Salem, WV - Emotions ran high (and low) as day two of the 2012 Joe Manchin Tournament saw three out of the four games decided by just three points or less.
One landed in overtime (WVU-Tech vs Milligan) while the other two came just short of the extra period.
Central State University used an 11-2 run at the end of the first half to distance themselves from a pesky Lady Tiger squad en route to a 73-56 win over Salem International.
Tajha Walker tied a game-high 13 points to lead three CSU players scored in double figures while SIU was led by Inkera Patterson's also game-high 13 points. Alicia Stebbins added 11 points in the effort.
Kam'Mar LaBrew slashed his way to a game and season-high 23 points and Salem International bounced back from a Day One loss to nip Central State, 74-72.
Raymar Porter had 11 points while displaying his long-range abilities in the form of a 3-for-3 day from beyond the arc. Kevin Webb added 10 to round out the scoring for SIU.
DeMarkus Isom-Jones had 19 points to lead a balanced Central State team. Phillip Gates had 14 while Lee Tabb came away with 13.
Casey Sheehan took a decent look at sending the game into extra's, but the Daemen standout's shot came up just short and the Wolves from Newberry escaped with a 97-95 victory in the third game of the day.
Newberry's Quayshun Hawkins led his squad with 22 points on 5-of-13 shooting. Mitch Riggs added 18, Aegir Steinarsson had 12, and Dondray Walker came away with 11 points.
Jordan Greene and Casey Sheehan had the hot hands again for Daemen, scoring 28 and 27 points. Gerald Beverly added 11 in the effort.
WVU-Tech's Amber Tully didn't lead her team in scoring, but she scored 15 points. Not one of those points more important than the three she hit with just 8 ticks on the clock in regulation as the Golden Bears outlasted Milligan in nightcap, 77-74.
Tech's Courtney Sturdivant led all scorers with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Tully had 15, while Roche Wimberly and Nia Nolan added 13 and 11, respectively.
Tracy Hardiman led an unselfish Milligan team with 17 points. Kayla Kelly (15), Allison Jones (11), and Jamiee Hill (10) score double figures. Johneshia Good and Dorian Freeman almost doubled-up with nine points. Freeman and Good added 10 and 13 rebounds apiece, besting any other players at the TED Gym today.
The 2012 Joe Manchin Tournament will conclude tomorrow with games at noon and 2:00 PM. WVU-Tech and Central State (women) are scheduled for the high noon showdown while Newberry and Central State will make for an interesting finale at 2:00 PM.
Both games will be streamed live via UStream. Follow the link below to view the action.
Article posted on 2012-12-08 22:28:43