Tag Archives: Women’s Basketball

Lady Toppers get set for MEC/PSAC Challenge

By Kendrick Jackson, Advertising Manager
 
WLU women’s basketball team opens up the season today in South Euclid, Ohio for the Mountain East Conference (MEC) and Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) crossover. 

Lady Toppers prepare to hit the hardwood for new season

By Kendrick Jackson, Advertising Manager
 
The Lady Hilltoppers will see a notable change to its bench this upcoming season as Hall of Fame coach, Lynn Ullom, decided to step down as head coach after 26 seasons. However, with four returning starters and a stellar recruiting class, newly hired head coach, Kyle Cooper, is ready to preserve the program’s success.

WLU basketball hits the road for MEC tournament 

By Chad Richards, Contributing Writer

This last weekend saw the regular seasons of West Liberty’s men’s and women’s basketball teams end in a heartbreak to rivals Wheeling Jesuit. One was at the hands of a buzzer-beating layup, and the other was a triple-overtime thriller at the free-throw line.
 
While this certainly isn’t the way the Toppers wanted to see their regular season end, the season is far from over for either of them as they both move on to post-season play in the Mountain East Conference (MEC) Tournament and beyond.

Lady Toppers prepare for two games in three days

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer

After a tough home loss against Fairmont State on Saturday, Coach Lynn Ullom and the Lady Hilltoppers (7-15, 6-10 MEC) are hitting the road for two games in a three-day span, beginning with today’s matchup in Athens, W.Va. against Concord University (5-16, 3-13 MEC). 

British basketball senior considers America home

By Daniel Morgan, Editor

Lady Hilltoppers shooting guard Bethany “Beth” Dalton is enjoying her second year at West Liberty with her team. She enjoys the sport, especially with her current teammates, but it took her a while to find her niche in America as she’s jumped across the pond from her hometown of Gosport, England more than once.

Lady Toppers prepare to take on Fairmont State

 By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer
 
After winning three of the last five games, Coach Lynn Ullom and the Lady Hilltoppers (7-13, 6-8 MEC) are hoping to finish their season on a high note, beginning with Saturday’s matchup against the Fairmont State Lady Fighting Falcons (12-8, 9-5 MEC). 

Hilltoppers face Golden Eagles tonight in Charleston

By Trent Nicholson, Contributing Writer and Josh Smith, Contributing Writer

West Liberty University’s men’s and women’s basketball teams face off against the University of Charleston Golden Eagles tonight in Charleston, W.Va. The women play at 5:30 p.m. and the men play at 7:30 p.m.

Lady Toppers and Hilltoppers hope to continue wins against Fairmont

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer 

The WLU Lady Hilltoppers (1-4, 1-1 MEC) have struggled in the beginning games of the season, but they hope their luck turns around this Sunday also against the Fairmont State Lady Fighting Falcons (3-2, 1-1 MEC). 

The WLU Hilltoppers (6-0, 2-0 MEC) continue to impress as they remain undefeated through their first six games, but the Toppers will have their first major test as they face MEC rival Fairmont State (5-0, 2-0 MEC). The men’s game will be broadcasted nationally as well on TV on the Root Sports channel!

Men’s and Women’s hoops set to take on Notre Dame College 

By Trent Nicholson, Contributing Writer 
 
The West Liberty men’s basketball team hosts Mountain East Conference rival Notre Dame College on Saturday in the ASRC. Tip-off is set for 4 p.m.
 
The Hilltoppers (2-0) come in to this game coming off two dominant wins in the MEC Tournament challenge against Cheyney University and West Chester University. On Wednesday, they played Davis and Elkins University in non-tournament play. Saturday’s game will be West Liberty’s first conference game of the year. 

Basketball teams eager to start their seasons 

By Chad Richards, Contributing Writer  
 
With an enrollment of around 2,000 and a location in the northern panhandle, it’s no surprise that not many people have heard of West Liberty that aren’t from the area. But to NCAA Division 2 basketball programs, it’s a name all too familiar as it has consistently produced some of the best men’s and women’s basketball teams in the country. As November rolls around, that means it’s time to start what should be another historic season for these top-tier D2 programs.