Pioneers Dismantle Lake Erie, 82-49
The Glenville State Pioneers raced out to a huge first half lead and coasted to an 82-49 non League victory over the visiting Storm of Lake Erie College. The Pioneers, who have now won six straight, were paced by Senior Anthony Kimble’s 19 points and five rebounds in just 22 minutes of action. GSC (8-2, 2-1) continues to build on its best start since the 1992-93 campaign.
Tryvan Leech added 13, Chase Groves 12 and Jacob Miller scored 11 for Glenville. Jamal Holden continued his excellent play as he narrowly missed a triple double, recording 8 points, 8 assists and 11 rebounds in 27 minutes.
The Storm (5-12) which saw no player reach double digits, were led by nine points apiece from Rick Leasure and Matt More.
GSC would jump all over the Storm early using a 17-3 run over a span of 4:35 to grab a 19-5 advantage. LEC would answer back with two quick buckets cutting the deficit to 10 before the Pioneers made another spurt. The host would put any hopes of a comeback to rest, outscoring Lake Erie 26-10 over the final 11 minutes to go into halftime with a 45-19 advantage.
The second half would be much of the same as Glenville State allowed the visitors to get no closer than 24, the final time with 16 minutes to play. Another spurt, this time a 10-0 run, gave the Pioneers a 34-point cushion. They would increase their lead to as many as 39 at 75-36 before settling on the 82-49 final.
For the game GSC shot a scorching 52.2% (35-67) while holding LEC to just 29.6% (16-54). The Pioneers also owned the paint with a 47-28 rebounding advantage, and a 46-12 points in the paint advantage. Finally, Glenville State tallied 22 assists in the contest.
Glenville State returns to action this Saturday, January 10th as they play WVIAC powerhouse Alderson-Broaddus in Glenville, WV. Tipoff is at 7:30 P.M.
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