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12/8 Cal PA 63-70
12/29 Wilmington 73-64
12/30 Lock Haven 84-65
1/7 WVWC 75-64
1/10 Ohio Valley 76-71
1/12 WV State 73-82
1/14 WLSC 89-109
1/17 Fairmont 48-71
1/19 D&E 75-80
1/26 Glenville 80-63
1/28 Seton Hill 53-60
1/31 Concord 89-96
2/2 Bluefield 78-59
2/4 Charleston 65-79
2/7 UPJ 71-74
2/9 AB 56-87
2/11 Shepherd 67-64
2/14 Salem 73-58
2/16 OVU 79-73 OT
2/21 Seton Hill 69-81
2/23 WLSC 67-78
2/26 Fairmont 81-83 OT
Season Records
Overall: 13-15
Conf.: 8-12
WVIAC Tourney: 0-1

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Coach Sancomb's Summer Basketball Camp (Details)


Cardinal Head Coach Danny Sancomb Offers Basketball Summer School

Maryland native Danny Sancomb has years of experience coaching athletes of all ages and was honored by the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference, earning the prestigious 2005-06 WCAC Coach of the Year Award before taking the helm of his alma mater's basketball program after the June 2007 departure of former coach Jay DeFruscio, now with the NBA Indiana Pacer's.

WHEELING, WV, May 2, 2008 - Youngsters can learn basketball from the Cardinal basketball coaching staff as the Danny Sancomb Basketball School opens for summer sessions 2008.

Beginning June 16 and continuing through June 20, the camp will meet at the Alma Grace McDonough Center on the Cardinal Campus. It is open to boys and girls, in grades K-12.

Grades K-2, attend a half-day session, while the older children attend a full day of basketball action, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. daily.

Lunch is provided daily for the all-day campers and will be served in the Benedum Room, a Parkhurst Dining Services facility and a subsidiary of Eat'n Park restaurants. Half-day campers should bring a snack.

This basketball school offers individual instruction, camp lectures and lots of competition, both individual and team. Each camper receives a camp T-shirt and the first full day campers registered will receive a custom Cardinal basketball. Discounts are available for groups of five or more youngsters.

The fee is $75 for K-2 and $185 for older athletes. A $50 deposit is required, the balance may be paid the first day of camp.

For complete information and to register, call the Cardinal athletic department at (304) 243-2365.



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WVIAC to Offer Family Pack Promotion at Basketball Tournament

(PRINCETON, W.Va.)---A family pack including four general admission tickets, four hot dogs, four popcorns, and four drinks for $25 will be available on Friday and Saturday evenings at the upcoming WVIAC Basketball Tournament. At least two of the tickets must be for children under 18 in order to take advantage of the bargain plan.

Reserved tickets good for all contests of the 71st annual event are on sale by members of the Charleston Lions Club for $30 each. Advance tickets may be bought from the Charleston Lions Club at 304/343-9415. Admission for each session is $8 at the gate in the Charleston Civic Center.


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2008 WVIAC Men's Basketball Tournament First Round Previews

#9 Concord (14-13, 9-11) at #8 Davis & Elkins (13-14, 9-11)
Key Players: CU: C-Dannie Parker (19.0 ppg, 8.4 rpg), G-Cordale Boyd (15.3 ppg, 3.1 apg); D&E: F-Jelani Jackson (21.1 ppg, 7.3 rpg), G-Brett Rector (15.5 ppg, 2.7 rpg).
Regular Season Result: Concord took an 83-68 home victory on February 11 behind Cordale Boyd's 21 points.
Quick Hitters: Davis & Elkins looks to win their first WVIAC Tournament contest since 1980...The Senators are hosting their first opening round contest since the league moved to first round home games in 1995...Concord has won eight of ten contests since getting off to a slow start in league play.

#10 West Virginia Wesleyan (10-17, 8-12) at #7 Shepherd (15-12, 9-11)
Key Players: WVWC: F-Ryan Hoehner (14.1 ppg, 6.5 rpg), G-Justin Caldwell (14.0 ppg, 1.6 apg); SU: F-Liki Turner (14.3 ppg, 8.8 rpg), C-Justin Jarman (13.9 ppg, 7.0 rpg).
Regular Season Result: Shepherd took a 76-66 victory in the Butcher Center on February 4...Liki Turner had 16 points and 17 rebounds as the Rams held a 47-34 edge on the glass.
Quick Hitters: SU's Turner and WVWC's Caldwell are the top two scoring freshmen in the WVIAC...Shepherd earned their home contest with Saturday's 73-68 upset of Pitt Johnstown...West Virginia Wesleyan has won four of five contests since Ryan Hoehner returned to the Bobcat lineup following an injury.

