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MEC Women’s Basketball Roundup (January 06)

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Glenville State 92, Urbana 51

Glenville State rolled to its 11th straight win with a decisive 92-51 victory over the visiting Urbana Blue Knights on Saturday.  After building a 54-28 advantage by the halftime break, the Pioneers outscored the Blue Knights 20-9 in the third quarter to put the game out of reach.

Jazmyn Haley notched a team-high 14 points and seven rebounds for Urbana (7-5, 5-3) with Stefanie Davis netting 10 in the setback.

Paris McLeod poured in 19 points for Glenville State (12-1, 8-0).  Bhrea Griffin added 18 with Erika Toney and Courtney Davis adding 13 and 10 points, respectively.  Davis grabbed eight boards.

The Pioneers had 13 different players score in the victory while causing 25 turnovers over the course of the contest.

Fairmont State 77, Concord 63

Concord jumped out to an early lead but a shift in momentum late in the first quarter along with a 30-point performance by Sierra Kotchman gave Fairmont State all it would need to secure a 77-63 win over the Mountain Lions.  After trailing early in the first quarter, Kotchman hit a free throw and Brooke Kurucz followed with a three-pointer for Fairmont State to give the Falcons a 13-10 edge with 3:36 on the clock.

Concord was unable to recover from the momentum swing and trailed for the remainder of the game.  Kelli Jo Harrison’s jumper with 8:35 left in the third gave the Falcons a double-digit advantage, which they never relinquished.

Kurucz chipped in 12 points for Fairmont State (7-6, 3-5) with Rachel Laskody and Harrison each adding 10 in the win.  Harrison recorded a team-high nine rebounds in the win.

Riley Fitzwater led the effort for Concord (4-7, 2-6) with 19 points, 17 rebounds, and six blocks.  Madison May added 15 points and seven boards for the Mountain Lions.

Shepherd 65, UVa-Wise 53

After trailing 27-25 at the halftime break, Shepherd outscored UVa-Wise 40-26 in the final to quarters of play to earn a 65-53 win over the Cavaliers on Saturday in the Butcher Center.  The Rams broke the game open in the fourth quarter behind a 14-2 scoring run resulting in a commanding 63-46 lead with 3:06 left to play.

Adalmaryz Gomez and Kalee Johnson scored 10 points each for UVa-Wise (2-11, 1-7).  Cynita Webb pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds in the loss.

Morgan Arden led all players in the game with 22 points for Shepherd (8-6, 4-4).  Lauren Reed added 12 for the Rams with Sydney Clayton adding nine points and eight rebounds.

West Liberty 84, Charleston 76

West Liberty took control down the stretch to pull away with an 84-76 win over Charleston in Saturday at the ASRC.  The Golden Eagles came out firing at the start of the contest, rolling to a 17-8 lead by the end of the first quarter.  The Hilltoppers fought back to pull within one (31-30) heading into halftime and after six ties and seven lead changes in the third quarter, used a three-point play by Olivia Belknap to secure the advantage for good.

Charleston pulled within two points (66-64) with 4:17 left to play but Johnie Olkosky answered with a three-pointer for West Liberty to give the Hilltoppers some breathing room.

Octavia Loll paced Charleston (7-6, 4-4) with 22 points in the loss.  Anna Hayton netted 14 with Ambrea Williams scoring 12.  Hayton recorded a team-high six rebounds in the setback.

Marissa Brown drained 26 points to lead West Liberty (5-9, 4-4). Olkosky added 19 points and grabbed nine boards in the win.

Notre Dame 85, West Virginia Wesleyan 68

Notre Dame clung to a 32-31 lead at the half before outscoring West Virginia Wesleyan 26-17 in the third quarter on its way to an 85-68 win over the Bobcats on Saturday.  The Falcons led by as many as 20 points in the fourth quarter before earning the road victory.

Stacy Remer led the effort for West Virginia Wesleyan (5-9, 3-5) with 15 points.  Abi Gabauer added 12 and Tara Goldman recorded 10 points in the loss.

Seina Adachi and Kim Cook both scored 17 points for Notre Dame (10-5, 6-2).  Maggie King and Katie Karalic each added 10 points with Cook tallying eight rebounds.

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