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Saturday, December 21, 2013

15th Ranked Glenville State Rolls to 130-85 Victory over Bowie State Lady Bulldogs

15th Ranked Glenville State Rolls to 130-85 Victory over Bowie State Lady Bulldogs

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. -     The 15th ranked Lady Pioneers of Glenville State College rolled to a 130-85 neutral site victory over Bowie State University in the opening game of the Sheets / Herb Sims Classic hosted by Bluefield State College. Bowie State’s record sets a 5-2 while Glenville State improves to 8-1.

Five Lady Bulldogs scored in double figures with graduate student Ashley Davis (Odenton, Md.) leading the way with a personal season-high 18 points on 8-of-12 shooting, to go along with two steals, four rebounds and one assist. Junior Ashley Castle (Brooklyn, N.Y.) recorded 15 points on 6-of-11 shooting and added three assists before fouling out of the game. Junior Denver Clyde (Glen Bernie, Md.) notched her third double-double of the season (13 points and 12 rebounds), while senior Alessandra Flores Conway (Hagerstown, Md.) and sophomore Alauna Jackson (Ellicott City, Md.) chipped in 12 points apiece.

As a team, the lady Bulldogs committed a season-high 28 turnovers but won the battle on the glass, holding a 44-42 advantage. Glenville State scored 41 points off BSU turnovers and the Lady Pioneers benched outscored BSU’s bench. 72 to 25.

The first half featured five ties and seven lead changes with Bowie State’s largest lead (15-12) coming at the 15:38 mark on a jumper by Castle. A Clyde jumper with 12:34 left in the opening period created the games’ final tie at 23. From that point, the Lady Pioneers slowly inched away to take its first double-digit lead of the non-conference contest at 35-25 following a jumper by Tasia Bistow. Bowie State was able to trim the deficit to five twice but went into halftime trailing 58-49.

The Lady Bulldogs shot well in the first period, hitting 19-of-34 field goals (56 percent) and 8-of-10 (80 percent) from the charity stripe. On the flipside, the Lady Pioneers were 18-of-43 from the field (42 percent) over the first 20 minutes, which included 10-of-23 (44 percent) behind the 3-point line. Glenville State converted 12-of-17 first half free throws (71 percent).

Glenville State outscored Bowie State 24-10 over the first five minutes of the second half to create a very comfortable 82-59 cushion. The Lady Bulldogs scored just 10 points over the next 5:06, sending the BSU starters to the bench for the remainder of the game.

The Lady Pioneers held BSU to five field goals of the final 10 minutes of play. Bowie State’s field goal shooting dipped to 37 percent in the second half on 11-of-30 shooting from the field. However, the Lady Bulldogs did stick their free throws, making 13-of-14 in the second half and 21-of-24 overall (88 percent).

Glenville State was paced by Kenyell Goodson with 22 points, while Tiffani Huffman and Fossett added 17 and 15 points respectively. Briauna Nix and Madison Martin chipped in 14 and 11 points respectively off the bench and Bistow rounded out the Lady Pioneers double figure scores with a dozen points and a game-high five assists.

Bowie State will play their final game before the Christmas break on Saturday (12/21) versus host Bluefield State College at 5 pm

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