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Rain continues in Mountain State as Flood Warning in effect for I-64 corridor areas

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Several counties along the Interstate-64 corridor from Huntington to Charleston remain under a Flood Warning Sunday as multiple systems of rain continue to hit the area.

Robert Hart, lead Meteorologist at the National Weather Service Charleston told MetroNews on Sunday morning that there have already been reports of flooding but another system late Sunday could bring a ‘widespread flood event’ for the central and northern half of the state.

“We have a lot of high water reports, roads flooded all the way from Cabell County to Kanawha County,” Hart said. “A lot of the secondary roads we have received reports of being flooded. Even some high water rescues along some creeks and streams near the Teays Valley and Ona area.”

The rain began Saturday during the day for most parts of the I-64 corridor with a break until overnight Saturday into Sunday. Hart expects mid-afternoon Sunday to be the final system of heavy showers.

A Flood Warning is in effect until Monday morning for parts of Wayne, Cabell, Putnam, Lincoln, Kanawha, Mason, Jackson, Roane, Calhoun, and Clay.

According to Hart, many areas have already received 1 to 3 inches of rain by Sunday morning. He said by Monday morning, spots along the I-64 corridor and a little further north could total 2 to 4 inches of rain and up to 5 inches in isolated locations.

A Flood Watch remains in effect through tonight. Monitor the weather at, and be alert for possible Flood Warnings.

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and river stages at #kywx #vawx #ohwx #rain #flooding

— NWS Charleston, WV (@NWSCharlestonWV) February 28, 2021

The hardest parts in the state by the weekend rain were mainly the locations impacted by the ice storms of last week, Hart said. He anticipated additional trees down because of the already weakened ground.

“The ground is still relatively cold so it can’t hold as much water. All the snow has been melting over the last few weeks so that adds more water into the ground,” he said.

“Then you throw in a couple of inches of rain onto the already saturated soil and you can get flooding that occurs pretty fast.”

Hart forecasted a calm work week ahead for much of the state. 30s and 40s in higher elevations with temperatures in the 50s in lower elevations.

“Much of the upcoming week, into next weekend is looking nice for early March standards. We will have a mix of sun and clouds much of the time and a lot more sunshine than what we have seen the past several weeks,” he said.

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Lewis County company to lead first phase of Morgantown airport work

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A Lewis County construction and development company will lead the start of the runway extension project at the Morgantown Municipal Airport.

Doss Enterprises has been awarded the first phase of the project, which has been valued at $5.7 million. The total project includes a 1,000-foot extension of the runway and building the Interstate 68 Commerce Park, which will cost an estimated $50 million.

“As we are bringing that borrow site down and flattening it that will be creating the future I-68 Commerce Park,” airport director Jonathon Vrabel said.

Vrabel noted the Federal Aviation Administration awarded the airport with a $7 million grant, in which a $750,000 match is covered by federal coronavirus relief funds.

Business at the airport is down 60% because of the coronavirus pandemic, with Vrabel noting the biggest impact has been on corporate aviation.

“We’re starting to see an uptick at the end of this month now, and we’re hoping that continues going forward,” he said. “Hopefully, the economy will start rebounding. Seeing corporate aviation grow is an indicator the economy is improving.”

The airport also offers flights to Baltimore-Washington International Airport and Pittsburgh International Airport.

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Active COVID-19 cases continue downward trend in Sunday report

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Active COVID-19 cases in West Virginia continued to drop in Sunday’s report by the state Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR).

The DHHR report stated there are 7,258 active cases, down from 7,486 in Saturday’s report and the lowest total since November 8, 2020. Daily reduction in active cases has how stretched for six consecutive weeks.

There are currently 239 people hospitalized with COVID-19 statewide, including 65 patients in ICU.

No counties were red Saturday on the COVID-19 daily alert map and six were orange, the two highest levels indicating community spread of the virus.

275 new cases of the virus were reported Sunday with a daily positivity test rate of 2.50%.

The DHHR confirmed the deaths of a 76-year old male from Preston County, an 83-year old female from Clay County and a 31-year old female from Kanawha County.

Total COVID-19 deaths are now at 2,300.

The number of residents fully vaccinated now sits at 197,431 as of Sunday.

