Lady Pioneers Lone WVIAC Team in National RankingsBy Jessie Kimble | January 31st, 2013 | Category: Lead Story | No Comments »
On Monday, the Glenville State Lady Pioneers hit the road to Athens, West Virginia to take on the Lady Lions of Concord University. With Glenville already ranked first in the WVIAC, they were everyone’s pick for this game. Not only were the Lady Pioneers determined to keep their first place spot in conference, but they were determined to send a message to their competition.
The Lady Pioneers jumped to a very quick lead after hitting a deep three and going on a 19-0 run, they built a huge 44 point lead and maintained it the rest of the game. The Lady Pioneers headed into halftime after breaking a school record for the most points scored in the first half with a score of, 70-26.
GSC came out starting the second half just like they did the first. The Lady Pioneers ensured tough defense which forced CU to 28 turnovers resulting in 36 points for Glenville. The Lady Pioneers marked down another WVIAC win as they defeated the Lady Lions 104-67.
Ashleigh Fossett led all scorers with 25 points as she shot lights out from behind the arc hitting 7 out of 11 three pointers; she also lead the team in assists with 4. Kenyona Simmons trailed behind Fossett scoring 15 points and securing a game high of 9 rebounds. Kenyell Goodson, who was named this weeks Co-WVIAC Player of the Week, contributed 11 points along with Ginny Mills. Jelena Elez played very scrappy defense, picking up 4 steals in the victory.
Not only did the Lady Pioneers earn another win, but on Tuesday, they earned their first national ranking of the season. In the latest USA Today Sports Divison II Top 25 Women’s Basketball Poll, the Lady Pioneers secured the 20th spot. The Glenville State College Lady Pioneers also lead the nation in scoring offense with 96.5 points a game & three-point goals made per game (14.4).
The Lady Pioneers now sit with a record of 12-1 in the WVIAC and 17-2 overall. They will return to action on Thursday night as they travel to Ohio Valley Univeristy with tip-off set at 5:30P.M.