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Lady Pioneers Advance to WVAIC Championship

Danielle Woodmore notched 19 points, seven assists and five boards in the Lady Pioneers win

Charleston, WV – The Glenville State Lady Pioneers defeated the Concord Mountain Lions in double overtime in the WVIAC Semifinals as they claimed a 96-94 victory.

In the first half, Pioneers got off to a fast start as Tenisha Wilson drilled a deep three pointer to open up the game, 3-0.

GSC would build an 8-2 lead at the 18:08 mark.

The Lady Pioneers continued their dominating play as Ginny Petties drilled two three points coming off the bench taking GSC to a 14-5 lead.

Concord would battle back and make a nice defensive stand as they held GSC scoreless in the last 4:31 of the first half.

GSC would take a 43-34 lead into halftime. However, the Lady Pioneers would be short a player going into the second half when they lost Catherine Butcher as she tore her ACL during the first half of play.

In the second half, the struggles continued for the Lady Pioneers as the Mountain Lions would go on a 21 to 12 scoring run, tying the game at 55 all with 13:14 left to play.

Concord would then take their first lead of the game 55-57 at the 12:14 minute mark.

GSC and Concord battled back and forth throughout the remainder of the game.

The Mountain Lions had a 68-74 lead with only 2:05 left in the game when Beth Deren hit a big three pointer to cut Concords lead to four points with 1:59 left.

After a nice defensive stand by GSC, the Lady Pioneers Ginny Petties would then cut the Mountain Lions lead to three points as she drilled a three pointer, making it 73-74.

Concord would then hit two free throws putting them back up by three points 73=76.

Beth Deren would strike again as she tied the game at 76 all with 1:13 left with a huge three pointer.

The Lady Pioneers would then get a big stop and Tenisha Wilson would score giving GSC the lead by two points 78-76, but Concord would tie it up again at 78 all with nine seconds to go.

After both teams failed to score the Lady Pioneers prepared for overtime.

In overtime, Danielle Woodmore and Tenisha Wilson would both drain a shot as GSC went up 84-80. After a Concord foul Jelena Elez would drill one free throw increasing the Lady Pioneers lead to five, 85-80 with only 29 second to play.

But Concord would come right back and cut the lead to three points, 85-82.

The Lady Pioneers would then have a costly turnover as Concord’s Camisha Alexander would hit a three pointer tying at 85 all. GSC would have one last chance but could not convert as they headed for a second overtime.

In the second overtime, GSC would take a three point lead 94-91 with only 15 seconds left on the clock but Concord would tie it up again at 94 all.

The Lady Pioneer had one last possession and Kenyell Goodson would drive and get fouled, she would then drill both free throws as GSC claimed a 96-94 win.

Mishae Miles led the victors with a team-best 21 points and 13 rebounds. Danielle Woodmore notched 19 points, seven assists and five boards. Tenisha Wilson went for 18 points, nine rebounds and four assists while Beth Deren chipped in 15. Ginny Petties recorded 11 points off the bench while Aesha Peters accounted for six points and eight rebounds. Kenyell Goodson had just five points, but hit the two free throws with one second remaining in the second overtime for the winning margin.

Jolysa Brown had a superb game with 28 points and a game-high 22 rebounds. She also contributed seven assists and five steals to go along with three blocks. Anna Truckley added 19 points and 11 rebounds. Camisha Alexander and Amanda Smith both netted 14. Alexander twice hit a game-tying shot, sending the contest into double overtime with the first and knotting the game in the second overtime with seven seconds to play. Holly Bib tallied 13 points for the game.

The Pioneers will play for the WVIAC Championship tomorrow at 3 p.m. against No. 1 WV Wesleyan.

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