The NCAA Division II women's team at Glenville State ended a two-game losing streak with an emphatic 89-74 victory over the University of Charleston on Monday night in the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The Pioneers (9-5, 7-2) rallied from a 14-point deficit in the first half to win for the first time since Dec. 18.
Tenisha Wilson led the way with 19 points and eight assists, while Mishae Miles added 14 points and Kenyell Goodson had 11. Here are the relevant stats:
- Attempted 90 shots
- Attempted 34 3-pointers
- Rebounded 39 percent of the misses on offense
- Forced 29 turnovers
- Attempted 15 more shots than the Golden Eagles
Charleston (9-5, 5-3) jumped to a 25-11 lead 8 minutes into the game on a jumper by Tiana Beatty, leading to a 30-second timeout by Glenville State coach Bunky Harkleroad. He must have worked his magic, since the Pioneers rallied to within six points by the end of the first half.
They took their first lead of the second half on a 3-pointer from Goodson to make it 50-48, then moved in front to stay about 5 minutes later when Goodson worked inside for a layup. The score was 63-61 at that point, and Glenville State steadily pulled away down the stretch.
Nice W for Coach Harkleroad and his team, who stay at home to face Bluefield State on Thursday night. Game time for that one is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. EST, so check back in for an update.
Meanwhile, the girls' team at North Shore HS in Glen Head, N.Y., continue to roll with the start of conference play. The Vikings are 5-2 overall this season and 3-0 in Conference A-III, and coach Keith Freund's team is coming off two impressive outings.
On Jan. 6, North Shore won at Great Neck North 77-48, and as the saying goes, it likely wasn't that close. The Vikings led 25-2 after the first quarter, leading Coach Freund to really call off the dogs the rest of the way. The result was similar two days before at West Hempstead: the lead after one quarter this time was 21-2, on the way to a final of 67-24.
Coach Freund reports North Shore is ranked second in Nassau County and fourth on Long Island (among public schools) by highschoolhoops.org, an independent Website covering, well, high school hoops in that area. The Vikings were back at it Tuesday night at home against Floral Park, the only other undefeated team in the conference. C'mon back to see how they did.