Lady ‘Cats have rough outing at Charleston in 105-38 setback


CHARLESTON – It was just a game you would rather forget if you are head coach Vicky Bullett and her West Virginia Wesleyan Lady Bobcats when they faced off against the University of Charleston Golden Eagles Wednesday evening at the H. Bernard Wehrle Arena.

The Lady ‘Cats dropped a 105-38 decision.

Wesleyan shot just 23.3 percent for the game, including just two-for-23 from behind the three-point arc and was forced into 31 turnovers.

Amira Layeni and Courtney Wilfong each knocked down jumpers for Wesleyan to stake them to a quick 4-0 lead 70 seconds in.

Charleston responded with an 11-0 run for an 11-4 lead with three minutes gone.

Layeni interrupted the run with a jumper to make it an 11-6 game, but Wesleyan only made one more jumper the rest of the quarter and trailed by a 30-8 margin heading into the second quarter.

Charleston ballooned their lead up to 43, at 59-16, with 90 seconds left in the half.

They led by 40, at 61-21, at the intermission.

The Lady ‘Cats saw their deficit get to 54 points, at 84-30, before Malaika Kimmons made a jumper to end the quarter.

Wesleyan managed just six points in the fourth quarter as they wound up losing by 67.

No Wesleyan player reached double digits as Abi Gabauer led the offense with nine points while Wilfong and Kimmons each had eight.

Charleston made good on 39 of their 72 field goal attempts for a 54.2 percent shooting night.

Brooklyn Pannell led Charleston with 27 points while Anna Hayton poured in 19.

Emily Simon added 12 points and six rebounds.

Charleston improved to 11-2 overall and 6-1 in the MEC.

Wesleyan dropped to 3-10 overall and 1-6 in the MEC.

The Lady Bobcats will return to action today when they host West Virginia State at 2 p.m.

The boxscore:

West Virginia Wesleyan                                                    8  13  11  6 – 38

Charleston                                                                    30  31  23  21 – 105

West Virginia Wesleyan 38

Abi Gabauer 3-8 2-2 9; Courtney Wilfong 3-7 1-2 8; Malaika Kimmons 2-8 4-6 8; Amira Layeni 3-11 0-0 6; Cydney Lapczynski 2-5 1-1 5; Cierra Tolbert 1-5 0-0 2; Brittany Stawovy 0-6 0-0 0; Imami Jackson 0-6 0-0 0; Nicole Gilyard 0-3 0-0 0; Anastasiya Karaivanova 0-1 0-2 0. Totals 14-60 8-13 38.

Charleston 105

Brooklyn Pannell 12-21 1-1 27; Anna Hayton 7-14 5-6 19; Emily Simon 4-8 2-2 12; Megan Haines 2-5 5-6 9; Trinity Palacio 4-5 0-0 8; Erykah Russell 3-6 2-3 8; Anastasiia Zakharova 3-4 0-0 6; Dakota Reeves 2-5 0-0 6; Taliyah Hopkins 1-2 3-4 5; Mackenzie Loos 0-1 3-4 3; Rachel Neff 1-1 0-0 2; Embla Anderson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 39-72 21-26 105.

Three-point field goals – West Virginia Wesleyan: Wilfong 1-4; Gabauer 1-4; Lapczynski 0-1; Kimmons 0-1; Jackson 0-2; Stawovy 0-5; Layeni 0-6. Totals 2-23; Charleston: Pannell 2-4; Reeves 2-4; Simon 2-5; Hayton 0-1; Haines 0-1; Loos 0-1. Totals 6-16.

Rebounds – West Virginia Wesleyan: Kimmons 6; Tolbert 6; Karaivanova 6; team 4; Stawovy 3; Layeni 3; Jackson 3; Gabauer 3; Lapczynski 3; Wilfong 2; Gilyard 2. Totals 41; Charleston: Russell 8; Simon 6; Hopkins 6; Hayton 5; Palacio 3; Pannell 2; Haines 2; Reeves 2; Loos 2; team 2; Neff 1. Totals 44.

Assists – West Virginia Wesleyan: Wilfong 2; Stawovy 1; Gilyard 1; Kimmons 1; Lapczynski 1. Totals 6; Charleston: Palacio 8; Haines 5; Simon 4; Pannell 1; Hayton 1; Zakharova 1; Russell 1. Totals 21.

Steals – West Virginia Wesleyan: Gabauer 1; Lapczynski 1. Totals 2; Charleston: Palacio 7; Pannell 5; Reeves 3; Hayton 2; Simon 2; Zakharova 2; Russell 1; Loos 1. Totals 23.

Blocked shots – West Virginia Wesleyan: Karaivanvoa 2. Totals 2; Charleston: Hayton 4; Pannell 1; Zakharova 1; Russell 1. Totals 7.

Turnovers – West Virginia Wesleyan: 31; Charleston: 9.

Personal fouls – West Virginia Wesleyan: 19; Charleston: 16.

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