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Lady Pioneers Suffer First Conference Loss of the Season

Women's Basketball

Kenyona Simmons posted a double double with 22 points and 10 rebounds in the Lady Pioneers loss to West Liberty, 94-107

West Liberty, W.Va. – The #12 Lady Pioneers suffered their first lost in the Mountain East Conference on the road Monday night to the West Liberty Hilltoppers, 94-107.

In the first half of play GSC would find their selves down by 10 points to as West Liberty took a, 7-17 lead with just under 15:00 minutes to play till halftime.

However the Lady Pioneers would continue to fight and battle back within two points as West Liberty took a, 50-52 lead into halftime.

In the second half of play GSC would take their first lead of the game at the 10:53 mark, 71-70, after a jumper by Ginny Mills. Both teams would then go back and fourth until the 4:37 mark when West Liberty would go on a 12 point run as they took a 98-86 lead with only 2:26 left in the game.

The Lady Pioneers would make another late run but it wouldn’t be enough as GSC would fall on the road to West Liberty, 94-107.

GSC turned the ball over 16 times while West Liberty only turned it over 13 times. However West Liberty would convert those turnovers to 19 points. West Liberty also out rebounded the Lady Pioneers 47 to 41.

West Liberty shot better from the floor as they shot 50 percent while GSC shot 42 percent. West Liberty also shot 46 foul shots while the Lady Pioneers only shot 26 foul shots.

GSC was led by Keyanna Tate and Kenyona Simmons as they both finished with a double double. Both scored 22 points and each pulled down 10 rebounds in the game. Ginny Mills scored 16 points for the Lady Pioneers while Ashleigh Fossett scored 13 points.

West Liberty was led by Liz Flowers as she scored 33 points. Kierra Simpson posted a double double for the Hilltoppers as she scored 12 points and grabbed a game high 18 rebounds.

The Lady Pioneers return to action Saturday, January 18th when Notre Dame travels to Glenville. Tip-off is set for 2:00 pm.

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