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Glenville State 90, Ohio Valley 88

VIENNA, W. Va. – Glenville State had a huge first half and held on for a 90-88 win at Ohio Valley Tuesday evening.

The Pioneers raced out to a 54-31 halftime advantage but saw the margin slip to just eight points, 83-75, on a jumper by Brittany Taylor with 5:36 to play. GSC pushed the lead back to 10 and was ahead by just six with 1:27 to go. Two three-point shots in the final four seconds made it a two-point game.

Five GSC student-athletes scored double figures. Tenisha Wilson registered a game-high 25 points to go along with 10 rebounds. Beth Deren added 17 while Kenyell Goodson added 15. Mishae Miles and Danielle Woodmore had 12 and 10, respectively. Woodmore also dished out eight of the team’s 14 assists in just 23 minutes of action.

Shante Cummings posted a team-high 19 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for OVU. Amber Avery also had a double-double with 15 points and 13 rebounds while Tara Benedict accounted for 14 points and 10 boards. Shelby Way netted 17 and had five assists. Brittany Taylor totaled six steals in the contest.

Fairmont State 72, Point Park 61

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – Kaitlin Snyder poured in 25 points to help lead Fairmont State to a 72-61 win over Point Park to open the 2011-12 season with a victory on Tuesday at Joe Retton Arena.

The victory was head coach Steve McDonald’s 219th as FSU women’s basketball head coach, tying him for the most all-time in school history.

In addition to Snyder’s 25 points, the Falcons got 15 points and eight rebounds from Kendra Holmes. Tiffany Nicholson and Emily Lohr each scored nine points, and Alana George did not score but added eight rebounds for the Falcons in the win.

Ohio Valley 83, Glenville State 76

VIENNA, W. Va. – Ohio Valley held onto a late lead and came away with an 83-76 victory over visiting Glenville State Tuesday evening.

The Fighting Scots had five players in double figures to pace the squad. Jordan Brooks netted a team-high 18 points, but Kendall Allison’s huge night made the difference. Allison accounted for 16 points and 16 rebounds in 37 minutes of action. Rodney Everage added 16 while Trey Vaughn and Austin Cunningham chipped in 15 and 10, respectively.

Chris Abney and Kevin Gray each poured in a game-high 20 points for GSC. Abbey notched a double-double after pulling down 10 rebounds. Jamel Morris netted 14 points while Nate Cash tied Abney by grabbing a team-best 10 rebounds.

OVU drained 47 percent of its shots to 38.7 percent for the Pioneers. GSC out-rebounded the Fighting Scots 41-39.    

Point Park 107, Fairmont State 100

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Point Park held off a late Fairmont State rally to defeat the Falcons, 107-100, on Tuesday night at Joe Retton Arena.

The Falcons (0-1) got 30 points, 11 rebounds and six assists from Isaac Thornton. Steve Custis tallied 27 points and seven rebounds, and Melvin Rhodes contributed 20 points and seven rebounds.

With the 30 points, Thornton went over the 1,000-point mark for his career. The junior from Martinsburg, W.Va., now has 1,021 career points.

Point Park was 26-of-32 from the free throw line, while FSU managed just 7-of-15 from the charity stripe. The Falcons hit 15 three-pointers, but took 47 from long range. The Pioneers shot 54 percent from the field and held the edge on the glass with a 48-39 advantage.

A close game throughout, the Pioneers broke a 74-74 tie with a 9-1 run to build its largest lead of the game to that point. Point Park would go ahead by as many 11 points with just over two minutes to play, but the Falcons rallied back. Thornton’s fastbreak layup cut the Pioneer advantage to just two, 100-98, with 1:10 to go, and the Falcons got a steal on the ensuing inbounds pass, but FSU called timeout in the corner under duress. The Falcons were called for a technical foul because they were out of timeouts. Robbie Heatherington sank free throws down the stretch to secure the 107-100 victory.

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