Lady Bobcats fall to No. 19 Glenville State, 98-53

Symphonie Bryant-Brown (2) pops in a jumper in front of Glenville State’s Re’Shawna Stone (20) during their MEC contest Saturday afternoon. Bryant-Brown had four points and two rebounds in Wesleyan’s 98-53 loss.

BUCKHANNON – The West Virginia Wesleyan Lady Bobcats simply didn’t have enough fire power to stay with the up-tempo and 19th-ranked Glenville State Lady Pioneers in their Mountain East Conference matchup Saturday afternoon.

The Lady Pioneers are known for their fast-paced offense and Wesleyan was no match for them in a 98-53 setback at Rockefeller Center.

In the 40-minute game, Glenville State fired up 97 shots. They came into the game averaging 111 points per game in their first three contests of the year.

The game started out well enough for Wesleyan as they went up by a 4-0 score behind a pair of baskets from Courtney Wilfong.

Wesleyan kept Glenville State off the scoreboard for almost the first two minutes of action as the Lady Pioneers finally scored on a dunk by Zakiyah Winfield.

Down 7-6, Wesleyan went on a mini 4-0 run behind a lay-up from Brittany Stawovy and a lay-up by Wilfong for a 10-7 advantage at the 4:33 mark of the first quarter.

The tide turned for Wesleyan though as Glenville State went on a 13-0 run over the next three minutes of action for a 20-10 lead.

Wesleyan trailed by a 22-12 margin heading into the second quarter.

A jumper by Wesleyan’s Imani Jackson pulled the hostesses to within seven, at 23-16, with 90 seconds gone in the second quarter, but it was all Glenville State after that.

Glenville State outscored Wesleyan the rest of the quarter by a 24-8 margin for a 47-24 lead at the break.

Things didn’t get much better for Wesleyan in the third quarter as they allowed the Lady Pioneers 33 points in the stanza.

Wesleyan’s biggest deficit was 39 points and they trailed by 37 heading into the final quarter, at 80-43.

Taylor Dunbar and Abi Gabauer opened the fourth quarter with a pair of baskets for Wesleyan shrinking the deficit down to 33, but the rest of the quarter belonged to Glenville State as they outscored the Lady Bobcats by an 18-6 margin.

Re’Shawna Stone came off the bench for Glenville State to score a game-high 24 points.

Winfield had a double-double for Glenville State with 19 points and 12 rebounds while Taychaun Hubbard had 13 points.

The Lady Pioneers improved to 3-1 overall and 3-1 in the MEC.

Wesleyan was led by Wilfong who had a team-high 17 points and five rebounds. She was the only Lady Bobcat to reach double digits.

Cierra Tolbert added eight points and grabbed a team-best eight rebounds.

Wesleyan dropped to 0-3 overall and 0-3 in the MEC heading into Monday’s make-up contest with Fairmont State.

They will return to action at home on Wednesday when they face West Virginia State at 5 p.m. in a MEC contest.

The boxscore:

Glenville State      22  25  33  18 – 98

W. Va, Wesleyan  12  12  19  10 – 53

Glenville State 98

Re;Shawna Stone 8-15 5-5 24; Zakiyah Winfield 9-14 1-2 19; Taychaun Hubbard 5-8 2-4 13; Dazha Congleton 4-13 0-0 9; Abby Stoller 3-9 0-0 7; Jada Mitchell 3-7 1-1 7; Kaylee Pierce 2-6 1-1 6; Mashayla Cecil 2-3 0-0 4; Alexis Maynard 2-2 0-2 4; Vendela Danielsson 1-8 0-0 2;  Deja Atkinson 1-1 0-0 2; Taylor Smith 0-3 0-0 0; Makayla Pierce 0-3 0-0 0; Victoria Brown 0-2 0-0 0; Julia Harrington 0-2 9-0 0; Tyesha Taylor 0-0 0-0 0; Zephaniah Gray 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 40-97 10-15.

West Virginia Wesleyan 53

Courtney Wilfong 8-17 1-2 17; Cierra Tolbert 4-19 0-0 8; Brittany Stawovy 3-9 0-0 6; Abi Gabauer 2-4 2-2 6; Symphonie Bryant-Brown 2-8 0-0 4; Imani Jackson 2-2 0-0 4; Taylor Dunbar 2-4 0-0 4; Ariana Harmon 0-4 2-2 2; Malaika Kimmons 1-3 0-0 2; Summer Matlack 0-5 0-0 0; Tamera Maple 0-1 0-0 0; Kamryn Williamson 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 24-68 5-6 53.

Three-point field goals – Glenville State: Stone 3-6; Congleton 1-2; Hubbard 1-4; Stoller 1-5; Pierce 1-5; Danielsson 1-6; Cecil 0-1; Pierce 0-1; Harrington 0-1; Gray 0-1; Smith 0-2; Mitchell 0-3. Totals 8-37; West Virginia Wesleyan: Wilfong 0-3; Matlack 0-3; Stawovy 0-2; Harmon 0-2; Bryant-Brown Symphonie 0-1; Gabauer 0-1; Williamson 0-1. Totals 0-13.

Rebounds – Glenville State: Stoller 14; Winfield 12; team 7; Taylor 5; Stone 4; Harrington 4; Hubbard 3; Pierce 3; Brown 3; Congleton 2; Danielsson 2; Cecil 1; Maynard 1; Atkinson 1; Smith 1; Pierce 1. Totals 64; West Virginia Wesleyan: Tolbert 8; Stawovy 6; Wilfong 5; Jackson 4; Harmon 4; Gabauer 3; team 3; Bryant-Brown 2; Dunbar 2; Kimmons 2. Totals 39.

Assists – Glenville State: Winfield 4; Congleton 3; Hubbard 2; Stoller 2; Stone 2; Taylor 2; Mitchell 1; Maynard 1; Danielsson 1; Brown 1. Totals 19; West Virginia Wesleyan: Wilfong 6; Bryant-Brown 3; Matlack 3; Stawovy 2. Totals 14.

Steals – Glenville State: Stoller 4; Congleton 3; Stone 3; Atkinson 2; Winfield 1; Hubbard 1; Mitchell 1; Pierce 1; Brown 1. Totals 17; West Virginia Wesleyan: Wilfong 4; Gabauer 2; Stawovy 1; Bryant-Brown 1. Totals 8.

Blocked shots – Glenville State: Stoller 2; Congleton 1. Totals 3; West Virginia Wesleyan: Tolbert 1; Stawovy 1; Harmon 1. Totals 3.

Turnovers – Glenville State: 15; West Virginia Wesleyan: 27.

Personal fouls – Glenville State: 15; West Virginia Wesleyan: 17.

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