SPORTS BRIEFING

Gilmour won’t get title

DAYTON — Top-ranked Gates Mills Gilmour Academy won’t get a chance to defend its Division III state volleyball title.

The Lancers dropped a 25-20, 25-18, 4-25, 25-12 decision to No. 16 Casstown Miami East in a state semifinal match Friday night at Wright State University’s Nutter Center.

Miami East (24-5) will play No. 4 Zoarville Tuscarawas Valley (27-1) for the state title at 5 p.m. today.

Tuscawaras Valley advanced with a 19-25, 25-23, 26-24, 25-22 win over No. 6 Marengo Highland in the other state semifinal Friday.

Gilmour, which defeated Crestview in the regional semifinals, ends its season with a 23-5 record.

YSU falls in opener

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown State women’s basketball team fell in its season opener to American 77-64 at the Beeghly Center on Friday.

Sophomore Melinda Trimmer, a West Branch graduate, recorded two points and one rebound in seven minutes off the bench.

The Penguins will play at Pitt at 11 a.m. Monday.

WVU wins opener

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Nathan Adrian scored 13 points to lead No. 20 West Virginia to an 87-59 win over Mount St. Mary’s on Friday night.

West Virginia cruised to its fourth straight season-opening victory and fifth win in the series against Mount St. Mary’s.

Freshman Sagaba Konate finished with 11 points and six rebounds during his 12 minutes on the court for West Virginia.

West Virginia lead by as many as 21 points and never looked back as coach Bob Huggins showed off his team’s depth by giving at least 10 minutes of playing time to 11 players.

Greg Alexander led Mount St. Mary’s with 15 points.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.

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