Basketball fans from across the region have made their way to Wheeling for the Mountain East Conference Tournament. On the first night of action, local fans made up the majority of the crowd.
Wednesday’s early games drew lighter audiences before Wheeling Jesuit University brought in its loyal fan base for the night cap. So far, the tournament’s move to the Ohio Valley from Charleston has received high praise.
“In all honesty, I think we deserve to have it better than the city that had it down there before us because I don’t think they supported it as much,” said Steve Muenze, a diehard West Liberty fan.
Abby St. John brought her son to the tournament for his birthday. “When there’s something to do, we always come,” she said.
The MEC Tournament continues through Sunday. For tickets, you can go to the WesBanco Arena box office or visit the WesBanco Arena website.