Lady Pioneers Earn Regular-Season TitleBy Jessie Kimble | February 21st, 2013 | Category: Sports | No Comments »
After picking up their 18th straight win of the season on the road against the University of Charleston Golden Eagles this past Monday, the Glenville State Lady Pioneers took home the WVIAC regular-season title.
Two minutes went by in the first half before Kenyell Goodson opened the game with a 3-point shot that was preceded by a very fast 7-0 lead for the Lady Pioneers. However, the Golden Eagles weren’t going to hand Glenville the game so easily. Two minutes after the Lady Pioneers went on their run, the Lady Eagles cut the lead by one, 9-8. Unfortunately, for the Lady Eagles that was as close as they would get to defeating the Lady Pioneers. At the end of the first half, the Lady Pioneers were up 22 points, 53-31.
In the second half, the Lady Pioneers continued to maintain control of the game, as they went on to defeat the University of Charleston Golden Eagles by 14 points with a score, 80-66. The tough-nosed defense that was played by the Lady Pioneers forced the Lady Eagles to commit 16 turnovers during the game.
Kenyona Simmons and Ginny Mills were the only two Lady Pioneers that saw double figures in the scorebook. Simmons led all scorers with 25 points and five rebounds, while Mills followed closely behind with 23 points and six rebounds.
LaToya Hambrick played a great game as she scored eight points and pulled down six rebounds. Ashleigh Fossett and Jelena Elez both handed out three assists. Jessica Parsons had three steals in the victory.
With this victory, the Lady Pioneers took the regular-season title along with moving up in the national rankings. Glenville State jumped up four spots from number 16 to number 12 in the USA Today Sports Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll. The Lady Pioneers record is now 24-2 overall and 19-1 in the WVIAC and continue to lead the nation in Division II scoring with 96.6 points a game.
The Lady Pioneers will return to action at home today against Concord University in their “Hoop for Hope” game. Tip-Off is set for 5:30 P.M. Don’t forget to wear your pink.