Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State Lady Pioneer basketball squad fell on the road at Wheeling Jesuit University on Saturday afternoon, 80-59.
The Cardinals would get off to a fast start as they would take an early eight point lead over Glenville State, 9-1, with under 15:42 to play till halftime.
Glenville State later fell behind even more as Wheeling Jesuit took a commanding lead, 26-11, with 7:09 left in the half. The Lady Pioneers would try and make a late run to end the half. However it would not look good for Glenville State as the Cardinals would take a 21 point lead into the break, 46-25.
In the second half of action Glenville State would cut the Cardinals lead to eight points, 56-48, with 9:31 left in the game but that’s as close as the Lady Pioneers would get as Wheeling Jesuit would hold on for the victory, 80-59.
Glenville State only shot 31 percent from the floor and even worse from behind the arc as they only shot 17 percent for the game. Glenville State only scored six points off of turnovers while Wheeling Jesuit scored 15 points off of turnovers.
Keyanna Tate scored a game high 20 points to lead Glenville State while Paige Tuttle chipped in with 10 points. Tate and Tuttle were the only two Lady Pioneers to score in double figures. Briana Smythe scored nine points.
Briauna Nix grabbed a team high five rebounds for Glenville State.
Wheeling Jesuit had five players score in double figures with Breanna Butler leading the way with 19 points.
The Lady Pioneers (4-7, 3-5) return home on Monday, January 12th as they host West Liberty with tip-off set for 5:30pm. Also Pioneer fans if you wear a blue Glenville shirt admission into the game is only $1.00.