Wilson has historic performance in Rams 92-73 win - Beckley, Bluefield & Lewisburg News, Weather, Sports

Wilson has historic performance in Rams 92-73 win

Posted: Updated:
BLUEFIELD, Va. -

Sophomore guard Andrew Wilson missed setting NAIA history by two steals in the Rams 92-73 victory over West Virginia Tech in the final game of the Ramey Car Classic at the Dome Gymnasium on Saturday afternoon.


The sophomore from Cucamonga, Calif., scored 10 points, provided 15 assists and completed his first career-triple-double with 12 steals -- tying Matt Lynch, Graceland (Iowa) for the second most all-time steals in NAIA Division I Men's Basketball history. Duane Glenn if Pittsburgh-Bradford set the all-time mark of 13 Jan. 20, 1993 against Daemen (N.Y.). 

Senior Byron Carpenter scored a game-high 28 points on 10-of-13 shooting while junior Kearsten Marion recorded his sixth 20 point game of the season with his 26 points on 10-of-17 shooting including 6-of-9 shooting from 3-point land. Sophomore forward Deante Hallums rounded out the starters in double-figures with 16 points and just missed his second career double-double against the Golden Bears with a game-high nine rebounds. 

Hallums made headlines against WV Tech in the team's first contest of the season on Nov. 20 when he scored a career-high 23 points on 11-of-11 shooting and pulled down a career-high 14 rebounds. 

Bluefield held a 15 point (44-29) advantage at the break then scored 48 points in the second half to secure the 19 point victory ensuring the season sweep of the Golden Bears. 

The Rams return to action next Saturday when they travel to Lynchburg, Va. to take part in the 1st Annual VUL/Centra Hill City Classic against Virginia University of Lynchburg with a 6 p.m. tip. The Rams fell, 80-74, in the season opener against the Dragons on Nov. 3 at the Dome.
  • Fans welcome Saints as they touchdown in West Virginia

    Fans welcome Saints as they touchdown in West Virginia

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:11 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:11:44 GMT
    Many in Greenbrier County came out Wednesday to welcome the New Orleans Saints to West Virginia.
    Many in Greenbrier County came out Wednesday to welcome the New Orleans Saints to West Virginia.
  • A look at the New Orleans Saints Training facility at the Greenbrier

    A look at the New Orleans Saints Training facility at the Greenbrier

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:41 PM EDT2014-07-23 03:41:31 GMT
    The beautiful West Virginia backdrop sets the scene for the 2014 New Orleans Saints training camp. The facility is up, the lines are are the field and the resort is now just putting on the finishing touches."It's a beautiful facility, and I know the Saints are really excited and we're out of our minds to have them and to have them in West Virginia," said Greenbrier resort owner Jim Justice.The 55,000 square foot building has meeting rooms, training and physical therapy accommodations with ice...
    The beautiful West Virginia backdrop sets the scene for the 2014 New Orleans Saints training camp. The facility is up, the lines are are the field and the resort is now just putting on the finishing touches."It's a beautiful facility, and I know the Saints are really excited and we're out of our minds to have them and to have them in West Virginia," said Greenbrier resort owner Jim Justice.The 55,000 square foot building has meeting rooms, training and physical therapy accommodations with ice...
  • Princeton Rays help out at Grant's to support local food pantry

    Princeton Rays help out at Grant's to support local food pantry

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:45:37 GMT
    Friday the Princeton Rays took some time away from the diamond to help out in their community and meet some fans."We're having a great time here at Grant's, we're having a food drive, accepting donations for charity," said pitcher Greg Maisto.From bagging groceries and collecting canned food items to helping customers and meeting their fans the players stayed busy. But for them, it was a way to give back."It's great," catcher Blake Grant-Parks added, "it's always great to meet the people that...
    Friday the Princeton Rays took some time away from the diamond to help out in their community and meet some fans."We're having a great time here at Grant's, we're having a food drive, accepting donations for charity," said pitcher Greg Maisto.From bagging groceries and collecting canned food items to helping customers and meeting their fans the players stayed busy. But for them, it was a way to give back."It's great," catcher Blake Grant-Parks added, "it's always great to meet the people that...