INDIANA, Pa. — Coach Vicky Bullett’s West Virginia Wesleyan Lady Bobcats opened their season Saturday facing one of the region’s toughest teams in the MEC/PSAC Challenge.
After playing No. 20 Indiana (Pa.) tight in the first half, Wesleyan eventually bowed to the Crimson Hawks 80-52.
IUP won the PSAC in 2017 and posted a 24-7 record. Several key players off that squad are back and their experience showed in the second half against a young Lady Bobcat squad. Wesleyan led 17-15 after one quarter, and was still within striking distance for much of the game. The Hawks led 32-28 at the half and 50-43 going into the final period. IUP closed the game with a 20-2 run to pull away.
Lana Long and Mari Stewart led the Wesleyan scoring with 11 and 10 points respectively. Stewart posted a team high 10 rebounds, with Tyra Hughes recording a team high three assists.
Lauren Wolosik led the Crimson attack with 17 points.