAC’s five-player All-Freshman team.