SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio. – The West Virginia Wesleyan (2-14, 1-13) women’s basketball team’s shooting woes saw the Notre Dame Falcons (9-11, 8-7) erase a fourth-quarter deficit on Wednesday inside Murphy Gymnasium. The Falcons ended the game on a 9-0 run leading to an eventual 48-41 win.
Leaders for WVWC
Symphonie Bryant-Brown led the Lady Bobcats in scoring with 11 points shooting 3-for-4 from behind the arc. Courtney Wilfong added 10 points, while Malaika Kimmons hauled in 10 rebounds.
Leaders For Notre Dame (Ohio)
Alana Ellis had a game-high 14 points on 5-for-11 shooting. Tamia Ridley had a double-double scoring 12 points and bringing down 19 rebounds.
Inside the First Half
The Lady Bobcats got off to a blistering start going on an 8-0 run before NDC hit their first basket with 5:53 left in the first quarter. At the 4:21 mark, NDC trimmed the lead to one, making it an 8-7 game. Wilfong and Kimmons scored the next two baskets to give WVWC a five-point lead. After one quarter, the Orange & Black led 12-9.
Daveona Hatchell opened the second quarter with a layup off a Bryant-Brown assist. Bryant-Brown sunk a triple from the top of the key on the following possession to make the score 17-9. The Falcons went on a 5-0 before Wilfong drilled a triple of her own with 5:12 left in the half. Kamryn Willamson grabbed the rebound off the Cierra Tolbert missed jumper and put back the layup for her sixth point of the half. Williamson’s six points led the Lady Bobcats at the intermission, with the game knotted up at 23 apiece.
Inside the Second Half
NDC took a 27-24 lead with 6:52 left in the third quarter. Wilfong and Bryant-Brown drained back-to-back threes to retake the lead. Electra Allembert made an easy bucket under the basket on the following possession to give WVWC a 32-27 lead. NDC ended the third quarter on a 6-2 run, giving the ‘Cats a 34-33 lead. WVWC scored just seven points in the final quarter, with NDC holding them scoreless the final 5:34.
WVWC is back home for a Saturday matinee against Alderson Broaddus.