Glenville, WV – The Glenville State men’s basketball team fell at home to West Virginia State, 57-72.
In the first half, the Pioneers would take a quick 6-0 lead at the 18:34 mark after two three pointers from Jamel Morris and Kevin Gray, but West Virginia State would battle back and take a 7-6 lead at the 15:21 mark.
The Pioneers and Yellow Jackets would battle back and fourth through out the first half as the Pioneers had five lead changes. The Yellow Jackets would take a slight lead into halftime 28-32.
In the second half, the shooting woes would kick in as the Pioneers would fall behind by seven points at the 13:05 mark, 38-45. The Pioneers would cut the lead to three points but that is as close as they would get as West Virginia State would walk away with a 57-72 win.
The Pioneers only had eight turnovers on the night, while the Yellow Jackets turned it over 15 times.
West Virginia State would out shoot GSC, as they shot 61 percent from the floor and 40 percent from behind the three point line. The Pioneers only shot 31 percent from the floor and 27 percent from behind the arc.
The Yellow Jackets also won the battle on the boards as they out rebounded GSC 40 to 26.
Jamel Morris led the Pioneers with 21 points and two rebounds. Kevin Gray scored 14 points and handed out two assists, while Nate Cash, Chris Abney, and Andy Dollman pulled down five rebounds in the game.
West Virginia State was led by David Ford with 19 points and four rebounds. Robbie Lewis scored 18 points as he went nine for nine from the floor; he also pulled down seven rebounds. Delrico Lane chipped in with four points, dished out a game high six assists, and pulled down a game high nine rebounds.
The Pioneers return to the court on Saturday, February 25th when Ohio Valley travels to Glenville on Senior Day. Game time is set for 4:00 PM.