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Concord preparing for crucial contest with Davis & Elkins

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ATHENS, W.Va. (WVVA) - Concord women's basketball is hitting its stride late in the regular season.

Saturday's eleven point victory over West Liberty was the Lady Lions third straight and fifth in the last six games.

Senior Madison May poured in a career-high 38 points on the afternoon, with 30 of those coming in the second half. Head coach Kenny Osborne said that it is May's relentless effort that has, and will drive this team deep into the postseason.

"Madison [May] is a competitor," he said. "I don't care if we're playing basketball, checkers -- whatever. She is a competitor and she brings that competitiveness to our team. She is one of our leaders and everyone looks to her to make plays and the last two minutes of West Liberty she made a ton of plays."

As for the men, each of the past few weeks has been critical to securing a spot in the postseason. Tomorrow's contest between 10th place Concord and 11th place Davis & Elkins will be no different.

The players know just how much a win would help to solidify their position in the MEC Tournament -- and they are preparing as such.

"Our Monday's have been really, really good recently with guys getting off to a good start," head coach Todd May said. "Like I said, we do weights and we do skill. But, guys come in on that Monday, reset the week. They've had good attitudes and good work ethic and if that continues we'll be OK down the stretch here."

The women will face a 7-17 Senators squad at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The men will follow at 7:30.

Nick Dugan

Sports Director

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