#11 Wheeling Jesuit (13-14 8-12) at #6 Fairmont State (18-9, 12-8)
Key Players: WJU: G-Maqsood Harrington (14.1 ppg, 3.7 apg), F-Adam McFerran (10.9 ppg, 3.7 rpg); FSU: G-Thad McFadden (20.7 ppg, 4.9 rpg), G-Ronnie Means (5.5 ppg, 8.1 apg).
Regular Season Results: Fairmont State swept the season series with 74-66 and 71-48 triumphs.
Quick Hitters: Fairmont State enters the postseason with four wins in their final five regular season contests...The Falcons were better on the road (7-3) than at home (5-5) in league play...WJU is 3-11 since jumping out to an 8-3 start for first-year head coach Danny Sancomb...FSU has won a WVIAC-best ten tournament championships, but none since 1984.

#12 Glenville State (9-18, 7-13) at #5 Charleston (18-9, 12-8)
Key Players: GSC: F-Tryvan Leech (17.6 ppg, 4.4 rpg), C-Anthony Kimble (15.5 ppg, 6.2 rpg); UC: F-Robert Strickland (19.9 ppg, 8.2 rpg), G-Marquis Brooks (16.6 ppg, 4.3 rpg).
Regular Season Result: Charleston outlasted Glenville State 107-100 in a shootout on February 11...Robert Strickland led the Golden Eagles with 27 points and 14 rebounds.
Quick Hitters: Charleston enters the postseason with the momentum of a sweep of crosstown rival West Virginia State after Saturday's 80-76 win...Glenville State has allowed 100 or more points in four of their last six contests...Three GSC players have attempted 116 or more three-point field goals...UC is 10-3 in Eddie King Gymnasium this season.

#13 Ohio Valley (7-20, 6-14) at #4 West Liberty State (21-5, 15-5)
Key Players: OVU: C-Chris Leborious (20.4 ppg, 9.0 rpg), G-Stephen Camberis (13.0 ppg, 2.5 apg); WLSC: F-Chris Banal (21.5 ppg, 6.4 rpg), G-Ben Howlett (20.1 ppg, 3.2 rpg).
Regular Season Results: West Liberty recorded a sweep in a pair of competitive, fast-paced games, 109-96 and 108-100.
Quick Hitters: West Liberty is 11-1 at home this season...The Toppers have reached the century mark 13 times in 2007-08 and have not been limited to less than 78 points...OVU center Chris Leborious recorded 35 points and 12 rebounds in last week's loss at West Liberty...The senior has 11 double-doubles on the campaign.

#14 Salem International (4-23, 2-18) at #3 West Virginia State (18-9, 16-4)
Key Players: SIU: F-Curtis Dorsey (17.0 ppg, 9.5 rpg), G-Chris Carey (16.5 ppg, 3.2 rpg); WVSU: F-James Helton (17.7 ppg, 8.9 rpg), F-Wade Pidock (13.7 ppg, 5.8 rpg).
Regular Season Result: West Virginia State won at Salem 99-82 on January 24...Perrick Robinson led five Jackets in double figures with 20 points.
Quick Hitters: Two-time WVIAC Tournament champion West Virginia State opens their title defense versus Salem International...SIU has not made a first round WVIAC Tournament exit since 1992 when the school was known as Salem-Teikyo...The Tigers are winless in a dozen road games this season...Bryan Poore's WVSU squads are 12-3 in their last five trips to the league tournament.

#15 Bluefield State (2-25, 2-18) at #2 Alderson-Broaddus (21-6, 17-3)
Key Players: BSC: F-Howard Coston (16.0 ppg, 5.2 rpg), G-Mario Thompson (12.2 ppg, 3.0 apg); A-B: G-Stan Hall (18.3 ppg, 4.4 rpg), G-Terrell Eargle (12.6 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 5.4 apg).
Regular Season Result: A-B blitzed homestanding Bluefield State 88-52 on February 11...The Battlers owned a 43-20 rebounding edge in the victory.
Quick Hitters: Four A-B starters average a dozen or more points per game...The Battlers own a 16-3 WVIAC Tournament record with three championships during Greg Zimmerman's head coaching stay in Philippi...BSC has dropped their last twelve road games, but the Big Blues' last win away from Ned Shott Gymnasium was an opening round upset versus Wheeling Jesuit last season.

