Shepherd women down West Virginia Wesleyan
Senior forward Emily Daniel scored 18 points and senior guard Alex Tamez of Berkeley Springs added 15 points and game-highs of six assists and five steals to lead Shepherd University to a 74-58 win over West Virginia Wesleyan in WVIAC women’s basketball action at the Butcher Center on Senior Night on Thursday.
Daniel hit on 7-of-16 shots with a 4-of-6 effort from the foul line.
Sophomore center Gabby Flinchum added 12 points and a team-high nine rebounds, while senior guard Priscilla Moseh had nine points, three rebounds, three steals and a pair of assists.
Brittany Maxey had 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Bobcats. Courtney Small added 11 points.
The Rams shot 48.3 percent (29-30) from the floor, 0 percent (0-4) from three-point range, and 76.2 percent (16-21) from the line.
The Bobcats hit at 40.7 percent (24-59) from the floor, 33.3 percent (5-15) from beyond the arc, and 55.6 percent (5-9) from the charity stripe.
West Virginia Wesleyan had 40-31 advantage on the boards.
Trailing 33-26 at halftime, Wesleyan rallied to within one point at 38-37 after a jumper by Maxey with 15:22 left in the game. The Rams went on an 11-1 run to build an 11-point lead at 49-38 and never looked back. Flinchum had six points to fuel the run.
Shepherd improves to 13-13, 12-10 in WVIAC action, while West Virginia Wesleyan falls to 8-16, 7-14.
The Rams await word on the pairings for next week’s WVIAC Tournament.