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Concord basketball readies for final stretch of regular season

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ATHENS, W.Va. (WVVA) - Both Concord men's and women's basketball will finish out the regular season with week with a pair of games -- one at home, and one on the road.

Until their meeting with the nationally-ranked Golden Eagles on Saturday, Todd May and the men had three-straight games. They still finished a tough eight-day stretch with a 3-1 record.

May admitted, however, that his team looked worn out by Saturday's second half. But, with just two games left to go until the MEC tournament, May believes his guys might be the lucky ones.

"There are some teams that this week will have to play four games in less than a week with their make-up schedules," he said. "We're pretty fortunate, like I said ours just happened to be last week. Like I said, yeah we were a little bit tired there down the stretch, but Charleston's really, really good and they had a lot to do with that."

For the women, after a win over No. 5 Charleston on Saturday, Kenny Osborne wondered if he'd be able to keep the team on track in practice Monday. But today, he came with no issues to report.

"I think they were pretty focused now that [Tesla]'s had the baby -- we can really focus on Wesleyan," he said. "We'll have to get into them a little bit more. But, it's a big game because what that does is, if we get one more win, we don't have to do the play-in. We automatically get to go to Wheeling. Hopefully we'll get us our fourth win in a row and our second road win."

The Concord women will be without assistant coach, Tesla Southcott, for the next few weeks after the birth of her daughter, Taytum.

A doubleheader with West Virginia Wesleyan is up next beginning at 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

Nick Dugan

Sports Director

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