Lady ’Cats tumble to Shepherd


SHEPHERDSTOWN ­ —  Only one player reached in double figures as the cold-shooting West Virginia Wesleyan women’s basketball team dropped a 65-47 verdict to Shepherd Wednesday night in Mountain East Conference action.

The Lady Bobcats, who connected on just 21.7 percent of their field-goal attempts (15-of-69) and were 1-of-16 from beyond the arc, fell to 5-12 overall and 3-8 in MEC games. They have dropped six straight games.

Wesleyan led 2-0 on a layup by Stacy Remer to start the game before the Rams built a 16-9 advantage after one quarter.

The Lady Bobcats eventually regained a one-point lead, at 17-16, on a Remer jumper with 6:31 left in the second quarter.

Wesleyan would not lead again, however, as Shepherd went on a 10-2 run en route to taking a 26-23 advantage into the intermission.

The Lady Bobcats got within two points twice in the third quarter — the final time coming on a layup by Victoria Jackson with 5:51 left that made it 31-29 — before the Rams reeled off eight straight points to construct a 10-point edge, at 39-29, after Kayla Tibbs’ 3-pointer with 3:22 left in the third quarter.

The Shepherd advantage was 52-36 entering the final frame and Wesleyan came no closer than 14 points the remainder of the game.

Morgan Arden’s game-high 26 points led the Rams (9-8, 5-6 MEC).

She was 6-of-7 from 3-point land.

She also had six assists and five rebounds. Sydney Clayton scored 11 and Tibbs and Tiffany McKinney each netted 10.

Jackson led the Lady Bobcats with 10 points. Mari Stewart added eight points and eight rebounds, Summer Matlack four assists and Remer four steals.

Wesleyan will travel to MEC leader and No. 18 Glenville State at 2 p.m. Saturday. The Pioneers have won 16 straight games.

The boxscore:

Wesleyan (5-12, 3-8 MEC)

Summer Matlack 1-8 2-4 4, Mari Stewart 2-13 3-4 8, Alexa Szelong 0-2 0-0 0, Stacy Remer 2-6 0-0 4, Tara Goldman 2-5 1-2 5, Brittany Stawovy 1-6 0-0 2, Nicole Gilyard 1-2 1-2 3, Lana Long 3-6 2-2 8, Victoria Jackson 2-13 6-8 10, Carrie Barnett 1-1 0-0 2, Kiara Rodriguez 0-4 1-2 1, Mykenzie Martin 0-2 0-0 0, Abi Gabauer 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 15-69 16-24 47

Shepherd (9-8, 5-6 MEC)

Morgan Arden 9-16 2-2 26, Tiffany McKinney 2-8 6-7 10, Sydney Clayton 5-7 1-1 11, Kayla Tibbs 3-10 2-3 10, Kari Lankford 1-2 2-4 4, Liz Moormann 2-2 0-0 4, Marley McLaughlin 0-1 0-0 0, Jazmyne Howard 0-1 0-0 0, Lauren Reed 0-4 0-0 0, Sydney Shaw 0-0 0-0 0, Lindsey Bedregal 0-0 0-0 0, TaRaessha Henderson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 22-51 13-17 65

Wesleyan    9  14  13  11 — 47

Shepherd  16  10  26  13 — 65

3-point goals — WVWC 1-16 (Stewart 1-4, Matlack 0-2, Szelong 0-1, Remer 0-1, Martin 0-1, Stawovy 0-4, Gabauer 0-1, Jackson 0-2). SU 8-18 (Arden 6-7, Tibbs 2-7, McKinney 0-1, Reed 0-3). Fouled out — None. Rebounds — WVWC 50 (Stewart, Jackson 8), SU 43 (Clayton 9). Assists — WVWC 7 (Matlack 4), SU 17 (Arden 6). Technical fouls — None. A-257


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