Lady Bobcats down Urbana in double OT; fall to Notre Dame

West Virginia Wesleyan’s Trya Hughes (3) scored a team-high 26 points in the Lady Bobcats’ 107-99 double overtime win at Urbana Thursday night in a Mountain East Conference action. Wesleyan will host Salem Tuesday at 6 p.m.

SOUTH EUCLID (Ohio) – With their month-long holiday break now behind them, it was back to business for the West Virginia Wesleyan Lady Bobcats as they played a pair of Mountain East Conference road games last week.

The Lady Bobcats went to Urbana Thursday and pulled out a 107-99 double overtime win over the Blue Knights, but fell Saturday afternoon to Notre Dame College by a 78-62 score.

The split left the Lady ‘Cats of head coach Vicky Bullett with a 3-7 overall record and a 3-5 MEC mark.

The Urbana game was as tight as it could be with 32 lead changes.

Wesleyan’s biggest lead in the first quarter came at the start of the game when Tyra Hughes scored two free throws and Nicole Gilyard made a lay-up as Wesleyan took an early 4-0 lead.

Urbana’s biggest lead in the first 10 minutes was at the 4:03 mark on a Jada Love 3-pointer that gave them a 16-14 lead.

The first quarter wound up being tied at 22-22.

Urbana took a five-point lead on a 3-pointer by Bailey Draughn, at 36-31 with 6:52 remaining in the second quarter, but Wesleyan went on a 7-0 run capped by a lay-up from Summer Matlack with 3:41 left in the half.

Urbana went into the break up by one, at 46-45.

Urbana built a five-point lead late in the third quarter at 62-57, but Hughes made a lay-up, and after an Urbana free throw, Gilyard scored in the paint to make it a 63-61 game heading into the final quarter.

Urbana maintained a two-point lead, at 67-65, but Hughes scored on a jumper, Brittany Stawovy drained a trey and Alexa Szelong uncorked a 3-pointer to give Wesleyan a 73-67 lead with 5:54 left in regulation.

Urbana went on a 9-3 run over the next four minutes to deadlock the game at 76-76 with a minute left.

Szelong’s 3-point attempt missed at the regulation buzzer.

Hughes scored a fast break lay-up and Amira Layeni scored on a jumper to give Wesleyan an 80-76 lead early in the overtime session, but Urbana went on an 11-4 run for an 87-84 lead with 32 seconds remaining.

Amira made one of two at the line, but Hughes pulled down the offensive rebound and drilled a trey to give Wesleyan an 88-87 lead with 16 seconds left.

The Lady ‘Cats fouled Sylvia Hudson, but she only made one of her two foul shots as the teams headed into a second overtime.

The second overtime belonged to Wesleyan.

They went on a 9-2 run during the first two minutes of the period which was capped off by a jumper by Ali Gabauer that gave Wesleyan a 97-89 lead.

Urbana trimmed it to four after a 3-pointer by Sa’dera Johnson, at 103-99 with 34 seconds left, but couldn’t get any closer.

Hughes scored a team-high 26 points while Stawovy came off the bench to score 18.

Szelong added 17 and Gabauer 14.

Against Notre Dame College, Wesleyan’s only lead was at the start of the game on a basket by Gilyard which made it a 2-0 contest.

Wesleyan trailed by nine after the first quarter ended, down 20-11.

Notre Dame built a 16-point lead midway through the second quarter, but Wesleyan trimmed it down to 10 at the intermission at 40-30.

Wesleyan could never get closer than eight points in the third quarter as Notre Dame took a 60-47 lead heading into the final 10 minutes of action.

Wesleyan trimmed their deficit to 14 on several occasions in the fourth quarter but could never get any closer.

Gilyard compiled a double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds while Szelong added 13 points.

The Lady ‘Cats will return to action Tuesday when they host Salem International at 6 p.m. in a non-conference game.

They will hit the road Thursday when they visit  the University of Charleston for a 5:30 p.m. league contest.

The boxscores:

Wesleyan    22  23  16  15  12  19 — 107

Urbana      22  24  17  13  12  11 — 99

West Virginia Wesleyan 107

Tyra Hughes 10-18 3-4 26, Alexa Szelong 5-13 5-6 17, Nicole Gilyard 3-7 0-0 6, Amira Layeni 2-7 1-3 5, Mykenzie Martin 0-1 0-0 0, Brittany Stawovy 5-10 4-4 18, Abi Gabauer 6-11 1-1 14, Summer Matlack 4-5 4-5 12, Anastasiya Karaivanova 1-2 1-2 3, Kalaika Kimmons 1-2 0-0 2, Cydney Lapczynski 1-3 0-0 2, Victoria Jackson 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 39-80 19-25 107.

Urbana 99

Sylvia Hudson 13-23 12-15 38, Sa’dera Johnson 4-8 3-4 14, Erin Morrow 4-11 1-4, Megan Beachy 2-9 2-2 7, Nikki Current 2-7 0-0 5, Jada Love 4-4 1-2 10, Bailey Draughn 2-5 0-0 5, Kami McEldowney 1-8 1-2 4, Weston Minnich 1-3 0-2 3, Sydney Moore 0-0 0-0 0. 33-79 22-33 99.

