SPORTS BRIEFING

Minerva shines vs. Eagles

MINERVA — The Minerva boys and girls swept United at the Minerva Bowl on Tuesday.

The Minerva boys won, 2,452 to 2,289, while the Lion girls won 2,411 to 1,737.

High games for the Eagls were Shawn Hawkins (216), Lloyd Grate (204), Samantha May (155)) and Sara Syppko (154).

High series for United were Shawn Hawkins (407), Lloyd Grate (393), Sara Syppko (295) and Samantha May (278).

United will host Alliance next Tuesday at Forest Lanes.

Walker leads Kent State

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Jaylin Walker scored 21 points and broke a 3-point record, Philip Whittington had 10 points and 10 rebounds and Kent State pulled away early in the second half to beat Ohio 66-52 on Tuesday night.

Walker hit three 3-pointers to become the leading 3-point shooter in Kent State history with 248 makes.

Kent State (13-4, 2-2 Mid-American Conference) bounced back from a 95-61 rout at Eastern Michigan in its last outing. Ohio (9-7, 1-3) has lost three of its last four.

The Golden Flashes used a 9-0 surge over a five-minute stretch to take a 50-41 lead. Jason Carter’s layup with 3:48 left pulled Ohio to 54-48 but they didn’t get closer.

Jalen Avery added 15 points and Antonio Williams 10 for Kent State.

Carter had 11 points, 13 rebounds and four assists to lead the Bobcats, who missed 16 3-pointers and shot just 32 percent (20 of 63). Teyvion Kirk chipped in with 11 points and Antonio Cowart Jr. had 10.

WVU falls to 0-5 in Big 12

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Desmond Bane scored 26 points to lead six TCU players in double figures as the Horned Frogs beat West Virginia 98-67 on Tuesday night, sending the Mountaineers to their first 0-5 conference record in 23 years.

TCU (13-3, 2-2 Big 12) got off a slow start shooting, missing seven of its first eight shots, before runs of 13-0 and 11-0 in the first half on way to a 20-point halftime lead.

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