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Lady Pioneers Fall in WVIAC Championship

Jelena Elez scored 19 points for the Lady Pioneers

Charleston, WV – The Glenville State Lady Pioneers basketball team fell to West Virginia Wesleyan in the WVIAC Tournament Championship game 97-76.

In the first half of action, West Virginia Wesleyan got on the score board first when Lydia Bridenbaugh drilled a three pointer giving them an early 0-3 lead.

Both teams would have fast starts as Wesleyan took a 7-9 lead, but GSC would tie it up at 9 all on their next possession when Jelena Elez made a layup at the 17:31 mark in the first.

At the 15:00 minute mark in the first half, the Lady Pioneers would find their selves down by only two points 11-13.

Wesleyan would build their lead to 10 points 16-26, but GSC would continue to chip away at the Bobcats lead as they would get it to eight points at the 10:44 mark 18-26.

But the Bobcats continue to control the game as they got out to a 14 point lead over GSC 2-34 at the 8:56 mark in the first half.

The Lady Pioneers would go into halftime down by nine points, 49-58.

In the second half, both teams started off cold; however GSC would score first at the 18:07 mark cutting the Bobcats lead to seven points, 51-58.

West Virginia Wesleyan then made a run and retook an 11 point lead 57-68 with 14:14 left to play in the game.

The Bobcats would eventually build their lead to 18 points at the half way mark in the second half 62-80.

The Lady Pioneers would try to cut into Wesleyans lead but the Bobcats continued their good play as they would go on to down GSC 76-97, as they win the 2012 WVIAC Tournament Championship.

The Lady Pioneers were out rebounded by the Bobcats 51-58. GSC shot only 31 percent from the floor while West Virginia Wesleyan shot 47 percent.

Jelena Elez led the Lady Pioneers with 19 points. Tenisha Wilson scored 12 points, six rebounds, and had five assists in the game. Mishae Miles grabbed a double double with 11 points and 19 rebounds.

The Bobcats were led by Lydia Bridenbaugh as she scored 31 points and had 10 rebounds. Brittany Maxey also chipped in with 29 points.

Mishae Miles, Danielle Woodmore, and Ginny Petties were all named to the All-WVIAC Tournament team. The Lady Pioneers will now wait and see if they get into the NCAA Division II Basksetball Tournament.

WVIAC Women’s Basketball All-Tournament Team
Daria Abros’kina – WV Wesleyan
Kayla Ayers – West Liberty
Katie Biggs – Shepherd
Lydia Bridenbaugh – WV Wesleyan
Jolysa Brown – Concord
Jamie Kaufman – WV Wesleyan
Mishae Miles – Glenville State
Ginny Petties – Glenville State
Kaitlin Snyder – Fairmont State
Danielle Woodmore – Glenville State

Commissioner’s Heart & Hustle Award
Jolysa Brown – Concord

George Springer Sportsmanship Award
Lydia Bridenbaugh – WV Wesleyan

Leading Scorer
Jolysa Brown – Concord (3 games, 84 points, 28.0 ppg)

MVP
Lydia Bridenbaugh – WV Wesleyan

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