Lady Pioneers Move Up In National Rankings

Aesha-121012The Lady Pioneers picked up yet another win on Monday when they traveled to take on the Lady Cats of the University of Pitt-Johnstown.

In the first half, Ashleigh Fossett hit the first bucket of the game, putting the Lady Pioneers ahead, 3-0. It wasn’t long before UPJ went on a 7-0 run leaving the Pioneers behind, 12-5. The Pioneers continued to struggle regaining the lead as UPJ extended it by 12. The Pioneers had enough of trailing and made a late run in the first half tying the score at halftime, 48-48.

It was a bucket to bucket contest for most of the second half until one of the Lady Cats was given a technical foul for throwing the ball. Ginny Mills knocked down the foul shots putting the Lady Pioneers ahead, and that’s where they stayed. The Lady Cats were not ready to give up without a fight, as they cut GSC’s lead by four with only eight seconds left to play. The Lady Pioneers sealed their 13th straight win, defeating the Lady Cats of UPJ 93-87.

Ginny Mills led all scorers with 23 points, Aesha Peters scored a season high 19 points while pulling down nine rebounds. Ashleigh Fossett contributed 13 points while Jessica Parsons chipped in 11 points.

After marking down this win, the Lady Pioneers maintain their number one spot in the WVIAC with a record of 14-1 in conference and 19-2 overall. Also, the Lady Pioneers proudly move up in the NCAA Division II Rankings going from the 20th spot to 17th.

The Lady Pioneers will return to action today as they travel to Davis & Elkins, tip-off is set for 5:30P.M.

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