2008 WVIAC Men's Basketball Tournament
Tuesday, 2/26---First Round (all games at campus sites, 7:30 p.m.)
G1: #9 Concord (14-13, 9-11) at #8 Davis & Elkins (13-14, 9-11)
G2: #10 WV Wesleyan (10-17, 8-12) at #7 Shepherd (15-12, 9-11)
G3: #11 Wheeling Jesuit (13-14, 8-12) at #6 Fairmont State (18-9, 12-8)
G4: #12 Glenville State (9-18, 7-13) at #5 Charleston (18-9, 12-8)
G5: #13 Ohio Valley (7-20, 6-14) at #4 West Liberty State (21-5, 15-5)
G6: #14 Salem International (4-23, 2-18) at #3 WV State (18-9, 16-4)
G7: #15 Bluefield State (2-25, 2-18) at #2 Alderson-Broaddus (21-6, 17-3)

Thursday, 2/28---Quarterfinals at Charleston Civic Center
G8: Winner G2 vs. Winner G7 1:00 p.m.
G9: #1 Pitt Johnstown (20-6, 17-3) vs. Winner G1 3:00 p.m.
G10: Winner G3 vs. Winner G6 6:30 p.m.
G11: Winner G4 vs. Winner G5 8:30 p.m.

Friday, 2/29---Semifinals at Charleston Civic Center
G12: Winner G8 vs. Winner G10 6:30 p.m.
G13: Winner G9 vs. Winner G11 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, 3/1---Championship at Charleston Civic Center
G14: Winner G12 vs. Winner G13 8:30 p.m.

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Menís Basketball vs. Salem University
Dan Rosato

The Wheeling Jesuit menís basketball team was in action at home against Salem University on Thursday evening. The Cardinals began playing well from the start and established a lead. Maqsood Harrington led the way going three for six from the floor. Also, Kyle Higgins came off the bench going three for four from the three-point line. The Cardinals saw their lead slip away toward the end of the half but still were winning by a score of 36-32.

Salem came gave the Cardinals a challenge going into the second half. The Tigers continued where they left off in the first half. They played tough for the beginning portion of the second half. However, the Cardinal offense was too strong for Salem and WJU established a big lead. The final score stood 73-58 in favor of the Cardinals. The next home game for the Cardinals is on February 23rd against West Liberty State College.


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Cardinals face Pitt-Johnstown
Dan Rosato

The Wheeling Jesuit menís basketball team hosted the University of Pitt-Johnstown on Thursday evening. The two teams came out strong in what looked to be a close contest. For the Cardinals, Duane Compo put up nine points in the first half. Adam McFerran started the game in place of Jhared Simpson who was out of the game due to injury. Adam had a solid first half with seven points. The game was back and forth for most of the half and the score at the break stood 31-32 in favor of Pitt-Johnstown.

The second half was close throughout with the edge going to the Cardinals. The scoring went back and forth until the very end of the game. The Cardinals still had a slim lead. However, Pitt-Johnstown tied the game and soon took the lead. With 4.7 seconds left on the clock, Pitt-Johnstown had the lead and won the game by a score of 71-74.

The next game for the Cardinals will be at home against Salem International on Thursday, February 14th.


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Menís Basketball vs. Charleston 
Dan Rosato

The Wheeling Jesuit Menís basketball team hosted the Charleston Golden Eagles on Monday night. The Cards came out firing on all cylinders and established a quick ten-point lead. Derek Wise put up seven points, and went two for two from the three-point line. However, the Eagle stormed back scoring points themselves and shutting down the Cardinals on defense. They came back to tie the game and then established a lead. A last second desperation three-pointer found the net, making the game 41-33 in favor of Charleston at the half.

WJU struggled in the second half of the game. They could not stop the three-point shooting of Charleston. They had a difficult time scoring themselves. The team went 8 for 24 from three-point range. In the end, the offense was too strong for the Cards to handle. The final score of the game was 79-65. The next game for the Cardinals will be at home against the University of Pitt-Johnstown on Thursday, February 7th.


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Cardinals lose close game against Seton Hill
Dan Rosato

The Cardinals went up against Seton Hill on Monday evening. WJU was coming off the big win against Glenville State. The Cards looked to continue the momentum against the Griffins. The first half was close, as Wheeling Jesuit trailed for the majority. However, late in the half, WJU stormed back to take the lead. The Cardinals did an excellent job of spreading the ball around. They were able to come back and establish a lead thanks to great pressure defense. Seton Hill was unable to move the ball successfully and the Cardinals went into the half with a 26-22 lead.

WJU continued playing well into the second half. They were winning for most of the half, until Seton Hill mounted a comeback. The Griffins went on an offensive run and came back to tie the game with just over five minutes left to play. The Cardinals struggled on defense down the stretch and saw the lead slip away. Seton Hill went on another run and shut down on defense. The final score was in favor of the Griffins, 53-60. The next home game for the Cardinals will be on Monday, February 4th at 7:30.


