Women’s Basketball Preview: West Liberty & Wheeling

The Basics

The West Virginia Wesleyan (2-2, 1-1) women’s basketball team will resume Mountain East Conference competition with a home game on Wednesday (Dec. 1) versus West Liberty at 5:30 p.m. and a road game at Wheeling on Saturday (Dec. 4) at noon.

 Quick Hits

The Bobcats defeated Salem 78-77 on Wednesday (Nov. 17) for their first win of the season. WVWC edged MEC foe Frostburg State by six points on Nov. 20 at the Rockefeller Center.

Symphonie Bryant-Brown posted a career-high 28 points versus Frostburg State. Bryant-Brown’s 16.5 points per game scoring average ranks ninth in the MEC.

Cierra Tolbert dropped 17 points and hauled in 18 rebounds in the Bobcats’ victory over Salem. Tolbert is averaging 10.8 rebounds per game, which ranks third in the conference.

Freshman Electra Allembert’s 10.3 rebounds per game average is the fifth-highest in the MEC. Allembert has averaged 12.3 points per game in her first four collegiate contests.

Imani Jackson has made 32 out of 37 free throw attempts this season. Jackson’s .865 free throw percentage is the eighth highest in the conference.

Courtney Wilfong has averaged 10.8 points per game in her first four games.

Head coach Brett Vincent picked up his first win at WVWC on Nov. 17. Vincent completed a nine-year stint (2012-21) as the head men’s basketball coach at Chowan University in Murfreesboro, N.C., where he is the all-time wins leader.

Courtney Haines joined the WVWC women’s basketball team as an assistant coach in October of 2021. Haines was a four-year starter at Penn State Fayette and earned a spot on the USCAA D-II All-American team in 2017.


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