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Golden Bear men, women take down Brescia

Jan. 2—WVU Tech basketball got 2024 off to a successful start.

The men's and women's teams swept Brescia Tuesday afternoon at the Summersville Arena.

The women got it started with a 53-39 win. It was the Golden Bears' first game in over two weeks, a 70-62 victory over Webber International.

Both teams struggled offensively, but Tech (4-9, 1-2 River States Conference) won the rebounding battle 50-38 behind the efforts of Alva Hedrich and Breeana Grigsby.

Hedrich had 15 rebounds, 11 points and seven assists, and Grigsby finished with 13 boards and 10 points.

Also scoring in double figures for Tech were Alexis Sexton (13 points) and Marquesia Heidt (12).

Paige Vanzant led Brescia (4-8, 0-4) with 12 points and six of her team's 13 steals.

The Tech men followed with an 89-72 victory. They pushed their winning streak to six games.

The Golden Bears (10-3, 3-1) shot 33 of 57 (57.9 percent) from the floor, including 14 of 30 (46.7 percent) on 3-pointers. Liam Craven (5 of 7) and Cam Danser (4 of 6) came off the bench to lead the 3-point barrage and finish with 15 points each.

Danser did his damage in just 11 minutes.

Tech had 27 assists on its 33 made field goals.

Ashton Parker had 17 points, nine rebounds and six assists. Thomas Hailey scored 18 points and had six assists. Braden Chapman followed with 12 points and nine assists.

Cole Chapman had nine rebounds.

Brescia (3-6, 1-3) also shot well, hitting 32 of 67 (47.8 percent) from the floor. Tech had the advantage at the foul line, hitting 9 of 12 to the Bearcats' 1 of 7.

Brescia was led by Taeron Hogg's game-high 23 points. Cory Gardner had 16 points, five assists and four steals. Anthony Lopez added 10 points.

Both Tech teams will begin four-game road streaks Saturday at Oakland City. The women will play at 1 p.m., followed by the men at 3 p.m.