Cases per county: Barbour (1,221), Berkeley (9,683), Boone (1,579), Braxton (774), Brooke (2,011), Cabell (7,800), Calhoun (230), Clay (376), Doddridge (467), Fayette (2,661), Gilmer (712), Grant (1,068), Greenbrier (2,429), Hampshire (1,530), Hancock (2,595), Hardy (1,267), Harrison (4,835), Jackson (1,668), Jefferson (3,624), Kanawha (12,094), Lewis (1,036), Lincoln (1,224), Logan (2,699), Marion (3,669), Marshall (3,008), Mason (1,767), McDowell (1,350), Mercer (4,220), Mineral (2,583), Mingo (2,122), Monongalia (8,025), Monroe (946), Morgan (935), Nicholas (1,179), Ohio (3,636), Pendleton (619), Pleasants (800), Pocahontas (595), Preston (2,536), Putnam (4,213), Raleigh (4,696), Randolph (2,390), Ritchie (622), Roane (603), Summers (702), Taylor (1,087), Tucker (499), Tyler (617), Upshur (1,683), Wayne (2,616), Webster (321), Wetzel (1,086), Wirt (359), Wood (7,047), Wyoming (1,741).

DHHR reports as of February 28, 2021, there have been 2,177,707 total confirmatory laboratory results received for #COVID19, with 131,855 total cases and 2,300 total deaths.

— WV Department of Health & Human Resources • 😷 (@WV_DHHR) February 28, 2021

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With open government questions, Senate slows bill adjusting State Resiliency Office

Senators are considering a bill that could result in less public information about the State Resiliency Office, which was established to deal with the emergencies and disasters that occur all too often in West Virginia.

The office already has several exemptions to state open records laws and could have one more if Senate Bill 389 passes.

The bill was on course for passage in the Senate on Monday. But senators laid over the bill on Friday after concerns arose about the public’s access to information about the office. Whether it is changed or not, it could still pass the Senate this week.

Stephen Baldwin

“Since this bill was introduced, I’ve had concerns about transparency,” said Senate Minority Leader Stephen Baldwin, D-Greenbrier, who has made an emphasis of oversight to the state’s response to the devastating 2016 flood.

Because the Resiliency Office deals with emergencies and disasters that may sometimes correspond with state security issues, there are several exceptions to open records laws built into the code establishing it.

The law already exempts deliberations by the board that oversees the Resiliency Office from public disclosure. Also already exempt are materials, in any medium, including hard copy and electronic, placed in the custody of the board as a result of any of its duties.

And that also already includes “all records of the board, in the possession of the board, and generated by the board, due to their falling under several exceptions to public disclosure including, but not limited to, that for security or disaster recovery plans and risk assessments.”

The bill under consideration by the Senate could allow yet another exemption.

It strikes prior wording in the law that required meetings of the Resilience Office’s oversight board from being properly noticed. So meetings could take place without the public having much time to catch on.

Emergency responders say that is necessary, though, because action may need to be taken quickly.

Dean Meadows

“Because of the emergency focus and the fact meetings can be impromptu because of issues arising suddenly, we proposed this strike through,” said Dean Meadows, president of the West Virginia Emergency Council.

He added, “The West Virginia Emergency Management Council has no concerns with this bill.”

Eli Baumwell

ACLU West Virginia often follows proposed legislation affecting transparency for citizens. The organization had not been following this bill, though, said Eli Baumwell, policy director. “It’s definitely not something I like personally,” Baumwell said, “but we don’t have an organizational stand on this bill.”

Over the past few years, there have been some notable problems with the transparency of the Resiliency Office.

The Resiliency Office was created after the deadly June 2016 flood. At one point, while the public was aghast at how little of $150 million in federal relief had been spent, state officials couldn’t figure out who made the call to place the office within the Department of Commerce.

The office was supposed to provide detailed quarterly and annual reports to the Joint Legislative Committee on Flooding quarterly and annually. But at the height of controversy over flood relief, a Senate analyst testified that he did not believe any reports had come in. Both committee co-chairs, as well as committee attorneys and support staff said in interviews they had not seen the reports either.

Two days after that, the reports appeared, The Charleston Gazette-Mail reported.

The Resiliency Office had three meetings just to get started in 2017 and then in 2018 was told to disband further activities, according to reporting by West Virginia Public Broadcasting.

Legislation that passed last year reorganized West Virginia’s agencies that respond to emergencies, creating the Department of Homeland Security. The Resiliency Office moved to that newly-organized agency.

For five minutes last week, the Senate’s Government Organization Committee discussed the current bill that would tweak a few aspects of the Resiliency Office in the law that passed last year.

Chandler Swope

One main purpose of the new bill is to sew up a gap in the original law, Senator Chandler Swope, R-Mercer, said in the committee meeting.

