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MEC women’s basketball roundup

Glenville State 102, Fairmont State 76 | Final Stats
GLENVILLE, W.Va. – Glenville State led wire-to-wire and shot nearly 50% from the floor on its way to a 102-76 win over Fairmont State on Wednesday evening in the Waco Center.  The Pioneers built their lead to as many as 37 points over the course of the contest, scored 26 points off turnovers and outscored the Fighting Falcons 62-36 in the paint.
Ty Armstrong scored a game-high 24 points for Glenville State (17-4, 13-2).  Zakiyah Winfield and Re’Shawna Stone each chipped in 21 points followed by Emily Stoller with 11 in the win.  Lucille Westfall grabbed a team-high nine rebounds (one offensive, eight defensive) while Stone and Abby Stoller each hauled in seven boards.
Taylor Duplaga paced Fairmont State (11-10, 8-7) with 23 points.  Sierra Kotchman netted 14 in the loss with four rebounds.  Rachel Laskody added 13 points and 11 boards (one offensive, 10 defensive) and Kamrin Weimer followed with 12 points in the setback. 

Charleston 85, Wheeling 67 | Final Stats
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Lilly Ritz drained 33 points and hauled in 21 points with three blocks for Wheeling, but it was not enough as Charleston led wire-to-wire in an 85-67 win against the Cardinals on Wednesday. The Golden Eagles shot 50% from the floor in the win and led by as many as 17 points over the course of the game. The Cardinals surrendered 15 points off of 17 turnovers in the setback. 
Khira Burton added 11 points for Wheeling (8-13, 7-8). 
Anna Hayton scored 20 points with eight rebounds for Charleston (17-4, 12-3).  Erykah Russell added 16 points and nine boards followed by Brooklyn Pannell and Megan Haines with 15 and 11 points, respectively. 

Notre Dame 100, West Virginia Wesleyan 58 | Final Stats
BUCKHANNON, W.Va. – Jennifer Oduho drained 26 points to propel Notre Dame to a 100-58 win over West Virginia Wesleyan on Wednesday evening.  The Falcons trailed just once over the course of the game and turned 25 Bobcat turnovers into 35 points to earn the victory.
In addition to Oduho’s 26 points, Theresa Parr, Marisa Finazzo, and Kyleigh Ramlow all netted 11 points.  Jessie Stout rounded out the double-digit scoring with 10 for the Falcons.  Tamia Ridley hauled in eight boards followed by Parr with five for Notre Dame (18-3, 12-3). 
Cydney Lapczynski led the effort for West Virginia Wesleyan (3-18, 1-14) with 13 points in the setback.  Cierra Tolbert notched nine points and nine rebounds (three offensive, six defensive) with Courtney Wilfong adding nine points for the Bobcats.

Urbana 84, Davis & Elkins 77 | Final Stats
ELKINS, W.Va. – Urbana outscored Davis & Elkins 30-17 in the fourth quarter to take home an 84-77 win on Wednesday.  The Blue Knights and Senators headed into halftime tied 40-40 and battled through the third quarter with Davis & Elkins holding a six-point lead heading into the fourth.   
With the score tied 71-71 and 3:39 left to play, Weston Minnich drained a three-pointer to push the Blue Knights ahead.  A jumper by Sylvia Hudson and bucket by Bailey Draughn gave the Urbana some breathing room.  The Senators trailed for the remainder of the contest.
Tyra James poured in 34 points for the Blue Knights along with a team-high 11 rebounds.  Hudson added 12 points and nine boards with Minnich and Kami McEldowney each netting 10 for Urbana ().
Rachel Bolyard paced Davis & Elkins with 16 points in the loss.  Jamiyah Johnson netted 14 and tallied 20 rebounds in the setback with Peyton Mohler, Sydney Nestor and Allie Taylor all scoring 11 for the Senators.   

West Liberty 74, West Virginia State 68 | Final Stats
INSTITUTE, W.Va. – West Liberty held off a late surge by West Virginia State to take home a 74-68 win on Wednesday evening.  The Hilltoppers held a double-digit advantage with 7:33 left in the game before an 8-1 run by the Yellow Jackets left West Liberty clinging to a 65-62 lead with 5:25 remaining. 
West Liberty maintained a narrow 70-68 edge with 18 seconds on the clock before Olivia Belknap and Taylor Johnson both sunk a pair of free throws for the final margin.
Taylor Johnson paced West Liberty (9-12, 5-10) with 16 points and five rebounds in the win.  Morgan Brunner netted 12 points with six boards with Corinne Thomas and Belknap each chipping in 11 points.
Chloe Cheresne led West Virginia State (8-13, 6-9) with 17 points in the setback. Charity Shears and Sierra Womack added 12 and 10 points, respectively.