WVIAC Women’s Basketball Thursday Recap

WV Wesleyan 69, Alderson-Broaddus 59

PHILIPPI, W. Va. – WV Wesleyan’s huge first half propelled the squad to a 69-59 victory at Alderson-Broaddus.

Lydia Bridenbaugh poured in a game-high 24 points for the Bobcats. She also recorded five steals. Jamie Kaufman netted 10 points to go along with six assists and five rebounds. She, Bridenbaugh, Brittany Maxey and Jasmine Brown all shared team-high honors with five boards. WVWC hit 15-of-17 charity stripes.

Natalie Smith scored a team-high 13 points for the Battlers in the loss. Zipporah Tidwell narrowly missed a double-double with 12 points and nine rebounds. She also dished out a team-best four assists. Amanda Peoples accounted for six points and seven rebounds.

WV State 88, West Liberty 78

INSTITUTE, W. Va. – WV State’s near perfection at the foul line helped WV State post an 88-78 win over West Liberty.

The Yellow Jackets connected on 29-of-30 shots from the foul line in the win. Jasmine Blanton shared game-high honors with 24 points. She also pulled down 10 rebounds. Sissy Wagner registered 22 points while Channell Mackey totaled 13 points, four assists and four steals. Jordan Brock hit for 11 points. Kashauna Cook tallied eight points and seven rebounds.

Kayla Ayers shared game-high accolades with 24 points. Her 14 rebounds were also a game best. Ayers had a superb game, swatting away eight WVSU shots in 40 minutes of action. Emily Blevins accounted for 20 points while Hillary Southworth amassed 17 to go along with five assists. Erica Hershberger narrowly missed a double-double with eight points and eight assists.

Ohio Valley 75, Wheeling Jesuit 66

VIENNA, W. Va. – Ohio Valley came from behind to register a 75-66 victory over visiting Wheeling Jesuit.

Dakeisha Mann led the victors with a 24-point, 11-rebound performance. She also contributed four assists and three steals. Tara Benedict almost had a double-double with 20 points and nine boards. Shelby Way had nine points and six assists. The Fighting Scots buried 19-of-29 shots from the floor in the second half.

Cassy Sanderson guided the Cardinals with a team-best 20 points. Emily Robinson amassed 19 points, five assists and five rebounds. Taneka Lewis hit for 12 points to go along with four assists. Farry Jones totaled nine points and a team-high 10 rebounds off the bench.

Glenville State 106, Bluefield State 74

GLENVILLE, W. Va. – Glenville State broke open the game in the second half, defeating

Bluefield State 106-74 Thursday.

Six Pioneers scored in double figures in the win. Jelena Elez scored a team-high 22 points while Ginny Petties garnered 21 points and 13 rebounds. Kenyell Goodson notched 13 markers while Mishae Miles posted 12 points and 13 rebounds. Tenisha Wilson and Danielle Woodmore had 11 and 10, respectively. Aesha Peters grabbed 11 boards.

Charlene Diggs scored a game-high 24 points in 27 minutes of action. She also had four steals. Shae Mebane narrowly missed a double-double with 15 points and nine rebounds. Dragana Tomic netted 11 points and dished out a team-high four assists.

Fairmont State 70, Charleston 63

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – Fairmont State notched a 70-63 road win at the University of Charleston Thursday evening.

Kaitlin Snyder scored a game-high 24 points for the Falcons. She nearly had a triple-double with eight rebounds and eight assists. For good measure, Snyder recorded four thefts. Hailey Garrett posted 20 points and 13 rebounds while Tiffany Nicholson accounted for 11 points and seven rebounds.

Erika Rousculp had a huge game for the Golden Eagles. Rousculp tallied 23 points and 18 rebounds. She also had two steals. Lauren Davis hit for 17 points while Chrissy Keir netted 10 points and dished out a team-high four assists. Kali Cuttaia notched six points and eight rebounds.

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