As originally passed, the State Resiliency Officer was supposed to chair board meetings but was not actually in code as a member of the board. The State Resiliency Officer is Bobby Cales, who earlier worked for the state Adjutant General’s Office and focused on flood relief. This would close that gap in his duties.

“This is just a little bit of cleanup to make the organizational structure improve,” Swope said.

Once the committee passed the bill, it went straight to the Senate rather than being examined by a second committee. It slowed up on Friday when questions arose about transparency.

After speaking with Cales, Baldwin said he recognizes that the committee might sometimes need to discuss sensitive issues. He’s suggesting one change that might at least guarantee more bipartisan oversight.

“After multiple conversations with Director Cales, I understand that the board will be handling sensitive information which needs to remain secure — information on infrastructure, emergency planning, and more, for example, which does need to be confidential and kept from ‘bad actors’ who would seek to expose our weaknesses,” Baldwin said.

“We are pursuing a change to the bill, though, which would make the board non-partisan. Currently, it only has Republican legislators/appointees serving on it. A bipartisan amendment will be introduced to ensure the board is bipartisan. That will ensure a diversity of viewpoints on this vital state board and additional sets of eyes, ensuring the board is serving the public.”

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Lay member sees promise following first meeting of DWC’s Diocesan Pastoral Council

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gina Boggess, a parishioner at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Princeton says her deep faith and respect for Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston Bishop Mark Brennan drew her to the Diocesan Pastoral Council of lay members.

Boggess is a member of Beckley Vicariate on the council which met for the first time Feb. 19 and 20 at the Saint John XXIII Pastoral Center in Charleston.

The council was reestablished by Brennan earlier in the month with hopes of increasing laity and communication in the diocese following the fallout from the scandals of former Bishop Michael Bransfield.

“We are one body and it will take all of us working together,” Boggess told MetroNews.

“It was nice to connect with Bishop (Mark) Brennan but also meet the other members of the diocesan parish council. It was a nicely-planned weekend, a good balance of spiritual elements and administrative elements.”

The council consists of 18 elected lay members, three from six vicariates. Joining Boggess from Beckley was Darleen Whelan and Jim Copolo. Other members included Mac Bailes, Kim Enders, Susan Bossie-Maddox from Charleston; Jim Archer, Charlotte Vester-Velloso, Perri DeChristopher from Clarksburg; Paul Buede, Kathleen Brockett, Linda Abrahamian from Martinsburg; Denise Laurine-Klug, Linda Nedeff, Colleen Newhart from Parkersburg; and Kevin Britt, Jerod Buck, Denis Wilson from Wheeling.

Joining the 18 lay members are the Diocesan Bishop, the Vicar General, the Chancellor of the Diocese, the Vicar for Clergy, the Chair of the Presbyteral Council, the Delegate for Consecrated Life, and several appointed members.

Boggess said the weekend began with a spiritual element in a Stations of the Cross service for Lent. She said the group also held a prayer service and mass.

She said the administrative elements included orientation-type meetings and getting to know everyone. The lay members learned about the history of the diocese, the geographical layout of it and statistics when it comes to parishes, members and priests.

The group established committees, which were first put forth in a charter for the council. There is an executive committee that will meet on a conference call one month in advance to set a proposed agenda for approval of the bishop.

Standing committees include Lay Life and Ministry, Pastoral Concerns and Justice and Peace. There are also may be Special or Ad Hoc Committees.

The council, which was first established in 1968 and saw a lengthy absence under the leadership of Bransfield, had goals laid out by Brennan on Feb. 4.

– To assist the Bishop, through consultation and cooperation, in developing pastoral priorities, initiatives, and plans to fulfill the mission of Jesus Christ within the Diocese in the light of its existing social, economic, demographic, and cultural circumstances and resources;

– To act as an authentic and reflective voice of the people of God;

– To provide an honest and open forum of dialogue and communication regarding pastoral affairs among the Bishop, laity, religious, and clergy;

– To collaborate with the Presbyteral Council, Parish and Vicariate Pastoral Councils, Vicariate leadership, and Diocesan offices in furthering the mission of the Diocesan Church;

– To be a visible sign of the unity of the people of God in the Church at Wheeling-Charleston. Beginning in 1968, the council served a vital role in the life of the diocese and the spiritual formation of the faithful.

“It’s good for the people to have a voice and be listened to. I feel like our number one goal as a pastoral council is to give guidance and assistance to Bishop Brennan,” Boggess told MetroNews.

