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Wimbush leads FSU past State
If there's one thing Fairmont State's men's basketball team has learned this season it's that no game in the Mountain East Conference is easy.
Thursday evening visiting FSU started out hitting on all cylinders as it raced to a seemingly commanding 24-point lead over West Virginia State late in the first half at Fleming Hall.
State rallies late to edge Lady Falcons
West Virginia State rallied from a six-point deficit in the game’s final 34 seconds to nip visiting Fairmont State, 63-62, in a battle for third place in the Mountain East Conference standings here Thursday night at Fleming Hall.
Trailing 62-56 State reeled off seven unanswered points, including a follow-up basket by 6-1 senior forward Asia Greenleaf off a missed layup by Lexy Carson with four seconds remaining which proved to be the game-winner.
FSU looks to rebound against Yellow Jackets
Coach Jerrod Calhoun had seen enough.
With 25 seconds still on the game clock and his Fairmont State University Falcons trailing the University of Charleston by double digits Saturday afternoon at Joe Retton Arena, the coach took off down the court. He shook hands with the opposing coach, and then with time still winding down on the scoreboard, he made a bee-line for the locker room, disgusted.
Team bonding teaches life lessons for FSU
Athletes sometimes spend more time with their team than with their own families. For a college athlete, that statement rings true. But for Fairmont State men’s basketball team, the team is their family.
Charleston manhandles FSU in 79-66 romp: PHOTOS
Fresh off of a thrilling overtime road win Thursday over one of the two teams tied for second place in the Mountain East Conference standings, fifth-place Fairmont State had a chance to make a statement Saturday at home at the Joe Retton Arena against the other.
The University of Charleston, however, had other plans and did most of the talking here yesterday, silencing the Falcons to the tune of 79-66.
COLUMN: FSU still ‘one year away’
With just over a minute to go in an eventual 79-66 loss to the University of Charleston, the life in Joe Retton Arena was almost non-existent.
Not long afterward, the life in the locker room of Fairmont State’s men’s basketball team matched the empty court just a hallway away.
Lady Falcons throttle UC for fourth straight win: PHOTOS
Never let it be said that Hailey Garrett isn't a team player.
With her Fairmont State squad holding a 14-point lead over the University of Charleston Saturday afternoon at the Joe Retton Arena, 8:55 remaining and FSU standout point guard Makenzie White headed to the bench with her fifth foul on a controversial charging call near mid-court, Garrett was asked by veteran coach Steve McDonald to fill a role she's not normally accustomed to but handled without a hitch.
Falcons host Charleston in the first of four pivotal MEC games
There comes a point in every season when a team reaches a critical juncture.
Win a handful of games and the team can ride the momentum all the way into the post-season. Lose and they’ll wind up watching the playoffs from home.
Falcons rally past Rams in OT, 90-85
Fairmont State rallied from a 16-point second-half deficit here Thursday evening and stunned second-place Shepherd University, 90-85, in overtime at the Butcher Athletic Center.
The Falcons overcame a lackluster performance in the opening half which saw them trail the Rams by 14 at the break and a plethora of foul trouble to get the victory.
Garrett, White lead Lady Falcons past Shepherd
Hailey Garrett and Makenzie White caught fire early and helped lead Fairmont State to its third straight win here Thursday night at the Butcher Athletic Center — a 91-78 romp over Shepherd University.
Garrett, FSU’s junior center, scored all 18 of her points in the opening half to help the Lady Falcons build a 47-26 lead by halftime.
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