BRIEFS

Big Red Boosters meet Monday

STEUBENVILLE — The Big Red Boosters Club will meet on Monday at 6 p.m. at the Harding Stadium Field House. All are welcome. Memberships available. Championship rings fund sponsorships and donations accepted.

5k coming in March

The 18th annual Arnold 5K will be on March 4th during the 30th Arnold Sports Festival. The Arnold 5K Pump and Run (billed as the largest pump and run in the country) registration is closed as the event limit of 1,000 participants was reached in four days. For more information on the Arnold 5K contact Matt McGowan, www.runohio.com, runohio@ee.net or call (740) 587-0376.

RMU tops Fairleigh Dickinson

TEANECK, N.J. — Dachone Burke scored 25 points and Leondre Washington scored 14 points and Robert Morris held off Fairleigh Dickinson 81-75 on Saturday.

Jahlil Jenkins made a layup with 3:55 left and Fairleigh Dickson trailed 71-70. Matty McConnell made 1 of 2 free throws before Kaleb Bishop tied it at 72.

Burke made two free throws with 2:24 left to give Robert Morris (11-8, 5-1 Northeast Conference) the lead for good. Jenkins made a free throw and Burke’s dunk made it 76-73. Washington made 3 of 4 from the foul line to protect the win.

After Jenkins’ layup, Fairleigh Dickinson (5-12, 2-4) missed all three of its shot attempts, missed 3 of 8 from the free throw line and committed two turnovers.

The Colonials only fared a little better as Burke’s dunk was the team’s only field goal in the last four minutes as they missed two shots and two free throws and had two turnovers. McConnell added 11 points.

Mike Holloway Jr., scored 24 points with 13 rebounds, Noah Morgan and Jenkins each scored 12 and Elyjah Williams scored 10 for the Knights.

TCU women top No. 15 WVU

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Amy Okonkwo scored 16 points, including the game-winning 3-pointer with 3.4 seconds left in overtime, and TCU defeated its second straight ranked team, taking down No. 15 West Virginia 76-74 on Saturday.

Okonkwo, who made a layup with 3.2 seconds left in regulation to force overtime, and Jordan Moore had double-doubles for the Horned Frogs (12-5, 3-3 Big 12), who beat No. 7 Texas on Wednesday. Okonkwo had 12 rebounds, Moore had 17 points and 11 boards and Toree Thompson had 14 points. It is the first time since November of 2004 TCU has beaten ranked teams back-to-back.

The teams were a combined 5-of-13 shooting with seven turnovers in overtime.

The Mountaineers (15-3, 3-3), who won the first meeting in Fort Worth 87-82, took the lead on a jumper by Chania Ray with 1:09 to play. After several empty possessions, the last a TCU miss with less than 10 seconds to play, West Virginia had the ball but Lauren Heard tied up Kristina King and the Frogs got the ball. That set up Okonkwo’s shot from the top of the key. West Virginia still had time and rushed the ball up court but Katrina Pardee’s 3 from the right wing spun out.

West Virginia led virtually the whole game, and was up 18 early in the second half. TCU crept back and then a 10-0 run pulled the Frogs into a tie at 64-all with less than a minute to go in regulation.

Naomi Davenport and Ray had 17 points each for the Mountaineers, Teana Muldrow had 16 and Kristina King had 12 with 10 rebounds.

The biggest lead for the Frogs, who had never won in Morgantown, was when they scored the first three points in overtime.

From staff and wire reports

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