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Cardinals defeat Glenville State
Dan Rosato

The Cardinal menís basketball team hosted Glenville State on Saturday afternoon. Prior to the game, the team honored Wheeling Collegeís first menís varsity basketball team. The team began during the 1957-58 academic year and was made up of the members of the 1960-61 class. It was the class that would begin a fine tradition of competitive basketball at Wheeling Jesuit University. The current menís team put on quite a show for the team that started it all. The game was close from the beginning, with the slight edge going to the Cardinals. Derek Wise put up 9 points in the first half. A great effort from freshmen Adam McFerran with 6 points coming off of the bench gave the Cardinals the lead heading into the half, 32-25.

WJU dominated the second half of the game. The Cardinals continued to spread the ball around. Everyone was contributing and they were playing extremely well on defense against the Pioneers. Adam McFerran remained hot recording 16 more points in the second half. WJU was good on both sides of the ball and controlled the game, winning it by a score of 80-63. The next game for the Cardinals will be at home against Seton Hill University on Monday, January 28th. WJU athletics is celebrating Catholic Schools Week during the next set of home games. They will recognize the Catholic schools and students that are in attendance at the game. There will also be activities at halftime during the games as well as prizes and giveaways. Members of the Wheeling Nailers hockey team as well as Spike the Mascot will be there to sign autographs.   


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Cardinals struggle at home against West Virginia State


Dan Rosato


The menís basketball team was back in action Saturday afternoon against West Virginia State. The Yellow Jackets faced the Cardinals with a conference record of 2-1, and 3-7 overall. WV played much better than their record would indicate however. The Jackets came out strong going 6 for 11 from three-point range.  The Cardinals struggled early and saw State gain a substantial lead. Jesuit then began to play better defensively and cut the deficit to 8, making the score 33-41 at the half.


With the momentum shifting the Cardinals way, they began the second half. WV State did not change their game and came out just as strong in the second half as they did the first. Leading the way for State was James Helton, who went 12 for 17 from the floor. The Yellow Jackets proved to be too much for the Cardinals. The final score was 82-73. Wheeling Jesuit will be back in action January 14th at #10 West Liberty State College.


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Cardinals Take on the Fighting Scots
Dan Rosato

The Wheeling Jesuit Menís basketball team went up against the Fighting Scots of Ohio Valley University on Thursday night. The Scots came into the game struggling this season, however they did anything but struggle against the Cardinals in the first half. OVU kept pace with the Cardinals and even established a lead against them.  The main factor was the three-point shooting in the game. The Scots went 5 for 9 from behind the arc and the Cards shot just 1 for 8. However, the Cardinals managed to stick with their style of play and trailed OVU 32-35 at the half.

With the 3 points separating the score, the two teams came out on fire in the second half of the game. For the Scots, Omar Campbell led the way hitting 5 of his 10 three-point shots. For the Cardinals, Derek Wise went 10 for 18 from the floor. The two teams exchanged shots for a majority of the second half. Derek Wise hit a three-pointer with thirty seconds left in the game to finish off OVU with a final score of 76-71. The Cardinals will be back in action at home against WV State on Saturday, January 12th at 4 p.m.


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Men Open Basketball Season against Ohio University Eastern
Dan Rosato

The Menís Basketball team began its 2007-08 season on Saturday. The Wheeling Jesuit Cardinals hosted Ohio University Eastern. This was head coach Danny Sancombís first game on the bench for the Cardinals. WJU came out strong in the first half. Duane Compo made 5 of 6 three-point shots in the first half of the game. The Cardinals were able to control the momentum and held OU to just 25 points. WJU took a commanding 47-25 lead going into the second half.

The Cardinals were even stronger in the second half of the game. WJU was able to spread the scoring around and everyone on the team contributed in the win. The Cards put up 55 second half points to win the game 102-47 and give Danny Sancomb his first win as a college coach. The next home game for the Cardinals will be Saturday, November 24th against Fairmont State at Wheeling Jesuit University. Be sure to log on to to catch all of the action.


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WVSU, A-B, UC Pegged As WVIAC Men's Basketball Favorites

(PRINCETON, W.Va.)---Two-time defending WVIAC Tournament champion West Virginia State is rated a solid favorite by league men's basketball coaches to capture the 2007-08 regular season crown.  Bryan Poore's Yellow Jackets received 9 of 15 first place votes to easily outdistance Alderson-Broaddus for the top spot in the annual preseason poll.

Alderson-Broaddus grabbed four first place votes to finish second.  Third place Charleston garnered the other two nods for the top spot.  West Liberty State, Pitt Johnstown, Shepherd, Concord, and Fairmont State are the fourth through eighth picks.

Wheeling Jesuit leads off the bottom half of the picks in ninth, followed by Seton Hill, Glenville State, and Salem International.  Bluefield State, Ohio Valley, Davis & Elkins, and West Virginia Wesleyan complete the voting.

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