Lady Bobcat cagers can’t keep pace with nation’s top offense; tumble to Glenville State, 124-75


GLENVILLE – The West Virginia Wesleyan Lady Bobcats had no answers for the highest-scoring offense in Division II in the Glenville State Lady Pioneers Saturday afternoon in a Mountain East Conference contest at the Waco Center.

The Lady Bobcats dropped a 124-75 decision.

Glenville State entered the game leading the nation averaging 107.6 points per game.

Their offense is so potent that Ashland, who has the second-best offense in the nation, averages 17 less points a game at 90.5.

The game started out well enough for the Lady ‘Cats as they raced out to an 8-0 lead after 90 seconds of action.

During that run, Imani Jackson put in a lay-up, Brittany Stawovy canned a three-pointer, Malaika Kimmons knocked down a free throw and Nicole Gilyard put in a lay-up.

Kaylee Pierce finally put Glenville State on the board with a free throw at the 8:03 mark, but Courtney Wilfong turned in an old-fashioned three-point play leaving Wesleyan ahead by 10, at 11-1, with 7:48 left in the first quarter.

It was all Glenville State after that as they went on a 17-0 run over the next three minutes of the game for an 18-11 lead.

Cierra Tolbert and Abi Gabauer made baskets for Wesleyan keeping the game close, at 18-15, but Glenville State closed the quarter on a 14-2 run for a 32-17 advantage heading into the second quarter.

Glenville State dominated the second quarter outscoring Wesleyan by a 44-10 margin.

The Lady Pioneers led at the half, 76-27.

Gilyard capped an 11-4 run to start the second half with a lay-up to make it an 80-38 contest for Wesleyan.

Glenville State pushed their lead back to 48 at the end of the third quarter, at 101-53.

Glenville State’s biggest lead of the game reached 57 points, at 112-55, with 7:38 left in the game.

Gilyard and Tolbert both came off the bench to lead the Lady ‘Cats.

Gilyard had a double-double with 22 points and 13 rebounds while Tolbert had 20 points and four rebounded.

Imani Jackson added 10 points.

Wesleyan had a decent day shooting the ball as they owned a 48.5 shooting percent after making 32 of their 66 field goal attempts.

Glenville State, which made 16 three-pointers, was led by Zakiyah Winfield who scored 26 points and Re’Shawna Stone and Emily Stoller who each had 22 points.

Glenville State put up 94 shots in the game making 49 of them for a shooting percentage of 48.9.

Glenville State improved to 12-4 overall and 8-2 in the MEC.

Wesleyan dropped to 3-13 overall and 1-9 in the MEC.

The Lady ‘Cats will look to end their 11-game losing streak on Wednesday when they host Frostburg State at 5:45 p.m.

Their last win of the season came against Frostburg State on Nov. 23 when they beat the Bobcats by a 51-49 score in Frostburg.

The boxscore:

W. Va Wesleyan  17  10  26  22 – 75

Glenville State 32  44  25  23 – 124

West Virginia Wesleyan 75

Nicole Gilyard 10-16 2-2 22; Cierra Tolbert 9-12 2-2 20; Imani Jackson 4-5 2-2 10; Brittany Stawovy 3-10 0-0 8 Malaika Kimmons 3-9 2-4 8; Courtney Wilfong 1-3 1-1 3; Amira Layeni 1-1 0-0 2; Abi Gagauer 1-6 0-0 2; Anatasi Karaivanova 0-4 0-0 0; Cydney Lapczynski 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 32-66 9-11 75.

Glenville State 124

Zakiyah Winfield 10-12 4-5 26; Re’Shawna Stone 9-15 2-2 22; Emily Stoller 8-16 2-2 22; Mashayla Cecil 3-6 2-2 11; Kaylee Pierce 2-7 3-4 8; Makayla Pierce 3-3 0-1 8; Ty Armstrong 3-8 0-0  7; Taychaun Hubbard 3-7 0-0 7; Victoria Brown 2-8 2-2 6; Lucille Westfall 2-6 1-1 5; Abby Stoller 1-6 0-0 2; Alexis Wise 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 49-94 16-19 124.

Three-point field goals – West Virginia Wesleyan: Stawovy 2-6; Wilfong 0-1; Gabauer 0-3. Totals 2-10; Glenville State: Stoller 4-10; Cecil 3-5; M. Pierce 2-2; Winfield 2-2; Stone 2-6; Hubbard 1-2; Armstrong 1-3; K. Pierce 1-3; Westfall 0-2; Stoller 0-1; Brown 0-1. Totals 16-37.

Rebounds – West Virginia Wesleyan: Gilyard 13; team 10; Tolbert 4; Kimmons 4; Stawovy 3; Layeni 1; Karaivanova 1; Gabauer 1; Lapczynski 1. Total 38; Glenville State: Brown 9; Westfall 8; team 5; Winfield 5; Stoller 5; Cecil 3; Hubbard 3; M. Pierce 2; Armstrong 2; Stoller 1; K. Pierce 1; Wise 1. Totals 45.

Assists – West Virginia Wesleyan: Jackson 2; Stawovy 2; Wilfong 2; Gabauer 2; Layeni 1; Karaivanova 1; Gilyard 1; Kimmons 1. Totals 12; Glenville State: Winfield 5; Armstrong 4; Cecil 2; Stone 1; Stoller 1; Westfall 1. Totals 14.

Steals – West Virginia Wesleyan: Stawovy 1; Wilfong 1; Gilyard 1; Kimmons 1. Totals 4; Glenville State: Stone 3; Stoller 3; Pierce 3; Winfield 2; Brown 2; Mashayla 2; Armstrong 2; Hubbard 1; Westfall 1. Totals 19.

Blocked shots – West Virginia Wesleyan: Karaivanova 1. Totals 1; Glenville State: Hubbard 1.

Turnovers – West Virginia Wesleyan: 31; Glenville State: 9.

Personal fouls – West Virginia Wesleyan: 16; Glenville State: 13.

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