WHEELING, W.Va. – Wheeling Jesuit had three players score double-digits and held West Virginia Wesleyan to six points in the third quarter in a 60-52 decision on Saturday afternoon.
The Lady Bobcats held a narrow advantage through the majority of the first half before Kelsi Chapman’s three-pointer gave the Cardinals a 34-31 edge before the halftime break. Wheeling Jesuit held on to the lead for the remainder of the contest, building its advantage to as many as 12 points before securing the win.
Khira Burton paced Wheeling Jesuit (2-2, 1-0) with 15 points in the win. Chenelle Moore added 12 points and 15 rebounds followed by Lauren Lipscomb with 11 points and six boards.
Abi Gabauer led all players in the game with 18 points. Tyra Hughes added 10 in the loss for West Virginia Wesleyan (0-2, 0-1) with Nicole Gilyard hauling in 10 rebounds.
Elsewhere in the MEC
(Story by the Mountain East Conference)
Glenville State 122, West Liberty 105
WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. – Emily Stoller poured in 44 points and Glenville State led the entire second half on its way to a 122-105 win over West Liberty on Saturday.
Both teams shot 50% from the floor in the contest and combined for 21 three-pointers with nine players scoring double-digits. The Pioneers survived six ties and 15 lead changes before a 17-0 run in the third quarter left West Liberty trailing 84-65. The Hilltoppers were unable to overcome the deficit, managing to cut the Pioneer advantage to 10 (96-86) before suffering the loss.
In addition to Stoller’s 44 points, Re’Shawna Stone added 25 and Donasja Scott netted 10 points in the win. Courtney Davis score 12 points and grabbed 15 rebounds for Glenville State (4-0, 1-0). Stoller and Stone combined for seven of the team’s 11 three-pointers.
Marissa Brown paced West Liberty (2-2, 0-1) with 34 points and 14 rebounds in the loss with Morgan Brunner adding 20. Brandi Beader and Taylor Johnson followed with 17 and 13 points, respectively while Grace Fodor scored 11 for the Hilltoppers. Beader had five three-pointers in the loss.
Concord 88, Notre Dame 81
ATHENS, W.Va. – Concord survived 10 ties and 19 lead changes while taking advantage of 22 points off of turnovers to earn an 88-81 win over Notre Dame on Saturday afternoon.
Emily Boothe’s three-pointer at the end of the first quarter left Notre Dame trailing 22-18 and Concord continued to build on the momentum in the second quarter, taking a 49-42 lead into the halftime break. The Falcons responded with a 7-0 run in the start of the third, but still trailed 61-60 heading in the last 10 minutes of play.
Both teams fought for control early in the fourth quarter. With the score tied 71-71 and 4:26 left to play, Madison May completed a three-point play for Concord to give the Mountain Lions a 74-71 edge. Boothe’s three-pointer with two minutes left in the game left Notre Dame trailing 82-73. The Falcons pulled within three (84-81) with 51 seconds left, but were unable to regain the lead.
May dropped 27 points and grabbed seven rebounds in the win for Concord (3-1, 1-0). Riley Fitzwater chipped in 22 points and tallied seven boards while Adreanna Pool and Boothe scored 18 and 12 points for the Mountain Lions, respectively.
Seina Adachi paced Notre Dame (2-2, 0-1) with 21 points in the loss. Kyleigh Ramlow and Katie Karalic each netted 18 points for the Falcons while Jessie Stout notched 11 rebounds.
Charleston 63, Fairmont State 55
FAIRMONT, W.Va. – Charleston was held to seven points in the second quarter but outrebounded Fairmont State 43-23 on its way to a 63-55 win on Saturday.
The Golden Eagles carried a 25-22 lead into the halftime break and built their advantage to as many as 11 points (57-46) over the course of the contest. Charleston surrendered the lead just once over the course of the game.
Brooklyn Pannell paced Charleston (3-1, 1-0) with 20 points and eight rebounds. Anna Hayton added 10 points and Dionna Sanders grabbed 12 rebounds in the win.
Brooke Kurucz scored 15 points for Fairmont State (1-3, 0-1) while Sierra Kotchman netted 11.
Shepherd 84, West Virginia State 74
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W. Va. – Shepherd shot 56% from the floor and Kayla Tibbs drained 30 points in an 84-74 win over West Virginia State on Saturday. The Rams led wire-to-wire and built their advantage to as many as 17 points before securing the victory.
Shepherd’s (3-1, 1-0) Sydney Clayton scored 15 points and had 10 rebounds while Liz Moorman and Lauren Reed chipped in 12 points apiece. Kari Lankford added 11 points, 11 assists, and seven rebounds in the win.
Anesha Harmon and Charity Spears each had 13 points for West Virginia State (1-2, 0-1) while Amari Grace and Alexandra Jackson both netted 10 points for the Yellow Jackets in the setback.
UVa-Wise 72, Urbana 52
WISE, Va. – UVa-Wise led wire-to-wire while holding Urbana to 27% shooting percentage in a 72-52 decision on Saturday afternoon. The Cavaliers scored 20 points off of turnovers and led by as many as 29 points before securing the win.
Janice Ladson scored 14 points for UVa-Wise (2-2, 1-0) while Cynita Webb chipped in 12 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.
Sylvia Hudson paced Urbana (0-2, 0-1) with 10 points and 10 rebounds in the setback. Nikki Current also notched 10 points for the Blue Knights.