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MEC women’s basketball notebook

Notre Dame 78, West Virginia Wesleyan 62
 — Notre Dame handled West Virginia Wesleyan, 78-62, on Saturday afternoon at Murphy Gymnasium.

The Falcons (8-6, 5-3) held West Virginia Wesleyan (3-7, 3-5) to just 36 percent shooting from the field in the win. Kyleigh Ramlow paced NDC with 20 points, while Katie Karalic scored 16 and had five assists. Jessie Stout was 6-for-6 from the field for her 12 points.

Nicole Gilyard had a double-double (15 points, 12 rebounds) for the Bobcats. Alexa Szelong chipped in 13 points.

Charleston 87, West Liberty 84
— The University of Charleston remained unbeaten and atop the MEC standings after rallying from a 25-point deficit in an 87-84 win over West Liberty on Saturday afternoon.

West Liberty (8-6, 5-3) stretched its lead to 25 early on in the third quarter after an Audrey Tingle jumper in the lane made it 56-31. The lead was 19 with just under five minutes left in the period, but the Golden Eagles (13-1, 8-0) went on a key 14-2 run over the next 2:30 to get to within seven at 65-58.

WLU led by nine as the fourth quarter started, but Charleston scored the first six points of the quarter to make it a one-possession game at 70-67. The Hilltoppers appeared to have withstood the charge after giving up the lead momentarily but going in front again 82-75 with under five minutes left in the game. However, Charleston had a late flurry using a 10-0 run to take a 85-82 lead with 1:51 to go after a Raziyah Farrington jumper in the paint. The two teams exchanged free throws to keep it a three-point game with 10 seconds left, but the Golden Eagles defense didn’t allow West Liberty to get a shot off and complete the rally.

Farrington’s big second half allowed her to finish with 36 points and five rebounds. Anna Hayton added 20 points and eight rebounds, while Brooklyn Pannell chipped in 11. UC had a 41-25 advantage on the glass.

Brandi Beader led West Liberty with 20 points. Olivia Belknap scored 13 and Audrey Tingle had 11 points, six assists and five rebounds. Marissa Brown had eight points, eight rebounds and four blocks before fouling out of the game.

Shepherd 64, UVa-Wise 53
WISE, Va. 
— Shepherd outscored UVa-Wise 20-4 in the fourth quarter to come away with a 64-53 win over the Cavaliers on Saturday afternoon at the Prior Center.

Neither team led by more than in the first three quarters and UVa-Wise led 49-44 after three. Shepherd went on an 8-1 run in the first five minutes of the fourth quarter to take a 54-50 lead. The Rams managed to close out the Cavaliers the rest of the way to stretch its lead to 11 before the final buzzer.

Marley McLaughlin had 22 points and seven rebounds to lead Shepherd (6-8, 3-5). Sydney Clayton came off the bench to record a double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds. Kayla Tibbs netted 11 points and Hannah Myers had seven steals.

UVa-Wise (6-8, 4-4) got a double-double from Cynita Webb (10 points, 11 rebounds) and 11 points off the bench from Kalee Johnson.

Glenville State 90, Urbana 77
 — Glenville State trailed at the half, but used a big third quarter to pull away from Urbana, 90-77, on Saturday afternoon at the Grimes Center.

The first half saw seven ties, but Urbana (1-11, 1-7) took a one-point lead into the locker room at 47-46. With the game tied for the 12th time at 60-60 with just over three minutes left in the third quarter, Glenville State (12-2, 7-1) closed the quarter on a 13-2 run to seize control of the game. The Pioneers would lead by double digits the rest of the way in the win.

Re’Shawna Stone had 23 points and five assists to lead Glenville State. Courtney Davis had a double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds, while Zakiyah Winfield netted 14 points and came up with six steals.

Sylvia Hudson had 14 points and 11 rebounds for Urbana. Sa’Dera Johnson had a team-high 19 points and Erin Morrow contributed 10.

Concord 87, Fairmont State 69
— Concord rolled past Fairmont State, 87-69, on Saturday afternoon at the Carter Center. After trailing early in the first quarter, the Mountain Lions closed the period on a 15-0 run and never trailed the rest of the way in the win.

Concord (10-3, 6-2) shot 50 percent from the field and out-rebounded Fairmont State, 45-27. Andreanna Pool led the way for CU with 20 points. Tamra Scott came off the bench to score 17 and also pulled down seven rebounds. Madison May had 13 points and seven rebounds.

Sierra Kotchman and Gracey Lamm each scored 11 for Fairmont State (5-9, 2-6).

West Virginia State 104, Wheeling Jesuit 79
— West Virginia State led wire-to-wire in a 104-79 win over Wheeling Jesuit on Saturday afternoon at the Walker Convocation Center.

WVSU (4-10, 3-5) drained 16 three-pointers in the win. Jordan Miller hit four threes and finished with 21 points for the Yellow Jackets. Charity Spears and Anesha Harmon each had 15 points and Lyrin Hatcher pulled down 12 rebounds to go with nine points.

Wheeling Jesuit (3-11, 1-7) got 22 points and 14 rebounds from Chenelle Moore. Khira Burton had 13 and Tori Harrison finished with 11.

News release by the Mountain East Conference

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