Lady Bobcat cagers’ woes continue as they drop 72-42 decision to Concord


ATHENS – The West Virginia Wesleyan Lady Bobcats had trouble getting anything going against the Concord Mt. Lions Saturday in a Mountain East Conference contest.

Wesleyan had their second lowest offensive output of the season in a 72-42 setback.

The loss was the 21st in a row for Wesleyan dropping their record to 3-23 overall and 1-19 in the MEC.

Concord led from start to finish as they took a 22-6 lead after one quarter of action.

Wesleyan’s lone offense in the first eight minutes of the first quarter was a basket by Malaika Kimmons as they fell behind by a 19-2 score.

Cierra Tolbert made a lay-up making it a 19-4 game, and after a three-pointer by Concord’s Maggie Guynn, Abi Gabauer ended the quarter with a jumper making it 22-6.

Concord built their lead out to 23 points, at 36-13, with 2:17 remaining in the half before Kimmons scored on a lay-up and Wilfong hit a jumper to close the quarter leaving Wesleyan down by a 36-17 score at the intermission.

Tolbert started the third quarter with a lay-up and after a free throw by Concord’s Madison May, Kimmons unleashed a three-pointer trimming the deficit to 15, at 37-22.

Wesleyan was down 17 points after a Gabauer basket at the 3:28 mark, at 45-28, but didn’t score the rest of the quarter as Concord took a 51-28 lead into the fourth quarter.

Concord started the fourth quarter on a 10-0 run taking a 61-28 lead with 8:04 left in the game.

Imani Jackson turned in an old-fashioned three-point play stopping the run but Concord scored the next eight points for a 38-point lead, at 69-31, with 6:19 remaining in the game.

Wesleyan ended the contest on an 11-3 run.

Wesleyan shot just 26.2 percent for the game hitting on 17 of their 65 field goal attempts.

Kimmons and Gabauer each had 11 points for Wesleyan while Tolbert had six points and 11 rebounds.

May paced Concord with 24 points while Riley Fitzwater tallied 10 points and 13 rebounds.

Concord improved to 18-8 overall and 14-5 in the MEC.

Wesleyan will return to action Wednesday when they visit Fairmont State for a 5:30 p.m. conference outing.

The boxscore:

W. Va. Wesleyan     6  11  11  14 – 42

Concord                22  14  15  21 – 72

West Virginia Wesleyan 42

Malaika Kimmons 5-12 0-0 11; Abi Gabauer 4-7 2-2 11; Cierra Tolbert 2-10 2-2 6; Nicole Gilyard 3-11 0-0 6; Courtney Wilfong 1-11 1-2 3; Imani Jackson 1-4 1-1 3; Anastasiya Karaivanova 1-2 0-0 2; Cydney Lapczynski 0-6 0-0 0; Amira Layeni 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 17-65 6-7 42.

Concord 72

Madison May 10-17 4-5 24; Riley Fitzwater 3-8 4-6 10; Maggie Guynn 3-8 1-2 9; Tamra Scott 3-6 1-1 7; Keely Lundy 2-6 0-0 6; Ashton Funderburg 3-5 0-0 6; Gracie Robinson 2-4 0-0 4; Jazz Blankenship 1-3 0-0 3; Nakaila Gray 1-1 0-0 2; Sasha Bates 0-0 1-2 1; Alexis Phillips 0-3 0-0 0; Laureyn Avery 0-0 0-0 0; Emilee Beggs 0-1 0-0 0; Abigail Gwinn 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 28-62 11-6 72.

Three-point field goals – West Virginia Wesleyan: Kimmons 1-2; Gabauer 1-2; Jackson 0-1; Lapczynski 0-3; Wilfong 0-6. Totals 2-16; Concord: Guynn 2-5; Lundy 2-5; Blankenship 1-3; May 0-1; Robinson 0-1. Totals 5-15.

Rebounds – West Virginia Wesleyan: Tolbert 11; Gilyard 6; Wilfong 6; Gabauer 5; Kimmons 4; Lapczynski 2. Totals 34; Concord: Fitzwater 13; May 7; Lundy 4; Robinson 4; Scott 4; Avery 4; Guynn 3; Philips 3; Funderburg 2; Bates 2. Totals 46.

Assists – West Virginia Wesleyan: Kimmons 2; Wilfong 2; Tolbert 1; Jackson 1. Totals 6; Concord: Robinson 5; Gray 3; Guynn 2; Funderburg 2. Totals 12.

Steals – West Virginia Wesleyan: Gabauer 3; Kimmons 2; Tolbert 1; Gilyard 1; Jackson 1; Karaivanova 1. Totals 9; Concord: Blankenship 3; May 2; Fitzwater 2; Guynn 1; Lundy 1; Scott 1. Totals 10.

Blocked shots – West Virginia Wesleyan: Tolbert 1. Totals 1; Concord: Fitzwater 2; Guynn 1; Lundy 1; Phillips 1. Totals 5.

Turnovers – West Virginia Wesleyan: 17; Concord: 16.

Personal fouls – West Virginia Wesleyan: 13; Concord: 9.

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