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A-B, Wesleyan collect wins; D&E?suffers first league loss

November 30, 2011
By Edgar Kelley and Jesse Skiles Staff Writers ( , The Inter-Mountain

PHILIPPI?- Two free throws from Amanda Peoples with five seconds remaining in regulation lifted Alderson-Broaddus to a 61-60 comeback win over Seton Hill Tuesday night in WVIAC?action at Rex Pyles Arena.

The Lady Battlers, who overcame a 34-18 halftime deficit, trailed 60-59 late in regulation when Peoples stepped to the line and buried both shots from the charity stripe to hand A-B the victory.

Leah Hurst led the Lady Battlers (1-2, 1-2 WVIAC) in the contest with 18 points. Peoples collected a double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds.

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The Inter-Mountain Photo by Joe Blankenship
Alderson-Broaddus’ Brittini Shriver goes up for a shot in front of Seton Hill’s Mallory Sanner Tuesday night in WVIAC?action at Rex Pyles Arena. The Lady Battlers rallied for a 61-60 victory in the contest.

Zipporah Tidwell added 11 points and five caroms for A-B, while Erica Brooks tossed in nine.

Tiara Stossel led Seton Hill with 15 points. Katie Gattuso followed with 11 points and Clare Berenato hit for 10.

Alderson-Broaddus will entertain Charleston on Saturday.

Wesleyan 76, Pitt-Johnstown 67

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - West Virginia Wesleyan's women's squad utilized a strong first half defensive performance, and stellar free throw shooting down the stretch to gain a 76-67 road victory at Pitt-Johnstown Tuesday night.

"We kept hitting from the line in the final minutes," Wesleyan first-year head coach Jackie Devane said. "The ladies kept their poise and we did not let them back in the game at the end."

Wesleyan's standout duo of Jamie Kauffman and Lydia Bridenbaugh were outstanding once again, scoring 26 points each and combining for 52 of the team's 76 points.

They also combined to go 19-of-22 from the line. As a team, the Lady Bobcats were a sterling 30-of-35 from the stripe.

For the first half, Wesleyan established a comfortable 36-25 halftime lead behind an aggressive defensive effort.

Pitt-Johnstown made some runs in the second half, but could not regain an advantage on the visitors.

"Our goal was to hold them to 25 or under in the first half, and we did that," Devane said. "But once we got up in their face and stopped their perimeter game, we allowed them to drive on us to the basket a lot in the second half. That is an adjustment we are going to have to work on.

"We did a good job of stepping up our rebounding effort in the second half and eliminating any second shots."

After being down three in the rebounding category at halftime, Wesleyan ended the night plus-seven with a 46-39 advantage on the boards.

The Lady Mountain Cats were led by Amber Smith with 19 points. Kaitlynn Fratz followed with 15.

Wesleyan raises its record to 3-2 overall with the win and 2-1 in the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Shepherd 76, D&E?72

SHEPHERDSTOWN?- Katie Biggs poured in a career-high 28 points as Shepherd posted a 76-72 WVIAC?win over Davis & Elkins in double over Tuesday night.

Emily Daniel added 12 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals for the Lady Rams (3-3, 1-1 WVIAC), who rallied from a 21-point second half deficit.

Page Turner paced the Lady Senators (4-3, 3-1) with 19 points. Amy Turner followed with 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.

Davis & Elkins will entertain a 2 p.m. contest against Ohio Valley on Saturday.



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