The women's team at Glenville State College, coached by Bunky Harkleroad, rolled on to the quarterfinals of the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament with a 119-86 victory over Alderson-Broaddus on Monday night. And, yep, the Pioneers were part of a couple of tourney records in the opener: the 205 combined points were the most in the history of the event, as were the shots (100) and 3-point attempts (49) by Glenville State.
Coach Harkleroad's squad, seeded fourth, improved to 18-9 and will face No. 5 seed West Liberty (19-8) on Wednesday night at 8:30 p.m. at the Charleston (W.Va.) Civic Center. The winner of that game likely plays regular-season champ West Virginia Wesleyan in the semifinals Friday.
Newly crowned WVIAC Player of the Year Donita Adams scored 19 of her 25 points in the first half and Kristen Golden went off with 35 points, making 15 of 21 shots. Beth Deren added 15, Kim Stephens had 13 and Suzi Harvey finished with 11 to give Glenville State five players in double figures. Point guard Miranda Reed filled up her stat sheet with nine assists and six steals.
Alderson-Broaddus LLC (sorry, I couldn't resist, it's actually not a limited liability corporation) turned it over 38 times to finish the season at 7-20.
Good luck to Coach Harkleroad and his team Wednesday night; I'll keep you posted.