There was pressure to reform the church structure after a church investigation examined multiple credible allegations of sexual harassment of adults, as well as millions of dollars of financial improprieties, against Bransfield.

The former bishop, who held the role from 2005 to 2018, apologized in August in a short letter but that did not suffice for lay leaders. Bransfield was supposed to make public apologies as part of a “plan of amends” established in November 2019.

Boggess said she believes Brennan is the right person to lead the diocese in this moment. She called him transparent and approachable.

Mark Brennan

“He’s repairing a lot of trust and healing in a lot of ways. The people are ready to move forward and do great things in our parish,” she said.

Boggess said if Brennan did not want to heal the diocese, he would have shied away from the idea of bringing back the council. The starting blocks for the council were put together in August 2019 when Brennan was installed.

“It was first put forth by the bishop as a way for him to hear what the people of the diocese are thinking, what their concerns are. He hears that by his representatives listening and bringing that to him,” Boggess said.

She said it is an honor to be part of his solution for a healing process. Each parish held an election and chose two laypersons to form, with those elected from other parishes, a Vicariate (regions) Council. The Vicariate Council then elected three persons from its membership to serve on the Diocesan Pastoral Council making each member an elected member from among the faithful.

The group’s next meeting will remain in Charleston in mid-May.

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Arrest made in Charleston murder

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Police arrested a man Saturday and charged him with a murder that occurred in North Charleston Friday night.

Fahim Abdul-Majeed, 40, of South Charleston, was arrested following a traffic stop on MacCorkle Ave. in South Charleston, police said.

Lee Patrick Davis, 38, of Charleston, was found at approximately 11:30 Friday night in the 900 block of Woodward Drive. Police said Davis had suffered multiple gunshot wounds. He died at the scene.

Abdul-Majeed was arraigned on a first degree murder charge Saturday night.


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Justice places 50 counties under State of Preparedness

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice placed  50 of the state’s 55 counties under a State of Preparedness Saturday night with more rain expected in the Mountain State Sunday.

According to the governor’s office, the declaration “allows for the mobilization of resources to assist with preparation for any potential flooding or other storm-related damage.”

Justice also activated the State Emergency Operations Center and alerted state agencies to be ready for possible activation.

I have declared a State of Preparedness for 50 counties in advance of potential flooding that may affect West Virginia next week.

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— Governor Jim Justice (@WVGovernor) February 28, 2021

The National Weather Service had most counties under a flood watch or weather advisory Saturday night with 2 to 4 inches of additional rain possible Sunday. There were a number of low-lying areas across the state that were reporting high water Saturday night.

Multiple rounds of rain are expected to pass over the area this weekend, which could prompt 2 to 4 inches of rainfall, depending on location. Most of the rain will become runoff, causing a rise along small creeks, streams, and rivers late tonight through Sunday night.

— NWS Charleston, WV (@NWSCharlestonWV) February 27, 2021

The weather service is currently forecasting minor flooding Monday when the Guyandotte River exceeds its banks at Branchland in Lincoln County; the Coal River floods near Tornado in Kanawha County; the Tygart Valley River is expected to exceed flood stage at both Philippi and Belington in Barbour County and the Cheat River floods at both Parsons in Tucker County and Rowlesburg in Preston County.

The forecast could change depending on the amount of rain Sunday.

Justice did not include Wetzel, Marshall, Ohio, Brooke or Hancock counties in the State of Preparedness.

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Taylor’s 20 points lifts Herd over North Texas 73-72

By David Walsh

HUNTINGTON, W. Va.  – Andrew Taylor matched his season high with 20 points and Marshall held off a late North Texas charge to escape with a 73-72 Conference USA win Saturday afternoon in front of 1,228 fans at Cam Henderson Center.

Taevion Kinsey had 18 points and seven rebounds for the Thundering Herd (13-6, 7-5 C-USA).

Javion Hamlet had 28 points and made a 3-pointer with 40 seconds left to pull North Texas within one. The Mean Green, which had trailed by 14 points with 9:30 left, did get a shot to win it. However, Hamlet’s floater just before the buzzer didn’t go and the Herd’s Jannson Williams got the rebound as time


North Texas (13-7, 9-3) had its four-game win streak snapped. James Reese added 15 points. Thomas Bell had 13 points.

Hamlet hit six-of-seven from three-point range and netted 22 points in the second half.

Marshall played without senior guard Jarrod West, ending consecutive games played run at 123. David Early got the start and contributed 32 minutes. Goran Miladinovich got in for a career-high 22 minutes.

