INSTITUTE, W.Va. -- Tenth-ranked Glenville State picked up a nice road victory against West Virginia State 122-89 for its 19th game of the season.
Early in the first half West Virginia State would come out hot and give the Lady Pioneers a tough outing. It wasn’t until around the 7:30 minute mark that GSC would make a run and take a 17 point lead into halftime 65-48.
In the second half it was all GSC as they rolled to their 19th win of the season, as they defeated the Yellow Jackets by 24 points 122-98.
The Lady Pioneers defense caused 22 turnovers and would convert them into 25 points. However the Yellow Jackets would outscore GSC in the paint 60 to 46.
GSC had six players score in double figures with Tasia Bristow scoring a game high 23 points. Tiffani Huffman scored 21 points for the Lady Pioneers.
Ashleigh Fossett scored 14 points while Kenyona Simmons finished with a double double as she scored 13 points and pulled down 10 rebounds.
No. 1 Bentley 89, Assumption 70
WORCESTER, Mass. -- Senior All-America forward Lauren Battista scored 21 points on 9-of-13 shooting and four teammates joined her in doubles as the undefeated Bentley won its 21st of the season 89-70 against Assumption in Northeast-10 Conference Thursday evening at the Laska Gymnasium.
Bentley improved to 16-0 in conference play, maintaining its four-and-a-half game lead against Stonehill in the NE-10's Northeast Division. Assumption fell to 12-8 overall and 8-7 NE-10.
Battista was followed in the scoring column by grad student Courtney Finn and senior forward Caleigh Crowell, with 18 and 17 points, respectively, as the trio combined for 56 points on 59 percent shooting.
No. 6 Harding 73, Northwestern Oklahoma 52
SEARCY, Ark. -- Harding collected its 20th win of the season as the Lady Bisons defeated Northwestern Oklahoma 73-52 on Thursday in Great American Conference action. Harding improved to 20-1 overall and 12-1 in the GAC.
It is only the seventh time in school history Harding has won 20 games. The last time was during the 2008-09 season when Harding went 20-10. The most wins in a season came in 1996-97 when Harding went 26-4.
Harding was led by junior guard Shana Holmes who hit four of the Lady Bisons' 10 3-pointers and finished with a team-high 14 points. Senior guard Deshelle Isaac-Boyce came off the bench and scored 11 of her 13 points in the first half.
Both teams had slow starts as Northwestern Oklahoma took a 4-1 lead with 14:22 left in the first half. Harding scored its first bucket with 13:36 left on the clock as Isaac-Boyce converted a traditional 3-point play. The Rangers answered with a bucket but a 3-pointer by junior guard Tabitha Haney gave Harding its first lead with 12:39 left in the first half. The Lady Bisons never relinquished the lead and led by as many as 32 in the second half.
Northwestern Oklahoma was led by freshman guard Relina Johnson who had 15 points, hitting three 3-pointers. Freshman guard Jonae Isaac had 14 points. Both players came off the bench for the Rangers.
No. 9 Drury 99, McKendree 73
LEBANON, Ill. -- Amber Dvorak scored 25 points to lead five Lady Panthers in double-figures as Drury rolled to a 99-73 Great Lakes Valley Conference victory at McKendree on Thursday night in the Harry M. Statham Sports Center.
Annie Armstrong added 17 points, Paige Wilson had a career-high 16 points, Kylie Williamson finished with 15 points and Sanayika Shields had 13 points for the Lady Panthers, who improved to 18-2 overall and 10-2 in the GLVC.
McKendree fell to 7-12 and 2-9.
Hannah Dressler grabbed a career-best 10 rebounds in 20 minutes to help Drury amass a whopping 46-19 advantage on the boards.
And Shelby White had a career-high nine assists as the Lady Panthers not only set a season high for points (99), but assists (28).
The Lady Panthers led 55-44 at the half, fueled by four 3-pointers and 14 points from the freshman Wilson, who hit 4 of 6 from behind the 3-point line for the contest. Drury shot 54 percent from the field for the game, including 64 percent in the second half.
McKendree, after making 15 of 26 shots (58 percent) in the first half to keep it within range, made just 11 of 30 shots (37 percent) in the second half to finish at 46 percent (26 of 56).
Drury also made 14 of 15 free throws (93 percent).
Caty Ponce had 16 points to lead McKendree, which got 15 points from Danielle Amann-Stewart.