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Shepherd teams in MEC tournament

By Staff | Mar 3, 2017

Completing the regular season with a 95-80 loss at Fairmont, the Shepherd men settled for fourth place in the 12-team Mountain East Conference. Once-beaten Fairmont was registering its second win of the season over the Rams. Shepherd completed its 28-game regular-season schedule with an 18-10 record and that included a 15-7 Mountain East Conference mark.

Fairmont completed a stellar 27-1 regular season that included a MEC championship mark of 21-1 in league games.

Steffen Davis totaled 27 points in the last-game loss to the Falcons. Naim Muhammad finished with 17 points. Thomas Wimbush had 32 points for the winning Falcons to lead all scorers.

When the conference tournament began in Charleston on Mar. 1, Shepherd had the #4 seed and Fairmont had the #1 seed.

The Rams begin their quest for the tournament title today when they face #5 Notre Dame in one of the four quarterfinal games.

The tournament semifinals are tomorrow and the championship game is on Sunday.

The Shepherd women dropped a 78-63 verdict at Fairmont on Saturday and were seeded #7 in the conference tournament. In the opening round the Rams faced #10 West Virginia Wesleyan and if they won played against #2 seed Wheeling Jesuit on Thursday, March 2.

Glenville was the women’s regular season champion and carried the #1 seed into Thursday’s quarterfinal round. The women’s championship game will be played on Sunday, March 5.

Cara Mason (17 points), Liz Myers (15 points) and Morgan Arden (14 points) paced the Shepherd scorers in the 15-point loss at Fairmont.

The Falcons completed their regular season with a 17-11 record that included a 14-8 record in the MEC. Shepherd had a 14-16 overall record and went 11-11 in the MEC.

Shepherd’s baseball team fell, 15-6, to West Chester last Friday in a non-conference game played in Dinwiddie, Virginia.

The loss left the Rams with a 1-6 record and then they were rained out on Saturday and did not play a scheduled doubleheader against St. Thomas Aquinas.

Jacob Carney went 3-for-5 with three RBIs and a double against West Chester and J.J. Sarty also was 3-for-5 and hammered a home run. Shortstop Tyler Piccolo was 2-for-4 and scored two runs. One of his hits was a double.

Left-handed sophomore A.J. Stead suffered the loss and is 0-2 on the season. Stead went three innings and allowed four hits, seven runs, five earned runs, walked four, committed a balk and fanned two.