Three-point field goals – West Virginia Wesleyan: Stawovy 4-6, Hughes 3-8, Szelong 2-5, Gabauer 1-1, Martin 0-1. Totals 10-21; Urbana: Johnson 3-3, Morrow 2-6, McEldowney 1-6, Beachy 1-5, Draughn 1-2, Current 1-1, Love 1-1, Minnich 1-1, Moore 0-1, Hudson 0-3. Totals 11-29.

Rebounds – West Virginia Wesleyan: Szelong 7, Stawovy 6, Gilyard 4, Layeni 4, Gabauer 4, Hughes 3, Matlack 3, Karaivanova 3, Lapczynski 1, team 9. Totals 44; Urbana: Hudson 20, Beachy 8, Morrow 4, Current 4, Minnich 3, Johnson 1, Love 1, McEldowney 1, team 10. Totals 52.

Assists – West Virginia Wesleyan: Hughes 5, Matlack 5, Szelong 3, Layeni 3, Stawovy 2, Kimmons 2, Gilyard 1, Gabauer 1, Lapczynski 1. Totals 23; Urbana: Hudson 6, Beachy 4, Johnson 3, Morrow 3, Love 2, Current 1, McEldowney 1. Totals 20.

Steals – West Virginia Wesleyan: Matlack 3, Hughes 2, Szelong 2, Gabauer 2, Kimmons 2. Totals  12; Urbana: Hudson 7, Beachy 3, Draugh 1, McEldowney 1. Totals 12.

Blocked shots – West Virginia Wesleyan: Stawovy 2, Layeni 1, Gilyard 1, Karaivanova 1. Total 5; Urbana: Hudson 1, Morrow 1, Beachy 1, Current 1. Totals 4.

Personal fouls – West Virginia Wesleyan: 24; Urbana: 18.

Turnovers – West Virginia Wesleyan: 17; Urbana: 18.

Wesleyan               11  19  17  15 – 62

Notre Dame           20  20  20  18 – 78

West Virginia Wesleyan 62

Gilyard 6-11 3-3 15, Szelong 6-9 0-0 13, Lyeni 3-7 1-2 8, Hughes 0-4 0-0 0, Martin 0-3 0-0 0, Gabauer 5-13 0-0 11, Stawovy 1-7 1-2 4, Matlack 1-3 0-0 3, Lapczynski 1-4 0-0 3, Kimmons 1-1 1-2 3, Karaivaova 1-4 0-0 2, Carrie Barnett 0-2 0-0 0, Todd 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 25-69 14-23 62.

Notre Dame 78

Kyliegh Ramlow 7-9 0-0 20, Katie Karalic 6-9 4-6 16, Jessie Stout 6-6 0-0 12, Seina Adachi 3-8 0-0 7, Aib Oriti 2-4 0-0 4, Alli DeLaney 2-5 0-0 6, Stephanie Kemp 2-2 0-0 5, Tamia Ridley 2-6 0-0 4, Theresa Parr 0-3 2-2 2, Ajia McIntyre 0-0 2-2 2, Maggie King 0-1 0-0 0, Julie Kemp 0-2 0-0 0, Shay Davidson 0-2 0-0 0, Judie Lesesne 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 30-57 8-10 78.

Three-point field goals – West Virginia Wesleyan: Layeni 1-1, Szelong 1-2, Gabauer 1-2, Matlack 1-2, Lapczynski 1-2, Stawovy 1-5, Barnett 0-1, Todd 0-1, Martin 0-2, Hughes 0-3. Totals 6-21; Notre Dame: Ramlow 6-8, DeLaney 2-5 Adachi 1-3, Kemp 1-1, Oriti 0-1, King 0-1, Kemp 0-1. Totals 10-20.

Rebounds – West Virginia Wesleyan: Gilyard 12, Gabauer 5, Karaivanova 5, Stawovy 3, Szelong 2, Layeni 1, Kimmons 1, Barnett 1, team 7. Totals 37; Notre Dame: Stout 5, Oriti 4, DeLaney 4, Karalick 3, Lesesne 3, Adachi 2, Kemp 2, Ridley 2, Parr 2, Ramlow 1, McIntyre 1, Davidson 1, team 6. Totals 36.

Assists – West Virginia Wesleyan: Gilyard 2, Hughes 2, Matlack 2, Lapczynski 2, Szelong 1, Layeni 1, Martin 1, Stawovy 1, Karaivanova 1. Totals 13; Notre Dame: Karalic 5, Adachi 4, Oriti 3, Ramlow 2, Parr 1. Totals 15.

Steals – West Virginia Wesleyan: Gilyard 2, Szelong 2, Hughes 1, Stawovy 1, Todd 1. Totals 7; Notre Dame: Ramlow 2, Karalic 2, Adachi 1, Oriti 1, Parr 1. Totals 7.

Blocked shots – West Virginia Wesleyan: Layeni 1. Totals 1; Notre Dame: Stout 1, Oriti 1, Ridley 1. Totals 3.

Personal fouls – West Virginia Wesleyan: 10; Notre Dame: 17.

Turnovers – West Virginia Wesleyan: 13; Notre Dame: 17.

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