Lady Bobcats drop 73-57 decision to Frostburg State in conference match-up


BUCKHANNON – The West Virginia Wesleyan Lady Bobcats fell behind by double digits in the first quarter and was never able to catch up to Frostburg State in a Mountain East Conference clash Wednesday evening at Rockefeller Center.

The Lady ‘Cats fell behind by an 18-8 margin after one quarter and lost a 73-57 decision.

The loss was the 12th in a row for the Lady ‘Cats as they saw their record fall to 3-14 overall and 1-10 in the MEC.

Wesleyan had an early lead in the game as Amira Layeni put in a pair of jumpers to treat the Lady Bobcats to a 6-3 lead at the 7:14 mark of the first quarter.

Wesleyan went cold after that not scoring for the next seven minutes as Frostburg State went on a 15-0 for an 18-6 advantage.

Abi Gabauer finally ended the drought for Wesleyan with a jumper with seven seconds left in the quarter.

Scoring the first four points of the second quarter, Frostburg State opened their lead up to 14, at 22-8.

Down 24-11, Wesleyan scored six straight with Nicole Gilyard and Cierra Tolbert putting in jumpers and Courtney Wilfong scoring on a leaner in the paint to make it a 24-17 contest with 4:13 remaining in the half.

A jumper by Tolbert kept Wesleyan down by seven, at 28-21, with 1:19 left in the half, but Frostburg State closed on a 7-2 run for a 35-23 advantage at the half.

A three-pointer by Brittany Stawovy kept Wesleyan down by eight, at 39-31, with 7:11 remaining in the third quarter.

Wesleyan was still down by eight, at 44-36, before Frostburg State went on a 9-0 run taking a 53-36 lead with 90 seconds left in the quarter.

Wesleyan trailed going into the fourth quarter by a 55-40 margin.

Tolbert started the final quarter with a lay-up closing the gap to 13, at 55-42.

Wesleyan remained down by 13 at the 6:39 mark, at 58-45.

They couldn’t get any closer than 13 points as Frostburg State outscored Wesleyan in the final six minutes by a 15-12 score.

Stawovy led Wesleyan with 13 points while Gilyard added 12 and Tolbert 10.

Frostburg State was led by Amanda Emory’s 16 points.

Frostburg State improved to 3-14 overall and 2-9 in the MEC.

The Lady Bobcats will return to the court today when they visit Davis & Elkins for a 2 p.m. clash.

The boxscore:

Frostburg State                                                             18  17  20  18 – 73

West Virginia Wesleyan                                                 8  15  17  17 – 57

Frostburg State 73

Amanda Emory 7-10 1-2 16; Morgan Dombroski 4-10 3-3 14; Victoria Diggs 5-15 0-0 13; Arianna Briggs-Hall 5-13 1-2 12; Drew Dunathan 3-5 0-0 6; Anhai Allen 2-6 0-0 4; Sydney Stotler 0-1 4-4 4; Ciara Thomas 1-10 0-2 2; Kaitlyn Rogers 0-0 2-2 2; Grace Butera 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 27-71 8-22 73.

West Virginia Wesleyan 57

Brittany Stawovy 4-12 2-2 13; Nicole Gilyard 3-10 6-8 12; Cierra Tolbert 5-12 0-2 10; Amira Layeni 4-12 1-2 9; Abi Gabauer 4-8 0-0 9; Courtney Wilfong 1-3 2-2 4; Imani Jackson 0-1 0-0 0; Anastasiya Karaivanvoa 0-0 0-0 0; Malaika Kimmons 0-0 0-0 0; Cydney Lapczynski 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 21-58 11-16 57.

Three-point field goals – Frostburg State: Dombroksi 3-4; Diggs 3-11; Briggs-Hall 1-1 Emory 1-2; Allen 0-1. Totals 8-22; West Virginia Wesleyan: Stawovy 3-9; Gabauer 1-4; Layeni 0-2; Wilfong 0-1. Totals 4-16.

Rebounds – Frostburg State: Briggs-Hall 12; Emory 10; Allen 6; Thomas 6; Diggs 4; Stotler 4; Dombroski 2; Butera 1. Totals 45; West Virginia Wesleyan: Tolbert 8; Gilyard 7; Wilfong 4; Stawovy 3; Layeni 3; Kimmons 2; Jackson 1; Gagauer 1. Totals 29.

Assists – Frostburg State: Thomas 4; Diggs 2; Allen 2; Dombroski 2; Briggs-Hall 1. Totals 11; West Virginia Wesleyan: Wilfong 4; Stawovy 3; Tolbert 1. Totals 8.

Steals – Frostburg State: Dombroski 3; Stotler 1; Rogers 1. Totals 5; West Virginia Wesleyan: Stawovy 1; Layeni 1; Wilfong 1; Jackson 1; Gilyard 1. Totals 5.

Blocked shots – Frostburg State: Emory 1; West Virginia Wesleyan: Tolbert 2; Gilyard 1; Layeni 1; Stawovy 1. Totals 5.

Turnovers – Frostburg State: 13; West Virginia Wesleyan: 14.

Personal fouls – Frostburg State: 15; West Virginia Wesleyan: 16.

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