WVWC Women’s Basketball

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The young West Virginia Wesleyan College women’s basketball team (2-6, 1-5 MEC) has had moments of brilliance up to this point in the 2021-22 season. Lady Bobcats’ Head Coach Brett Vincent will look for his team to find some consistency following their holiday break. 

The Lady Bobcats have looked fairly good offensively, scoring 497 total points good enough for a respectable 62.1 points per game. The Lady Bobcats have shot a combined 173-505 (34.3%) from the field, on average notching 21.6 made field goals per game. As a team, the Lady Bobcats aren’t very proficient shooting the ball from distance, only converting 18-113 (15.9%) on shots from three-point range. However, they have shot a fairly efficient 133-195 (68.2%) from the charity stripe, good enough for 16.6 made free throws on average per game. The Lady Bobcats balanced offensive brand of basketball has led to strong assist numbers, racking up 68 assists as a team so far this season. However, if they hope to be even more potent as a unit offensively in the second half of the season, the Lady Bobcats will have to trim their number of turnovers, committing 153 so far this season. 

Possibly the strongest area for the Lady Bobcats team this season has come in terms of rebounding the basketball. The Lady Bobcats have shown they can hang with anyone on the boards, pulling down 333 total rebounds, rounding out to 41.6 rebounds per game. The physicality of the Lady Bobcats has led them to consistently out-rebound opponents, keeping them in several games this season.

The Lady Bobcats have struggled on the defensive end all season long. The Lady Bobcats have allowed opponents to score a combined 595 points on the year, allowing 74.4 points per game on average. They have struggled to generate pressure, only registering 52 total steals and 16 blocks so far this season, only 6.5 and 2 a game on average respectively. 

As for individual statistics, freshman guard Symphonie Bryant-Brown leads the team in scoring averaging 14.1 points per game. Bryant-Brown also pulls down a respectable 4.5 rebounds per game. She has made 8 starts in 8 games played this season, playing an average of 31.6 minutes per game. Bryant-Brown has shot 6-27 (22.2%) from deep, 25-42 (59.5%) from the charity stripe, and 41-106 (38.7%) from the field this season. The do-it all guard has also recorded 20 assists, 13 steals, 5 blocks. Sophomore guard Courtney Wilfong isn’t far behind Bryant-Brown in terms of scoring, putting up an average of 11.3 points per game. Much like Beyant-Brown, Wilfong is a strong rebounding guard, pulling down 4.4 rebounds per game. Wilfong has made 8 starts in 8 games played this season, playing an average of 35.3 minutes per game. Wilfong has shot 6-21 (28.6%) from deep, 20-30 (66.7%) from the charity stripe, and 32-75 (42.7) from the field this season. Wilfong has also dished out 12 assists and nabbed 4 steals to round out a solid all-around stat line. Sophomore guard Imani Jackson has posted 9.6 points and 5.4 rebounds per game spanning her 8 starts this season. In her 34.6 minutes per game, Jackson has shot 0-14 from deep, 41-47 (87.2%) from the charity stripe, and 18-48 (37.5%) from the field this season. Notably, Jackson has also recorded 18 assists and 10 steals showing her versatility as a player. Freshmen forward Electra Allembert is nearly averaging a double-doinle, posting averages of 9 points and 8.5 rebounds per game. She is the teams leading rebounder and most consistent interior presence. Allen beet gas made 3 starts and made appearances in all 8 games this season. Seeing 20.1 minutes of action per game, Allembert has shot 1-15 (6.7%) from deep, 21-28 (75%) from the charity stripe, and 25-80 (31.3%) from the field this season. Allembert has also showcased playmaking (2 assists) and stout defense (8 steals and 1 block) to go along with her relentless, energetic style of play. Sophomore center Cierra Tolbert is tied with Allembert as the team’s leading rebounder at 9.5 per game. She has shown some touch around the rim, scoring 7.9 points per game, while starting all 8 games this year. In her 29.8 minutes per game, Tolbert has shot 0-0 from deep, 11-22 (50%) from the charity stripe, and 26-70 (37.1%) from the field on the season, to go along with 3 assists, 2 steals, and 5 blocks. 

The Lady Bobcats’ season resumes January 5, 2022 as they welcome Charleston University to Buckhannon for a conference battle. 

INDIVIDUAL STATS

Freshman guard Shelby Genes - 0.7 points per game, 1.3 rebounds per game, 0 starts in 3 games played, 10 minutes per game, 0-6 from deep, 0-2 from the charity stripe, 1-15 (6.7%) from the field, 0 assists, 0 steals, 0 blocks

Other Individual Statistics

Junior forward Carrie Barnett - 0 points per game, 0 rebounds per game, 0 starts in 1 game played, 1 minute per game, 0-0 from deep, 0-0 from the charity stripe, 0-0 from the field, 0 assists, 0 steals, 0 blocks

Freshman guard Ariana Harmon - 3.1 points per game, 1.1 rebounds per game, 1 start in 7 games played, 9.3 minutes per game, 0-3 from deep, 6-9 (66.7%) from the charity stripe, 8-27 (29.6%) from the field, 4 assists, 7 steals, 0 blocks

Senior guard Cydney Lapczynski - 0 points per game, 0.3 rebounds per game, 0 starts in 3 games played, 1.7 minutes per game, 0-0 from deep, 0-0 from the charity stripe, 0-0 from the field, 0 assists, 0 steals, 0 blocks

Freshman guard Kamryn Williamson - 4.3 points per game, 2.5 rebounds per game, 2 starts in 6 games played, 13.3 minutes per game, 1-2 (50%) from deep, 3-5 (60%) from the charity stripe, 11-23 (47.8%) from the field, 1 assist, 4 steals, 1 block

Freshman forward Jabria Bruce - 1.3 points per game, 0.4 rebounds per game, 0 starts in 7 games played, 0-4 from deep, 1-2 (50%) from the charity stripe, 4-15 (26.7%) from the field, 1 assist, 0 steals, 1 block

Freshman guard Tamera Maple - 2.3 points per game, 1.6 rebounds per game, 0 starts in 7 games played, 13.7 minutes per game, 4-20 (20%) from deep, 2-4 (50%) from the charity stripe, 5-34 (14.7%) from the field, 5 assists, 2 steals, 0 blocks

Junior forward Malaika Kimmons - 3.5 points per game, 4 rebounds per game, 2 starts in 2 games played, 20 minutes per game, 0-0 from dee, 3-4 (75%) from the charity stripe, 2-6 (33.3%) from the field, 2 assists, 1 steal, 1 block

Junior forward Amira Layeni - 0 points per game, 0.2 rebounds per game, 0 starts in 5 games played, 3 minutes per game, 0-1 from deep, 0-0 from the charity stripe, 0-4 from the field, 0 assists, 1 steal, 1 block

Freshman forward Daveona Hatchell - 0 points per game, 0.7 rebounds per game, 0 starts in 3 games played, 3.3 minutes per game, 0-0 from deep, 0-0 from the charity stripe, 0-1 from the field, 0 assists, 0 steals, 0 blocks

Good luck to the WVWC Lady Bobcats next season!

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