SOUTH EUCLID, OHIO – The University of Charleston men’s basketball team drained 14 three-pointers and scored 95 points to defeat the Falcons of Notre Dame College, 95-63. Both marks are season highs for the Golden Eagles and with the victory, UC runs its winning streak to four games. Charleston, which finished the contest 14-of-19 from three-point range, also out-rebounded the Falcons by 14, in a 43-29 edge.
Former Tug Valley all-staters Austin Brewer and Mikey Newsome contributed to the win. Brewer had six points, seven rebounds and three assists in the game, while Newsome eight points.
UC was led by senior Xavier Humphrey, who scored a game-high 24 points, including six three pointers, added four assists and four rebounds. Denzel Douglas topped his career high in points with 16, while grabbing six rebounds and dishing five assists. Aleksander Kesic continued to be a presence on the floor, contributing 17 points and nine rebounds for the Golden Eagles.
Charleston men’s basketball team rolled to its third consecutive win on Saturday, beating the Blue Knights of Urbana University, 76-61, at the Grimes Center in Urbana, Ohio.
In this game Newsome hit a 3-pointer and Brewer dished out three assists and scored two points in limited action.
The Golden Eagles were paced by Aleksander Kesic, who finished with 18 points and eight rebounds, and Tino diTrapano, who finished the contest with 17 points. Other big contributors for UC were Xavier Humphrey, who had a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds, and Fred Simpson, who added 12 points and six rebounds.
Charleston moves to 9-4 on the season and 6-3 in MEC play, sitting in fourth place, and will host UVA-Wise, at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18, at Eddie King Gym.