Lady ’Cats drop MEC contests to Notre Dame College and Urbana

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BUCKHANNON – The West Virginia Wesleyan women’s basketball team trailed Notre Dame College by just one point at halftime before eventually falling 85-68 Saturday afternoon in Mountain East Conference play at the Rockefeller Center.

After behind behind 32-31 at the intermission, the Lady Bobcats were outscored 26-17 in the third quarter to trail by 10, at 58-48, entering the final canto. The Falcon lead reached 20 points in the fourth quarter.

Stacy Remer led Wesleyan (5-9, 3-5 MEC) with 15 points. Abi Gabauer added 12 and Tara Goldman recorded 10 points.

Seina Adachi and Kim Cook both scored 17 points for Notre Dame College (10-5, 6-2 MEC).  Maggie King and Katie Karalic each added 10 points, with Cook tallying eight rebounds.

On Thursday night, Wesleyan saw a second-half rally fall short in dropping a 74-71 home verdict.

The Golden Knights got off to the quick start in the game, leading 23-12 after the first quarter and 41-31 at the break, but the Lady Bobcats came out strong in the third quarter, outscoring the visitors by 14 to hold a 57-53 lead going into the fourth.

The game remained close down the stretch and was tied at 71-71 with under a minute to play when Stefanie Davis hit a 3-pointer to put the Blue Knights up for good. WVWC had a few attempts to tie the game, but shots from distance wouldn’t fall and UU added free throws for the final margin.

Sylvia Hudson led the way for Urbana (7-4, 5-2 MEC) with 21 points and 12 rebounds. In addition to the key trey, Davis finished with 19 points, nine assists and seven rebounds. Jazmyn Haley chipped in 13 points.

The Lady Bobcats were led by 20 points from Remer. Mari Stewart added 17 and Goldman came off the bench to score 10.

Wesleyan will remain home at 5:30 p.m. Thursday to face MEC foe Charleston.

The boxscore:

Notre Dame College (10-5)

Kim Cook 6-10 3-3 17; Seina Adachi 7-14 0-0 17; Katie Karalic 5-8 0-0 10; Maggie King 4-5 0-0 10; Marisa Finazzo 4-10 0-0 9; Kyleigh Ramlow 2-6 2-2 8; Abi Oriti 2-2 1-1 5; Alli DeLaney 1-3 0-0 3; Mackenzie Meckes 1-4 0-0 2; Ciara Reed 1-3 0-0 2; Jessie Stout 1-1 0-0 2; Shay Davidson 0-0 0-0 0; Julie Kemp 0-0 0-0 0; Judie Lesesne 0-0 0-0 0; Madison Snider 0-0 0-0 0; Mariah McGhee 0-2 0-0 0; Erin Haislah 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 34-69 6-6 85.

WESLEYAN (5-9)

Stacy Remer 6-13 2-4 15; Abi Gabauer 4-6 3-3 12; Tara Goldman 5-9 0-0 10; Alexa Szelong 3-7 0-0 8; Mari Stewart 2-7 3-4 8; Kiara Rodriguez 2-2 0-3 4;

Summer Matlack 2-5 0-0 4; Victoria Jackson 1-3 1-2 3; Lana Long 0-2 2-2 2; Nicole Gilyard 1-1 0-0 2; Carrie Barnett 0-2 0-0 0; Katie Demi 0-0 0-0 0;

Brittany Stawovy 0-1 0-0 0; Mykenzie Martin 0-1 0-2 0. Totals 26-59 11-20 68.

Notre Dame College   16  16   26   27    85

Wesleyan                    14   17   17   20    68

3-point goals — NDC 11-23 (Seina Adachi 3-7; Maggie King 2-2; Kim Cook 2-3; Kyleigh Ramlow 2-5; Alli DeLaney 1-2; Marisa Finazzo 1-2; Mackenzie Meckes 0-1; Katie Karalic 0-1), WVWC 5-9 (Alexa Szelong 2-4; Stacy Remer 1-2; Abi Gabauer 1-1; Mari Stewart 1-2). Fouled out — None. Rebounds — NDC 42 (Kim Cook 8), WVWC 32 (Stacy Remer 6). Assists — NDC 21 (Kim Cook 5), WVWC 18 (Mykenzie Martin 4; Alexa Szelong 4). Total fouls — NDC  21, WVWC 13. Technical fouls — None. A-80

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