MEC Women’s Basketball Roundup (January 10, 2019)

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West Liberty 100, West Virginia State 74

Marissa Brown set a new West Liberty and Mountain East Conference record with 46 points as the Hilltoppers took down West Virginia State, 100-74, on Thursday night at the ASRC.

Brown was 21-of-30 from the floor and 4-of-9 from the free throw line to finish with 46 points. Her 46 points are the second-most in a Division II game this year and surpassed the previous record of 44 set by West Virginia Wesleyan’s Mari Stewart in 2016. She also pulled down 18 rebounds and had eight blocked shots.

Taylor Johnson added 17 points and nine assists as the Hilltoppers improved to 8-5 on the year and 5-2 in conference play. West Liberty had 33 assists on its 39 field goals.

Jordan Miller had 18 points and Anesha Harmon had 11 for West Virginia State (3-10, 2-5).

Glenville State 99, Notre Dame 85

Glenville State faced a defiecit after three quarters but rallied and picked up a 99-85 road win over Notre Dame on Thursday night at Murphy Gymnasium.

The Pioneers (11-2, 6-1) trailed by five heading into the final quarter but outscored the Falcons 35-16 in the final 10 minutes, including an 18-4 run in the final five minutes of play.

Re’Shawna Stone had 17 points to lead GSC. Emily Hubbard and Taychaun Hubbard each had 14 points. Blaize Burgess contributed 13 points in the winning effort.

Seina Adachi had 21 points, four assists and four steals to lead Notre Dame (7-6, 4-3). Jessie Stout scored 15 points and pulled down a game-high 17 rebounds. Kyleigh Ramlow chipped in 13 points.

UVa-Wise 76, Fairmont State 61

UVa-Wise used a strong second half to get past Fairmont State, 76-61, on Thursday night at the Prior Center.

The Fighting Falcons led 38-29 at the half, but UVa-Wise stormed back into the game with 29 points in the third quarter to surge ahead 58-55. The Cavs carried that momentum into the fourth quarter holding Fairmont State to just six points and stretching its lead for a final 15-point win.

Ada Stanley poured in 26 points on 10-of-13 shooting and had six rebounds to pace the Cavaliers (6-7, 4-3). Cynita Webb added a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds.

Rachel Laskody and Sierra Kotchman each had 15 points for Fairmont State (5-8, 2-5). Kamrin Weimer tossesd in 11.

Concord 80, Shepherd 56

Riley Fitzwater and Madison May each recorded double-doubles as Concord handled Shepherd, 80-56, on Thursday night at the Carter Center.

May had 25 points on 11-of-14 shooting to go with 12 rebounds, while Fitzwater had 20 points and 11 boards. Andreanna Pool had 14 points and four assists.

The Mountain Lions (9-3, 5-2) shot 55 percent from the field (35-63) and had a dominant 54-18 advantage in points in the paint.

Kayla Tibbs led Shepherd (5-8, 2-5) with 16 points. Sydney Clayton added 13 for the Rams.

West Virginia Wesleyan 107, Urbana 99 (2OT)

West Virginia Wesleyan outlasted Urbana, 107-99, in double overtime on Thursday night at the Grimes Center.

The two teams remained tied after regulation and one overtime, and the Bobcats started the second overtime on a 10-1 run to take command of the game. Urbana was able to get to within two possessions with less than a minute, but could get no closer.

Tyra Hughes had 26 points and five assists to lead the Bobcats (3-6, 3-4). Brittany Stawovy had 18 points and six rebounds, while Alexa Szelong scored 17 points and had seven rebounds. WVWC shot 49 percent from the field and made 19-of-25 from the free throw line in the win.

Sylvia Hudson dropped in 38 points to go with 20 rebounds, seven steals and five assists for Urbana (1-10, 1-6). Sa’Dera Johnson added 14 and Erin Marrow chipped in 11.

Charleston 68, Wheeling Jesuit 26

Charleston held Wheeling Jesuit to just eight field goals and 26 total points in a 68-26 win over the Cardinals on Thursday night at the McDonough Center.

Raziyah Farrington and Anna Hayton led a balanced offensive attack for the Golden Eagles (12-1, 7-0) with 14 points apiece. Hayton also had a game-high 10 rebounds. Gracie Roberts added 11 points. UC shot 51 percent from the field and had a 43-35 advantage on the glass.

Chenelle Moore had five points and six rebounds for Wheeling Jesuit (3-10, 1-6).

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