The win gives the Herd a weekend split.

“You looked at the stats sheet (from yesterday, and the (Zachary) Simmons kid was 7-for-10, and they were getting threes,” Herd coach Dan D’Antoni said. “Goran, and others have earned their starts. Andrew (Taylor) really played well. Mikel (Beyers) seems to be coming along. It is really giving us numbers. I decided to stop the post. Mikel is an adventure on the floor. You put the ball in Andy’s hands and let him go. Him and Taevion (Kinsey) work well together. David Early came in and contributed well as a freshman.”

Mean Green coach Grant McCasland said it was Marshall making the plays this day, unlike Friday night when the visitors had the upper hand.

”Give credit to Marshall,” McCasland said. “They came to play and were the tougher team. They did the small things We should have never been in that hole, but weren’t the tougher team.”

Taylor, sophomore guard, added five assists and career-best six steals. He made five-of-five from behind the arc, but converted just one-of-five free throws. Kinsey added a team-high seven rebounds.

Marshall scored 18 of the final 27 points in the first half to lead 35-33 at the break. The Herd opened the lead to 42-39 with 18:17 left and never trailed from that point, including surviving the North Texas rally.
The Herd used runs of 8-0 and 15-4 to take its largest lead at 14 (65-51) with just under 10 minutes left. The Mean Green countered with a 12-0 run to cut the margin to 65-63 win five minutes to play.

Down the stretch, Hamlet tallied nine of his points and Kinsey scored the final eight for the Herd.
Marshall is 1-2 when it holds teams to 79 or less points and 3-3 when it scored 79 or less points.

Marshall and the Mean Green were even in rebounds 31-31. North Texas won that stat by 14 Friday night.
Marshall will end the regular season next weekend at home against Charlotte. Game times are Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m.
D’Antoni  said the missing energy from Friday arrived Saturday. And the Herd’s numbers are getting better as numerous players see action and contribute.

“They have pride,” D’Antoni said “They got bullied (yesterday). They’re not going to get knocked like that and stay out. We did everything like normal, and we operate like human beings. We’re still standing, and we have to keep playing hard.

“The worst thing that could probably happen to a coach is to have too many options where mistakes could be made. I told the North Texas coach that Andrew (Taylor) is probably one of the best players here. He has had to piece himself together, like Jarrod (West), did for a few years. That was a hard-fought win. Overall, we came out with way better energy. If you can win the first five minutes, you can win the game.”

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West Virginia runs away from Kansas State, 65-43

(Bob Huggins postgame Zoom conference)

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — In a game that marked West Virginia’s lowest scoring contest this season, it was fitting a player who never scored — or tried to — made as much of an impact as anybody.

Mountaineer forward Gabe Osabuohien recorded seven rebounds, three assists, three steals and a pair of blocks, playing his role to perfection to spark a sluggish West Virginia team to a 65-43 victory at the Coliseum.

“He’s terrific, particularly when we switch defenses and we try to gap everything a little bit more,” WVU coach Bob Huggins said. “He stops penetration from all directions. He was terrific.”

Osabuohien, who never attempted a field goal or free throw, made the most of his 19 minutes to help the Mountaineers (17-6, 10-4) win their third straight and complete a regular season sweep of the Wildcats.

Yet the final score isn’t much of an indication how the first half played out, with 10th-ranked West Virginia shooting 33 percent (9-of-27) and committing 10 turnovers while sputtering its way to a 26-22 halftime lead.

“The first half was a miserable half for both teams,” Huggins said.

West Virginia’s point guard and leading scorer Miles “Deuce” McBride was replaced in the starting lineup by Jordan McCabe as a precaution to limit minutes with three more regular season games over the next week.

Huggins had said Friday, McBride “was a little banged up”, though he logged 23 minutes off the bench after checking in with 11:58 to play in the opening half.

“I didn’t know that I would be (starting) until shootaround today,” McCabe said. “Deuce is nursing some things on his end, but he seems to be on track. He probably could’ve started today, but going into this four-game stretch they wanted to be more safe than sorry.”

Sean McNeil scored a game-high 16 points in West Virginia’s win over Kansas State. Photo by Ben Queen

WVU held an early 11-4 advantage, but scored only 15 points over the final 13:24 of the half. Were it not for Kansas State struggling to the tune of 7-for-25 shooting and 11 turnovers, the Wildcats would’ve been ahead at the break.

“We did an OK job early on,” McCabe said, “but then we hit a wall and got stagnant.”

