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MEC Women’s Basketball Roundup (December 05, 2018)

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Fairmont State 64, Wheeling Jesuit 59

Fairmont State rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit to top Wheeling Jesuit, 64-59, on Wednesday evening at the McDonough Center.

With the win, Fairmont State improves to 3-5 overall and 2-3 in Mountain East Conference action. WJU slips to 3-6 overall and 1-4 in league play.

The Falcons, who trailed 37-27 at the half, took the lead for the first time in the second half with just 52.1 seconds remaining following a 3-pointer by Sierra Kotchman. After Fairmont State took the lead, the Falcons made three defensive stops in the final minute of the game, including a pair of steals by Ozge Yarga to help the Falcons hold on for the come-from-behind win.

Kotchman paced the Falcons on offense with 22 points, three rebounds and three assists. Kotchman drained five 3-pointers in the victory. Rachel Laskody also reached double-figures for the Falcons with 14 points and a team-high eight rebounds on 6-of-9 shooting from the field. Brooke Kurucz and Kamrin Weimer each chipped in nine points apiece for the Falcons.

Chenelle Moore had a strong performance for the Cardinals with 24 points and 25 rebounds. Moore had 14 offensive rebounds for the Cardinals. Kelsi Chapman also reached double-figure for the Cardinals with 11.

West Liberty 96, Shepherd 72 | [/documents/2018/12/5//1205wl_w.htm?id=2330]Final Stats
WEST LIBERTY, W.Va.—Marissa Brown had 30 points and 15 rebounds to lead West Liberty to a 96-72 win over Shepherd on Wednesday night at the ASRC. The Hilltoppers started quickly outscoring the Rams 28-10 in the first quarter and held a 55-35 lead at the break as it cruised to the victory.

With the win, West Liberty improved to 6-4 overall and 3-2 in the MEC. Shepherd slipped to 3-5 overall and 1-4 in conference play.

Brown hit 14-of-24 from the field and blocked five shots to go with her double-double. Brandi Beader hit three three-pointers and finished with 16 points. Taylor Johnson chipped in 15 points and Audrey Tingle scored 10 points and handed out nine assists. Morgan Brunner came off the bench to score 11.

Sydney Clayton led all players with 35 points and had 12 rebounds for Shepherd.


Glenville State 114, Concord 87

Glenville State raced out to an early 31-15 lead in the first quarter and managed to keep the pace the rest of the way in a 114-87 win over Concord on Wednesday night at the Waco Center.

The Pioneers (7-1, 4-1) outscored the Mountain Lions (5-3, 3-2) by 16 in the first quarter and 15 in the third quarter. Concord managed only a three-point advantage over Glenville State in the second quarter and one point in the fourth. GSC forced 35 turnovers from Concord and turned them into 50 points. Glenville State also had 28 offensive rebounds on the night.

Emily Stoller hit six three-pointers and finished with 30 points to go with seven assists and six rebounds. Ty Armstrong hit five shots from deep and ended up with 21 points. Donasja Scott scored 12 points and came up with five steals.

Madison May led Concord with 28 points, 12 rebounds and four assists. Riley Fitzwater scored 15 and pulled down 13 rebounds. Andreanna Pool contributed 14 points. 

Notre Dame 93, West Virginia State 82 | [/documents/2018/12/5//WVSU_NDC_WBB.pdf?id=2331]Final Stats
SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio—Notre Dame used a strong second half to down West Virginia State, 93-82, on Wednesday night at Murphy Gymnasium.

The Falcons (6-2, 4-1) trailed by four at the half, but outscored WVSU (2-6, 1-4) by 15 in the second half to pick up the win. NDC shot 50 percent from the field in the second half (17-of-34) while holding West Virginia State to just 30 percent shooting (11-of-37) in the final 20 minutes of the game.

Kyleigh Ramlow drained six three-pointers on her way to 28 points to lead Notre Dame. Katie Karalic added 12 points and Seina Adachi filled the box score with 11 points, nine rebounds, eight assists and five steals.

West Virginia State was paced by 20 points from Anesha Harmon. Charity Sears and Jordan Miller each added 11 points for the Yellow Jackets.


Charleston 78, Urbana 63

Charleston shot a scorching 71 percent in the first quarter and got out to a 31-9 lead after the first 10 minutes as the Golden Eagles picked up a 78-63 road win over Urbana on Wednesday night at the Grimes Center.

UC (8-1, 5-0) controlled the paint scoring 48 around the basket. The Golden Eagles also forced 28 turnovers and had a 30-15 advantage in points off of turnovers.

Raziyah Farrington scored 30 points and had five steals to lead the way for Charleston. Anna Hayton had a double-double with 26 points and 15 rebounds.

Urbana (1-6, 1-4) was led by 30 points, 11 rebounds and four steals from Sylvia Hudson. Sa’dera Johnson chipped in 10.


UVa-Wise 59, West Virginia Wesleyan 58

UVa-Wise withstood a strong fourth quarter from West Virginia Wesleyan and held on for a 59-58 win over the Bobcats on Wednesday night.

The Cavs (4-4, 3-2) held a 50-33 lead after three quarters, but the Bobcats (2-3, 2-5) battled back in the final 10 minutes. WVWC was able to whittle down UVa-Wise’s lead down to single digits inside of two minutes and a Tyra Hughes three-pointer made it 59-58 with still 12 seconds left on the clock. WVWC forced a turnover had a shot at a game-winner, but the shot wouldn’t fall.

Kalee Johnson had a team-high 14 points in just 16 minutes of action on Wednesday night to lead UVa-Wise. Cynita Webb pulled down 10 rebounds and scored six points. Hannah Oliver and Ada Stanley each chipped in eight.

West Virginia Wesleyan was led by 18 points and five rebounds from Victoria Jackson. Nicole Gilyard tossed in eight for WVWC.

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