The Lady Pioneers made it back to back wins in convincing fashion with a blowout victory over the host Lady Scots of Ohio Valley by a score of 93-66. Glenville State exploded for 58 points in the second half to blow open a two point halftime game, in a contest marred with 49 fouls and six technical fouls. Parkersburg native Kim Stephens exploded for a career high 24 points, including 17 in the second half, as she connected on 7 of 11 attempts and 10 of 11 free throws. The sophomore forward also grabbed seven rebounds.
Mallory Menendez added 23 points for the Lady Pioneers who improved to 8-12 overall and 6-8 in the WVIAC. The senior guard hit on six of 10 shots, including 5 of 6 from behind the arc and was good on all six free throw attempts. Donita Adams added a double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds, while Suzi Harvey chipped in 10 points and eight boards.
Ohio Valley was led by Danielle Sims’ 20 points off the bench and Alana Auld added 13 as the Lady Scots dropped 8-13 Overall and 4-10 in the WVIAC.
After a Stephens’ jumper to open the game, OVU would seize control and lead the ball game for the opening 11 minutes. GSC would briefly grab the lead on a pair of Adams’ free throws at 16-15 with 8:44 to go.
Ohio Valley would then go on an 8-0 run covering just 2:23 to grab a 23-16 advantage at the 6:21 mark.
Glenville would find themselves down six, 31-25, with 3:41 left. GSC would quickly erase that deficit as they would out score the Scots 10-2 the rest of the way to take a 35-33 lead into the locker room.
The second half would be much like the end of the first, all Glenville State. The Lady Pioneers would open the half by outscoring OVU 13-2 over the first 1:59 to grab a 13 point lead, 48-35, with 18:01 left in the game.
The Scots would quickly get five back to knock the deficit back to eight, but that would as close as it would get it. With the score 48-40 GSC, with 17:01 left the Lady Pioneers would go on a 15-3 run over the next 5:25 to blow the game wide open.
The lead would stretch to as many as 30 before settling on the final.
The second half would see GSC connect on 17 of 19 foul shots, while grabbing 30 rebounds.
Both teams were plagued by sloppy ball handling as Glenville St. committed 27 turnovers compared to 22 by Ohio Valley.
The Lady Pioneers will host WVIAC leading University of Charleston this Thursday. Tip Off from Lilly Gymnasium is 5:30 p.m.