BUCKHANNON — Symphonie Bryant-Brown scored a career-high 28 points, leading the West Virginia Wesleyan Lady Bobcats women’s basketball team (2-1, 1-0) to a win over Frostburg State (0-4, 0-1), 73-67 at the Rockefeller Center on Saturday afternoon.
Wesleyan got off to a slow start in this one, but picked things up towards the end of the first quarter, going on a 8-0 run to end the period with a ten point advantage. During the second quarter, the Lady Bobcats stretched their lead to as many as 15 points, before seeing Frostburg State cut the deficit back to ten at the end of the first half.
The Lady Bobcats came out swinging to begin the second half, going on a nice run to open up a 16-point lead just a few minutes into the third quarter. Frostburg State responded by scoring 17 unanswered points to take a 54-53 lead in the closing minutes of the third quarter. Courtney Wilfong hit a jumper and then two free throws to put Wesleyan back in front, 57-54, going into the final frame. The fourth quarter saw both teams tighten up defensively, going scoreless for minutes on end. However, Bryant-Brown came up with some heroics in the closing minutes of this one to lead the Lady Bobcats over Frostburg State by a final score of 73-67.
Bryant-Brown led all scorers in this one, staying aggressive from the opening tip, her offensive showing Saturday was the boost the Lady Bobcats needed to come out on top. The Lady Bobcats desperately needed her deft scoring touch in this one, as she was the only Wesleyan player to reach double-digit scoring numbers on the night. Bryant-Brown also added a steal and block, defensively to complement her career night shooting the basketball. Electra Allembert pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds, while adding a level of rim protection for the Lady Bobcats. Tamera Maple stretched the floor, hitting two key threes, while flashing a bit of playmaking ability, adding two assists.
The West Virginia Wesleyan Lady Bobcats women’s basketball team will travel away from the Rockefeller Center for the first time this year when they go to Fairmont State for their next game. The Lady Bobcats and Lady Falcons face-off is slated for a 5:30 p.m. tip-off.