The Lady Jackets had a tall task ahead of them this past Thursday in the Walker Convocation Center. The 8-12 Jackets were set to take on the 19-1 Pioneers of Glenville State. To further thicken the plot, The Lady Pioneers used to be coached by none of than The current Lady Jackets head coach, Charles Marshall. Two years ago before Coach Marshall brought his talents to Institute.
The first quarter started off hot with Jordan Miller of WVSU having a three-pointer shootout with Glenville’s Courtney Davis. The constant rotation of players on the Pioneer’s side of the ball helped them to maintain the lead of rest of the quarter, finishing 25-21 at the end of the first.
The Lady Jackets kept the lead within reach for the first few minutes of the second quarter. Until a Paris McLeod jumper followed by three pointer ignited Glenville State. They finished out the first half with a score of 55-39.
Finishing with the most points out of both teams, Paris McLeod. 14 total point, five rebounds, four steals and three assist. Accomplished with only 11 minutes of playing time. The leading scorer for The Lady Jackets would be both, Jasmine Davis and Jordan Miller at 12 points each. Davis would also have 10 rebounds scoring a double-double in the first half.
The Lady Jackets will be on the road for their next two games against West Virginia Wesleyan followed by West Liberty. They will be back in action at Walker for Senior Day at 2 p.m. on February 10th. They are conference foe, Wheeling Jesuit.
The third quarter was no better for the Yellow Jackets. Glenville State finishing the third quarter with the biggest lead of the game at 36 points with a score of 95-59.
The constant platooning from Coach Kim Stephens kept the conference leaders composed. Making a statement of why they are undefeated in the Mountain East Conference.
The final score for the game would be 128-80. A tough pill to swallow for fans, students, and athletes alike. The Lady Jackets still have a strong chance of making the conference tournament at the end of the regular schedule. Currently sitting at sixth in the conference standings.