Cardinal Head Coach Danny
Sancomb Offers Basketball Summer
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-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
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
For complete information and to
register, call the Cardinal
athletic department at (304)
WVIAC to Offer Family Pack Promotion at
(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.
2008 WVIAC Men's Basketball Tournament First
Concord (14-13, 9-11) at #8 Davis & Elkins (13-14,
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
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
#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
#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,
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
#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
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
G2: #10 WV Wesleyan (10-17, 8-12) at #7 Shepherd
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
G8: Winner G2 vs. Winner G7 1:00 p.m.
G9: #1 Pitt Johnstown (20-6, 17-3) vs. Winner G1
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
G14: Winner G12 vs. Winner G13 8:30 p.m.
Menís Basketball vs. Salem University
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.
Cardinals face Pitt-Johnstown
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.
Menís Basketball vs. Charleston
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.
Cardinals lose close game against Seton Hill
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.
Cardinals defeat Glenville State
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,
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.
Cardinals struggle at home against West Virginia State
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.
Cardinals Take on the Fighting Scots
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.
Men Open Basketball Season against Ohio University Eastern
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 athletics.wju.edu to catch
all of the action.
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
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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