By Tony Viola, Sports Editor For Hilltopper fans everywhere, the first 12 minutes of West Liberty’s Final Four matchup with Metro St. seemed like a living nightmare. The hundreds of Topper faithful who made the journey to Louisville, Ky. looked up upon the scoreboard in Freedom Hall in disbelief as WLU dug itself into a [...]
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By Tony Viola, Sports Editor NCAA Division II Player of the Year Alex Falk has a pretty good idea of what the Elite Eight matchup between West Liberty and Winona State is going to be like. “It’s going to be a war,” the senior said. “They’re good. They’re really good. I watched a little bit of film [...]
By Tony Viola, Sports Editor Darrell Brooks and his No. 8-seeded Bowie State squad came into the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division II tournament at the ASRC as one of the hottest teams in the region. The Bulldogs had reeled off seven-straight victories and captured the CIAA tournament title with double-digit victories against two nationally [...]
By Kyle Lutz, Staff Writer West Liberty basketball standouts Alex Falk and Hilary Southworth were named the 2012-13 Atlantic Region Players of the Year. Falk, who was also this year’s WVIAC Player of the Year and tournament MVP just saw it as another award.
By Tony Viola, Sports Editor Capturing the conference regular season title comes with the luxury of a first round bye. That’s a luxury the No. 3-ranked Hilltoppers enjoyed on Tuesday night as the team sat idle during the first round of the West Virginia Conference Tournament. West Liberty will be back in action on Feb. [...]
By Tony Viola, Sports Editor Call ‘em champs. Again. With a 103-99 victory against Fairmont State on Feb. 16, the No. 3-ranked West Liberty men’s basketball team captured its fourth straight West Virginia Conference title.
By Tony Viola, Sports Editor If you try something year after year after year, chances are you’re going to get better. Same goes for the West Virginia Conference. Two years ago, the West Liberty men’s basketball team sliced through the conference like a hot knife in butter. Now, it’s not as easy.
By Abby Warne, Staff Writer As the new season of college basketball begins, the West Liberty University men’s team is once again finding success on the court. The 6-0 squad is being led by a group of upperclassmen, including junior guard Cedric Harris. Harris, a product of Zanesville High School, is currently averaging 16.8 points, [...]
By Tony Viola, Staff Writer If given the chance Coach Jim Crutchfield would go back and change his call with 2.3 seconds remaining in West Liberty’s 91-90 loss to Stonehill University. “It might have been a better decision to try a foul on a deadball,” Crutchfield said. “I think we would have been better off [...]