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Lady Bobcats win second straight with 76-64 victory over visiting Davis & Elkins

BUCKHANNON — The West Virginia Wesleyan women’s basketball team picked up its first home court victory and second consecutive win by beating Davis and Elkins College 76-64, Saturday, while the Rockefeller Center celebrated Girl Scout Day.

Except for the second quarter where the Senators outscored the Lady Bobcats 20-16, Wesleyan had a consistent approach throughout the game where five-in and five-out substitutions helped to maintain aggressive energy levels. Five Lady Bobcats scored in double digits and rebounding dominance continued with a 34-20 advantage on the boards. Wesleyan is second only to Wheeling University in the Mountain East Conference team defense category. Wesleyan also holds the top spot in combined opponent rebounds, allowing only 28.9 rebounds per game; its rebounding margin of 7.1 leads the conference.

Desiree Roy is a major factor in the Lady Bobcats’ defensive success and she continued to dominate the boards with another double-double performance, scoring 12 points and yanking down 12 rebounds, eight of them offensive. Roy is sixth in the MEC in rebounds with an 8.7 average.

The Lady Bobcats’ Emma Witt led all scorers with 17 points, going 6-of-15 from the field and a perfect 5-of-5 from the free throw line. Sydney Baird struggled from beyond three by making 2-of-9 but she still posted the game’s second highest point total with 15. Courtney Wilfong grabbed seven rebounds and added 13 points. Shelby Genes had 11 points.

For the Senators, Alexis Smith scored 15 points and Madison Butler had 12 points and five rebounds

Wesleyan welcomes the Notre Dame College Falcons to the Rockefeller Center on Wednesday, Jan. 31 for a 5:30 p.m. tip.

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