Shepherd basketball players honored

Shepherd senior forward Chad Moore has been selected to the nine-player All-WVIAC first-team by a vote of league coaches.

Moore led the conference in scoring at 22.6 points a game and was third in rebounding with 9.2 per game.

He was joined on the first team by Alex Falk and Cedric Harris of league champion, West Liberty, as well as Isaac Thornton (Fairmont), Kelsey Williams (West Virginia Wesleyan), Terrell Lipkins (Charleston), Ben Siefert (Wheeling Jesuit), Nick Novak (Pitt-Johnstown), and Kurklin Bohanon (Alderson-Broaddus).

Second-team selections were Brantley Osborne (Shepherd), Damien Tunstalle (Concord), Malik Stith (Fairmont), Jamel Morris (Glenville), D’Quan Lynch (Davis & Elkins), Brendan Cooper (Fairmont), C. J. Hester (West Liberty), and Isaiah Hill (Fairmont).

The women’s all-conference team had nine first-team players in Ginny Mills and Kenyona Simmons (Glenville), Hillary Southworth (West Liberty), Paige Alviani and Katie Gattuso (Seton Hill), Hailey Garrett (Fairmont), Jasmine Blanton (West Virginia State), Kaitlynn Fratz (Pitt-Johnstown), and Kaitlyn Snyder (Fairmont).

Named to the all-conference second-team were Emily Daniel (Shepherd), Rachel Johnson (Shepherd), Meghan Wiseman (West Liberty), Page Turner (Davis & Elkins), Brittany Maxey (West Virginia Wesleyan), Jorden Lykes (Davis & Elkins), Jessi Cowden (Charleston), and Atavia Blake (West Virginia Wesleyan).

Also, first-round games in the WVIAC women’s tournament saw Fairmont defeat Wheeling Jesuit, 83-47; West Liberty destroy Ohio Valley, 81-39; Alderson-Broaddus upset fourth-seeded Davis & Elkins, 58-54; Seton Hill eliminate Concord, 78-68; West Virginia Wesleyan beat West Virginia State, 66-56; and Charleston outlast Pitt-Johnstown, 72-64.

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