Basketball Lady Bobcats struggle in 100-58 setback to Notre Dame College

Malaikia Kimmons (32) of the West Virginia Wesleyan Lady Bobcats stops in the lane and puts up a shot in front of Notre Dame’s Jennifer Oduho (23) during the second half of their Mountain East Conference tilt Wednesday night at Rockefeller Center. Kimmons came off the bench to score eight points, but the Lady Bobcats dropped a 100-58 decision.

BUCKHANNON – The West Virginia Wesleyan Lady Bobcats simply weren’t able to keep up with one of the top teams in the Mountain East Conference on Wednesday when they welcomed the Notre Dame Falcons into Rockefeller Center.

The Lady Bobcats dropped a 100-58 decision as Notre Dame shot 59.7 percent from the floor during the game.

The game started out well enough for the Lady ‘Cats when Courtney Wilfong began it with a three-pointer.

Brittany Stawovy nailed a three-pointer three minutes in to keep the Lady Bobcats down by just one, at 9-8.

Down 20-12, Wilfong put in a pair of inside shots and Stawovy hit a three-pointer as Wesleyan remained down by one, at 20-19, with 2:33 left in the first quarter.

Notre Dame went on a 9-0 run for a 29-19 lead before Malaika Kimmons scored a lay-up to interrupt the run and keep Wesleyan down by eight, at 29-21.

Seina Adachi put in a lay-up at the buzzer giving Notre Dame a 29-21 lead at the end of the first.

Notre Dame doubled up Wesleyan in the second quarter by a 26-13 margin.

Notre Dame scored the first four points of the second quarter before Imani Jackson flipped in two foul shots to make it a 35-23 score with a minute gone in the stanza.

A three-pointer by Cydney Lapczynski kept Wesleyan down by 14, at 44-30, with 4:19 left to go in the half, but Notre Dame ended the period on a 13-4 jaunt for a 57-34 lead at the break.

Notre Dame didn’t let up in the third quarter outscoring Wesleyan by a 29-11 margin.

A three-pointer by Notre Dame’s Theresa Parr at the 2:16 mark gave them their biggest lead of the quarter, at 41, at 79-38.

Lapczynski nailed a three-pointer and Cierra Tolbert made two free throws for a 5-0 run for Wesleyan making it a 79-43 contest.

Notre Dame led after three quarters by an 86-45 score.

The Falcons took their biggest lead of the game, at 45 points, with a minute remaining when Marina Adachi made a jumper in the paint.

Lapczynski made a three-pointer to wrap up the scoring.

Wesleyan shot 39.6 percent for the game hitting on 21 of their 53 attempts.

Lapcznski came off the bench to lead Wesleyan with 13 points.

Tolbert just missed out on a double-double with nine points and nine rebounds.

Jennifer Oduho led Notre Dame with 26 points while Parr, Kyleigh Ramlow and Marisa Finazzo all had 11 points.

Notre Dame improved to 18-3 overall and 12-3 in the MEC.

Wesleyan dropped to 3-18 overall and 1-14 in the MEC.

The Lady Bobcats will return to action today when they visit Urbana for a 2 p.m. contest.

The boxscore:

Notre Dame                             31  26  29  14 – 100

West Virginia Wesleyan           21  13  11  13 – 58

Notre Dame 100

Jennifer Oduho 11-11 0-0 26; Theresa Parr 5-9 0-0 11; Kyleigh Ramlow 4-9 0-1 11; Marisa Finazzo 5-5 0-0 11; Jessie Stout 4-6 2-4 10; Seina Adachi 4-10 0-0 9; Jada Marone 3-6 0-0 6; Julie Kemp 2-4 0-0 4; Marina Adachi 2-3 0-0 4; Tamia Ridley 2-4 0-0 4; Katie Karalic 1-1 0-0 2; Emma Martcheva 0-0 2-2 2; Amil Ali-Shakir 0-2 0-2 0; Shay Davidson 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 43-72 4-9 100.

West Virginia Wesleyan 58

Cydney Lapczynski 5-10 0-0 13; Courtney Wilfong 4-7 0-0 9; Cierra Tolbert 1-4 7-10 9; Malaika Kimmons 4-13 0-0 8; Brittany Stawovy 3-6 0-0 8; Nicole Gilyard 2-2 0-0 4; Abi Gabauer 1-4 0-0 3; Imani Jackson 0-0 2-2 2; Amira Layeni 1-5 0-0 2; Anastasiya Karaivanova 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 21-53 9-12 58.

Three-point field goals – Notre Dame: Oduho 4-4; Ramlow 3-8; Finazzo 1-1; Parr 1-3; Adachi 1-4; Ali-Shakir 0-1; Marone 0-2. Totals 10-23; West Virginia Wesleyan: Lapczynski 3-5; Stawovy 2-5; Wilfong 1-2; Gabauer 1-3; Layeni 0-1. Totals 7-16.

Rebounds – Notre Dame: Ridley 8; Parr 5; Oduho 3; Stout 3; Kemp 3; Marone 2; Adachi 1; Karalic 1; Ramlow 1; Finazzo 1; Adachi 1; Ali-Shakir 1; Davidson 1. Totals 31; West Virginia Wesleyan: Tolbert 9; Gilyard 5; Lapczynski 3; Kimmons 3; Wilfong 2; Jackson 1; Layeni 1; Stawovy 1. Totals 25.

Assists – Notre Dame: Marone 5; Parr 3; Finazzo 3; Stout 2; Adachi 2; Ramlow 2; Karalic 1; Ridley 1; Ali-Shakir 1. Totals 20; West Virginia Wesleyan: Gabauer 4; Stawovy 4; Layeni 3; Wilfong 2; Lapczynski 2; Kimmons 1. Totals 16.

Steals – Notre Dame: Marone 3; Parr 3; Finazzo 3; Oduho 2; Adachi 2; Karalic 1; Adachi 1; Martcheva 1. Totals 16; West Virginia Wesleyan: Kimmons 2; Stawovy 2; Gilyard 1; Layeni 1; Lapczynski 1; Tolbert 1. Totals 8.

Blocked shots – Notre Dame: Stout 1; Marone 1; Martcheva 1. Totals 3; West Virginia Wesleyan: Stawovy 1. Totals 1.

Turnovers – Notre Dame: 11; West Virginia Wesleyan: 25.

Personal fouls – Notre Dame: 13; West Virginia Wesleyan: 11.

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