NCAA Div. II Women’s Tourney
Atlantic Regional at Glenville State College
No. 1 Glenville State 82, No. 8 West Liberty 70
GLENVILLE – Williamstown graduate Liz Flowers poured in a game-high 26 points for No. 8 seed West Liberty here Friday evening at the Jesse R. Lilly Gymnasium, but it wasn’t enough as the Hilltoppers’ season came to an end following an 82-70 setback to No. 1 seed Glenville State in the opening round of the NCAA Division II tournament.
GSC, which is the host school for the Atlantic Regional and is now one win away from reaching the Sweet 16, improved to 29-3 overall.
Head coach Charles Marshall’s Pioneers, who were already playing without point guard Jessica Parsons – the nation’s top assist-to-turnover ratio holder, also lost standout Ginny Mills on Friday due to a knee injury.
Despite that, the Pioneers received 21 points apiece from Tasia Bistow and Kenyona Simmons. Briauna Nix added 12 points and GSC teammate Aesha Peters contributed six points along with game-highs of 10 boards and five blocked shots.
Both teams shot just 34 percent from the field, but GSC made its first 23 free throws and finished 29 of 33 from the charity stripe.
Kailee Howe added 15 points for WLU (20-11).
GSC will take on Bloomsburg in the 7:30 p.m. regional semifinal.
No. 2 Edinboro 64,
No. 7 Charleston 62
GLENVILLE – Nichole Perry’s jumper with five seconds left didn’t fall and second-seeded Edinboro advanced to the semifinals of the Atlantic Regional following a tight 64-62 triumph versus No. 7 Charleston (21-9) here Friday.
Chyress Lockhart had a game-high 20 points and Perry tallied 15 for the Golden Eagles.
Valerie Majewski scored 18 points to lead 25-5 Edinboro, which got a double-double of 13 points and 11 rebounds from Aignee Freeland. Darche’ Jackson added 13 points and three steals in the victory.
No. 3 Gannon 76,
No. 6 Shaw 70
GLENVILLE – No. 3 Gannon (28-3) used a 27-5 advantage in bench points to help knock off sixth-seeded Shaw, 76-70, here Friday during the opening game of the Atlantic Regional.
Shaw, which trailed 37-29 at halftime and ended the campaign at 21-9, received 19 points apiece from Micah Brooks and Kamiya Burwell. Bryann Guyton had 14 points and Verdine Warner posted the game’s lone double-double of 11 points and 12 boards in the setback.
Gannon, which takes on Edinboro at 5 p.m. today in the first semifinal, used a balanced scoring attack and had just two players crack double figures – Jen Papich (15) and Nettie Blake (12). The duo combined for 17 rebounds.
No. 4 Bloomsburg 75,
No. 5 Virginia State 57
GLENVILLE – Fifth-seeded Virginia State fought back from a 38-20 halftime deficit late Saturday night, but No. 4 Bloomsburg (25-4) won going away, 75-57.
Catherine Noack paced five Bloomsburg players in double figures with a game-high 19 points. Adreana Sadowski tallied a baker’s dozen, Taylor Kaminski netted 10 and fellow teammates Marla Simmons and Jocelyn Ford finished with 11 counters apiece.
Virginia State, which ended its season at 25-3, got 18 points from Tiffanie Adair and 14 from Lamesha Deal, who added six boards and five steals.