Glenville State again struggled with poor shooting as the Lady Pioneers fell to WV State on the road this evening, 65-59. Yellow Jackets Forward Britney Mingo had a monster performance, as she scored 19 points and hauled in 18 rebounds.
The Pioneers were paced by Suzi Harvey’s 1st career double-double. Harvey scored a career best 15 points and hauled in 12 rebounds. Kim Stephens added 12 points for the Lady Pioneers as they fall to 1-3 Overall and 1-1 in the WVIAC. Christine DiSabato and Mallory Menendez each chipped in eight points.
GSC again struggled from the field as they shot just 35.4% from the field and connected on just 6 of 25 (24%) from behind the arc. This is the fourth straight contest that the Lady Pioneers have shot under 35% from the field.
The Yellow Jackets held a 51-39 rebounding advantage and they had just 8 turnovers compared to GSC’s 13.
Glenville opened the game on fire, as they erased an early 4-2 deficit by running off 12 straight to grab a 16-4 lead with 14:40 to play.
WV State would slowly scratch away at the Pioneers lead. The Yellow Jackets would outscore GSC 16-6 over the next 10:04.
GSC would push the lead to as many as ten before settling for a six point halftime lead, 32-26.
WV SU opened the 2nd half with 13-4 run to make 39-36.
A Menendez triple and a Beth Deren layup would give Glenville its last lead of the game at 41-39 with 12:56 remaining.
The Yellow Jackets would answer right back as Tiffany Finkton would convert a layup on their next possession. Sandra Coleman would knocked down one of two free throws after a Menendez miss to give WV State the lead for good.
WVSU hit 5 of 7 free throw attempts in the last 2:48 to ice the game.
The Lady Pioneers return to action this Sunday as they play host the Firebirds of the University of Dictrict of Columbia. Tip Off for GSC’s home opener will be at 4 P.M.