Charleston, W. Va. – The Glenville State Lady Pioneers fell to the University of Charleston in the WVIAC Quarterfinals on Wednesday night, 57-62.
In the first half of play GSC got off to a slow start and would go scoreless until Kenyona Simmons would get a tip-in at the 15:02 minute mark as the Lady Pioneers went up 2-0.
The University of Charleston Golden Eagles would come back and go up by five points, 15-10, with 6:57 left till halftime.
GSC would then retake the lead as they seven point run and take a, 17-15 lead at the 5:10 minute mark.
Both teams would battle back and fourth and we would head into halftime tied at 28 all.
In the second half Charleston came out on fire as they hit four threes and would build a 44-36 lead.
However GSC would come right back and pull within three points, 44-41, as Kenyona Simmons hit a layup with 11:28 left to play.
After both teams had a scoring drought, Jelena Elez would pull the Lady Pioneers within three as she made a nice layup, making it 46-43 UC.
However the Golden Eagles would come back and build a nine point lead, 54-45 over GSC with 3:13 left in the game.
Charleston continued their lights out shooting as they would build a nine point lead, 58-49 with 1:03 left in the game.
In the Pioneers last effort to get the win they fell to Charleston 65-57. Charleston had a shooting percentage of 42 while Glenville was 33 percent. Charleston forced the Pioneers 16 turnovers while the Pioneers only forced 12.
The Pioneers shot 30 percent from three point range while the Eagles shot 39 percent. Glenville field goal percentage was 33 while Charleston was 41 percent.
Ginny Mills and Kenyona Simmons led the Pioneers in points with 11 each. Aesha Peters led the team with 7 rebounds.
Senior Jelena Eleze finished the tournament with 1 rebound, 8 points, 3 assists, and 1 personal foul. Senior LaToya Hambrick finished the tournament with 1 rebound, 2 points, and 3 personal fouls.
UC was lead by Nichole Perry with 18 points.
GSC will wait to see for an NCAA bid into the DivisionII tournament.