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Pioneers Fall in MEC Tournament Semifinals

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Kevin Gray and the Glenville State Pioneers fell to the University of Charleston in the MEC Conference Tournament semifinals, 65-77

Charleston, W.Va. – The Glenville State Pioneers fell to the University of Charleston by a final score, 76-65.

GSC would get off to an early start as they built a 7-2 lead at the 17:29 minute mark of the first half. However Charleston would come right back and would tie it up at 7 all, after a technical foul was called on the Pioneers bench.

The Golden Eagles would take their first lead of the game at the 13:03 minute mark as they went up 12-11 over the Pioneers.

However the Pioneers would then tie it up at 19 all at the 10:30 minute mark after two made free-throws by Lamar Mallory.

The Golden Eagles would then go on a seven point run at the 9:15 minute mark as they took a 26-19 lead.

GSC would then claw and fight to cut into the Golden Eagles lead and they would cut it to only three points with under 3:00 minutes to play till halftime. But Charleston would take a four point lead into halftime up, 34-30.

In the second half of play both teams would trade several baskets early, however Charleston would go on a run and build a nine point lead, 47-38, with under 15:00 minutes to play.

Then the Pioneers would find their selves struggling to score as they would go almost five minutes without scoring, and with that GSC would find themselves down 15 points, 58-43, with 9:47 left to play in the game.

The rest of the second half the Pioneers would continue to struggle shooting the ball as Charleston built a, 72-58, lead with only 1:50 left in the game.

The Pioneers would try and get back into the game but the deficit would be to large as GSC fell to Charleston in the MEC Conference Tournament semifinals, 76-65.

The Pioneers shot 37 percent from the floor and shot only 15 percent from behind the three-point line, while Charleston shot 50 percent from the floor and 42 percent from behind the three-point line.

GSC however won the rebounding battle by eight, 38 to 30.

The Pioneers had three players score in double figure with Reggie Williams leading the way with a game high 16 points, 8 rebounds, and 3 assists. Lamont Cole came off the bench and scored 14 points for GSC while Lamar Mallory chipped in with 10 points and 9 rebounds.

Charleston was led by Xavier Humphrey as he finished the night with 15 points and 5 rebounds.

The Pioneers will now have to wait and see if they get into the NCAA Division II Regional Tournament.

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