UVa-Wise tops Milligan

from staff reports

   WISE, Va. -- Riding strong performances from Tony McDonald and Zack Moore, UVa-Wise overcame an 11-point halftime deficit to defeat Milligan 70-66 in AAC basketball action from Tuesday night.
   McDonald totaled 17 points and seven rebounds while Moore amassed 16 points and 11 boards for the Cavaliers. Bobby Hedrick added 13 points and Jeremy Houseright 10 to the winning effort.
   The Buffaloes, who led 43-32 at the break, were led by Craig Emmert with 20 points and 14 rebounds. Jonathon Harris also had a productive night, totaling 18 points, nine rebounds and six assists.
   Michael Morrell chipped in 13 points, including three 3-pointers, for Milligan.
   Lady Cavaliers 61
   Lady Buffaloes 46
   Milligan only trailed by a bucket (26-24) at the half, but watched the Lady Cavaliers take control following the break.
   Melissa Barnes, with 20 points and 10 rebounds, showed the way for UVa-Wise, which got 12 points from Suzie Burns and 10 points from Caroline Baca.
   Joy Clark had 12 points and six boards for the Lady Buffs, with Ginny White collecting 11 points, three 3-pointers, six boards and four assists.
   Milligan's Kari Stout also tallied 11.