Mountain East Conference: Lady Cards of WJU win women's title

Wheeling Jesuit hoisted the title trophy of the MEC Women's Tournament on Sunday.

It was certainly in the Cards Sunday during the title game of the Mountain East Conference Women's Tournament at the Charleston Civic Center Coliseum.

As in the Lady Cardinals of Wheeling Jesuit University.

Debbie Buff's crew knocked off Northern Panhandle rival West Liberty, 70-66, to win its first MEC Tournament crown.

Wheeling moved to 26-5 with the win and captured the automatic bid to the NCAA Division II Atlantic Regional Tournament.

Despite the loss, West Liberty also will be moving on to the Atlantic Regional at Virginia Union.

West Liberty, the regular season champs of the MEC, are 27-4 heading to the next phase of the postseason.

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