The Glenville State Lady Pioneers used a huge 1st half to coast past the visiting Lady Scots from Ohio Valley University, 93-66, in women’s basketball action tonight from Lilly Gymnasium. Junior Mallory Menendez scored 17 of her game high 21 points in the first half as she would hit six three pointers. Donita Adams added 19 points in just 25 minutes on 6 of 8 shooting from the field as the Pioneers improved to 12-10 Overall and 10-5 in the WVIAC.
Lady Pioneers Crush Ohio Valley, 93-66
Ohio Valley was paced by Rachel Deaton’s 21 points, Brittany Brooks chipped in 11 and Natalie Kline added 10 points as the OVU fell to 3-19 Overall and 3-12 in WVIAC play.
The Lady Pioneers come out on fire as they would hit on 10 of 18 3pt attempts and race to a 52-24 half time advantage. GSC was paced by Menendez’s 17 points and Adams 15 points in the half as they would lead by as many as 31. The Glenville State defense forced 12 1st half turnovers and held the Lady Scots to just 27.6 % shooting from the field and a woeful 1-8 from behind the arc.
The 2nd half would be much of the same for the Lady Pioneers as their lead would swell to as many as 36 before settling on the final. OVU would get no closer than 21 points in the final frame. The Lady Pioneers would shoot 53.3 percent (16 of 30) for the half and connect on 4 of 7 3pt attempts.
Christine DiSabato chipped in 13 points and nine rebounds for GSC as they shot 49.8 percent from the field for the game and a scorching 53.8 percent from downtown.
Kim Stephens added 11 points for GSC as their bench contributed 25 points in the contest.
Karina Kendrick just missed another double – double as she had eight points and 10 rebounds.
Miranda Reed added eight points, five rebounds, four assists and four steals.
Lauren Saelens had a career high six points off the bench.
Glenville State forced Ohio Valley in 24 turnovers and held them to just 36.5 percent shooting.
The Lady Pioneers return to action Monday as they travel to take on the University of Charleston.