Lady Bobcats fall to MEC league-leading Glenville State by a 108-74 score

Nicole Gilyard (15) of the West Virginia Wesleyan Lady Bobcats puts up a shot in front of Glenville State’s Abby Stoller (24) during the second half of their Mountain East Conference clash Wednesday evening at Rockefeller Center. Gilyard had 12 points and six rebounds as the Lady ‘Cats dropped a 108-74 decision to Glenville State.

BUCKHANNON – West Virginia Wesleyan freshman center Cierra Tolbert had a career night scoring a game-high 28 points and adding six rebounds, but it wasn’t enough to carry the Lady Bobcats to a victory over the league-leading and highest scoring offense in the nation in the Glenville State Pioneers.

The Lady Bobcats dropped a 108-74 decision.

Wesleyan never led in the game and trailed by a 7-0 score early before Tolbert put Wesleyan on the board with a lay-up at the 7:48 mark.

Down 14-4, Tolbert scored three consecutive baskets for Wesleyan to cut the lead down to four, at 14-10.

A jumper by Malaika Kimmons trimmed the Pioneer lead down to just three, at 19-16, with 2:30 remaining in the opener quarter.

Glenville State ended the quarter on an 11-4 run for a 30-20 lead at the end of one quarter.

Glenville State started the second quarter on a 14-2 run opening up a 44-22 lead and pushed their lead to 26 after a three-pointer by Abby Stoller, at 52-26.

Cydney Lapczynski scored the final five points of the half for Wesleyan trimming the deficit down to 21 at the break, at 52-31.

A jumper by Lapczynski made it a 19-point game, at 54-35 with 1:47 gone in the third quarter.

Glenville extended their however to 35 at the end of the third quarter, leading 81-46.

Wesleyan outscored Glenville State in the final period by a 28-27 margin.

The closed they could get was 31 points following a lay-up by Tolbert at the 2:25 mark.

Following Tolbert in the scoring column for the Lady ‘Cats were Nicole Gilyard with 12 points and Malaika Kimmons with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

Glenville State put five players in double digits with Re’Shawna Stone leading the way with 26 points.

Glenville State improved to 21-4 overall and 16-2 in the MEC.

Wesleyan dropped to 3-22 overall and 1-18 in the MEC.

The Lady Bobcats will return to action today when they visit Concord for a 2 p.m. MEC outing.

The boxscore:

Glenville State            30  22  29  27 – 108

W. Va. Wesleyan   20  11  15  28 – 74

Glenville State 108

Re’Shawna Stone 11-17 1-2 26; Zakiyah Winfield 8-13 2-2 18; Emily Stoller 7-20 0-0 17; Ty Armstrong 6-10 2-2 14; Taychaun Hubbard 6-10 1-2 13; Victoria Brown 2-3 2-2 6; Lucille Westfall 2-6 0-0 5; Abby Stoller 1-3 0-0 3; Kaylee Pierce 1-4 0-0 3; Mashayla Cecil 1-2 0-0 3; Blaize Burgess 0-2 0-0 0; Kaneshia Afi 0-0 0-0 0; Makayla Pierce 0-2 0-0 0; Alexis Wise 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 45-92 8-10 108.

West Virginia Wesleyan 74

Cierra Tolbert 12-17 4-4 28; Nicole Gilyard 5-17 2-2 12; Malaika Kimmons 5-10 0-0 10; Cydney Lapczynski 4-8 0-0 9; Abi Gabauer 3-6 0-0 7; Courtney Wilfong 2-6 0-0 4; Imani Jackson 1-3 2-2 4; Anastasiya Karainvanova 0-5 0-0 0. Totals 32-72 8-8 74.

Three-point field goals – Glenville State: Stone 3-5; E. Stoller 3-11; A. Stoller 1-1; Cecil 1-2; Westfall 1-3; K. Pierce 1-3; Winfield 0-2; Armstrong 0-2; M. Pierce 0-2; Hubbard 0-1. Totals 10-32; West Virginia Wesleyan: Lapczynski 1-3; Gabauer 1-3. Totals 2-6.

Rebounds – Glenville State: Westfall 9; E. Stoller 7; A. Stoller 4; Stone 3; Winfield 3; Armstrong 3; Hubbard 3; K. Pierce 1; Afi 1; M. Pierce 1. Totals 35; West Virginia Wesleyan: Kimmons 11; Tolbert 6; Gilyard 6; Wilfong 6; Karaivanova 4; Gabauer 3; team 1. Totals 37.

Assists – Glenville State: Stone 5; Afi 3; Winfield 2; E. Stoller 2; Armstrong 2; Brown 1; A. Stoller 1; West Virginia Wesleyan: Wilfong 7; Gilyard 3; Lapczynski 3; Jackson 3 Kimmons 3. Totals 19.

Steals – Glenville State: A. Stoller 4; Burgess 2; Stone 1; Winfield 1; E. Stoller 1; Hubbard 1; Brown 1; Westfall 1; K. Pierce 1; Cecil 1; Afi 1. Totals 15; West Virginia Wesleyan: Jackson 2; Tilbet 1; Wilfong 1. Totals 4.

Blocked shots – Glenville State: A. Stolle 1; Burgess 1. Totals 2; West Virginia Wesleyan: None.

Turnovers – Glenville State: 8; West Virginia Wesleyan: 28.

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

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