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Sports briefs -- Sunday, September 13, 1998

Replacement named

From Staff, Wire Reports

MORGANTOWN -- West Virginia University men's basketball coach Gale Catlett announced a replacement for assistant coach Mel Hankinson. And he didn't have to go far to find him.

Lanny Van Eman, a member of Catlett's first WVU staff, will rejoin the program after a 19-year absence from Morgantown.

During that time, Van Eman served as an assistant with the Dallas Mavericks and Boston Celtics of the NBA, and at the college level with Oregon State and Arizona State.

"(Lanny) is a great fit for this position because of his vast experience in basketball as well as his extensive contacts in fertile recruiting areas," Catlett said.

As an assistant, Van Eman will also be required to handle recruiting duties.

Girls soccer

PHILIPPI -- The Philip Barbour girls soccer team improved to 5-2 with a 3-1 victory over Pocahontas County on Saturday.

Beth Ambrose and Alisha Witt scored to give the Colts a 2-0 first-quarter lead, before Amy Stout added a goal in the 17th minute of the second quarter.

Philip Barbour outshot the Warriors 17-5 for the game, and had a shutout until Chrissy Keller scored in the fourth quarter.

Prep volleyball

Emmanuel Christian dropped two of three games against New Life Christian in girls volleyball Friday evening at North View Elementary.

After losing the first game 15-5, Emmanuel Christian bounced back and won the second 15-9, only to lose the last 2-15.

Jennifer O'Neal led Emmanuel Christian with 11 points. Ileana Martinez was its top setter with 17 while Lori Mitchell was high passer with 19 completed.

College volleyball

Glenville State improved to 6-2 on the year by defeating West Virginia Tech 15-0, 15-2, 9-15, 15-7 and Salem-Teikyo University 15-6, 15-5, 15-7.

Cheryl Stout led the Pioneers with 21 points, while teammate Crystal Affolter added 24 points.

Earlier in the match, Salem-Teikyo topped the Bears 16-14, 15-8, 15-6.

Tiffany Rosenbery had 10 kills and Megan Fuller eight as the Tigers improved to 2-2.

Glenville State returns to action on Tuesday when it entertains College of West Virginia.