BUCKHANNON — Despite five West Virginia Wesleyan players managing to reach double-digit scoring totals, the Lady Bobcats dropped their season opener to Kentucky State on Sunday by an 89-77 score at Rockefeller Center.
The Bobcats started off hot, hitting the first basket of the game—a three from Courtney Wilfong—but cooled off afterwards. This allowed Kentucky State to seize control of the game with a 14-point run that they held for the rest of the game. The Lady Bobcats attempted to mount several runs in the second half, but they couldn’t manage to trim Kentucky State’s lead to any less than 10.
Wilfong and Cierra Tolbert paced the Lady Bobcats in scoring, both netting 15 points. Electra Allembert had a solid showing in her first collegiate game, almost registering a double-double by scoring 14 points and pulling down nine rebounds. Symphonie Bryant Brown had a good day orchestrating the offense, scoring 14 and dishing out four assists. Imani Jackson was a defensive menace, nabbing two steals by playing aggressively all night and managing to chip in 10 points offensively.
Following their loss in the opener, the Lady Bobcats will look to get back on track as they prepare to enter conference play in the coming weeks.