The Mountaineers built an 11-point lead early into the second half, scoring the first seven points on Sean McNeil’s jumper, Jalen Bridges’ conventional three-point play and Derek Culver’s layup.

Kansas State (7-19, 3-14) scored eight of the next 12 points and got to within 37-30 on a dunk by Kaosi Ezeagu with 12:35 remaining.

But McBride made his second and final field goal — a 3-pointer with 10:45 to play — to up the lead to 45-34 and start what became a 17-0 run.

McCabe scored all seven of his points during the spurt in what was easily WVU’s best stretch of the game.

“He got better and better as the game went on,” Huggins said. “He didn’t start out real well, but he started to feel more comfortable as the game went on. We have to get him to make some of those shots he had, but he’s really capable and helps spread the floor.”

McNeil had a game-high 16 points and made 4-of-9 from beyond the arc. Culver added 11 points, while Bridges had eight points, four rebounds, three blocks and one steal.

Over the last two games, Bridges has made 7-of-8 field goals without committing a turnover.

“Jalen is slowly becoming the player that he was last year for us in practice,” McNeil said. “He was one of the most aggressive guys for us, attacking the offensive and defensive glass, trying to tip dunk and playing above the rim going for rebounds. He’s going to be an unbelievable player and what he’s doing for us is really big and really special.”

Davion Bradford’s 11 points led the Wildcats, who finished 15-of-51 shooting. Kansas State made 3-of-19 triples and had 18 turnovers.

“This was one of the few really well-rounded defensive performances for us,” McNeil said. “Our matchup has been really good. We still have to make some tweaks and adjustments. Nothing is perfect, but our defense is slowly progressing.” 

Kansas State played without leading scorer Nijel Pack, who sat out with an eye infection. Pack averages 12.1 points and the Wildcats have lost all five game he has missed this season.

West Virginia made 15-of-17 free throws and returns to action Tuesday, facing Big 12 leader Baylor for the first time this season.

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West Liberty & Charleston earn top seeds for MEC Tournament

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The West Liberty and Charleston men and Charleston and Notre Dame women have secured the top seeds for the 2021 Mountain East Conference Basketball Tournaments. First round games are scheduled for campus sites on Monday. Quarterfinal play begins Thursday at WesBanco Arena in Wheeling.

On the men’s side, the Hilltoppers (13-3) enter the postseason as winners of their last nine games. West Liberty secured the North Division title with a win over Fairmont State on Wednesday.

MEC Men’s Basketball Tournament

First round games on campus sites (Monday at 7 p.m.):

No. 5S Davis & Elkins (4-10) at No. 4S Concord (8-6)

No. 5N Wheeling (5-11) at No. 4N Alderson Broaddus (6-10)

Quarterfinals (Friday):

No. 2S Glenville State (7-3) vs. No. 3N Notre Dame (8-8) – 11 a.m.

Davis & Elkins/Concord winner vs. No. 1N West Liberty (13-3) – 2 p.m.

Wheeling/Alderson Broaddus winner vs. No. 1S Charleston (12-2) – 5 p.m.

No. 3S WV State (9-5) vs. No. 2N Fairmont State (11-4) – 8 p.m.

Semifinals (Saturday):

Quarterfinal #3 winner vs. Quarterfinal # 4 winner – 5 p.m.

Quarterfinal #1 winner vs. Quarterfinal #2 winner – 8 p.m.

Championship (Sunday):

Semifinal winners – 4:30 p.m.


For the ladies, Charleston secured the South Division title with a win Saturday afternoon over West Virginia State.

MEC Women’s Basketball Tournament

First round games on campus sites (Monday at 7 p.m.):

No. 5S WV Wesleyan (5-10) at No. 4S Concord (8-7)

No. 5N Alderson Broaddus (6-10) at No. 4N Fairmont State (7-9)

Quarterfinals (Thursday):

No. 3N West Liberty (8-8) vs. No. 2S Glenville State (10-2) – 11 a.m.

WV Wesleyan/WV State winner vs. No. 1N Notre Dame (13-3) – 2 p.m.

Alderson Broaddus/Fairmont State vs. No. 1S Charleston (14-2) – 5 p.m.

No. 3S Concord (9-6) vs. No. 2N Wheeling (8-8) – 8 p.m.

Semifinals (Saturday):

Quarterfinal #3 winner vs. Quarterfinal # 4 winner – 11 a.m.

Quarterfinal #1 winner vs. Quarterfinal #2 winner – 2 p.m.

Championship (Sunday):

Semifinal winners – 1 p.m.

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