BUCKHANNON, W.Va. – West Virginia Wesleyan women’s basketball team lost on Wednesday evening to Frostburg State 66-48 inside Rockefeller Center. The Lady Bobcats struggled from the field, shooting only 32.3% as a team in the loss.
Emma Witt poured in the first points of the game for the Lady Bobcats, connecting on a mid-range jumper on a Laila Calhoun assist. The country’s fourth leading scorer, Emilee Weakly, got Frostburg State started from the field as she does most games for the Bobcats. FSU built an early lead, taking a 15-8 advantage into the under-5 media timeout. From there, Wesleyan picked up the defense, only allowing four more points for the rest of the quarter.
The Lady Bobcats got within two but trailed just 19-15 going into the second quarter. Wesleyan struggled to produce anything on the offensive side of the ball, shooting 4-17 for the quarter. With their struggles, Frostburg State was able to build a lead as big as 14 in the closing minutes of the half. A pair of layups cut the FSU lead to 33-23 going into the midway point.:
Frostburg State started the second half hot just how they did at the beginning of the game. A 10-0 run gave them a boost to their already comfortable lead, making it a 20-point game. The Lady Bobcats found a quick spark to combat with FSU, but couldn’t keep it going as Weakly continued to score as she pleased.
The fourth quarter saw WVWC outscore Frostburg State. It proved to be much too late though, as Frostburg closed out the victory for their third conference win of the season. Weakly put together another double-double for FSU, scoring 25 on 50% shooting from the field while grabbing 10 rebounds. Maggie Sharp aided with 16 points, including four makes from behind the arc.
No Lady Bobcat scored in double-figures as Daveona Hatchell led WVWC scorers with nine points. Courtney Wilfong, Witt and M’laya Ainsworth all scored eight points. Ainsworth led Wesleyan on the boards, pulling down seven rebounds.
The Lady Bobcats will be home once again on Saturday, taking on Davis & Elkins at 2:30 p.m.