FAIRMONT – The West Virginia Wesleyan Lady Bobcats couldn't capitalize on their momentum from their Glenville State upset win Thursday night as they dropped a Mountain East Conference contest this afternoon to the Fairmont State Lady Falcons in Joe Retton Arena.
The Lady Bobcats dropped an 85-63 decision.
Rachel Vandertoolen scored 21 points but she was the only Lady Bobcat to reach double digits.
The game started out well enough for the Lady Bobcats.
Vandertoolen hit an early three to give Wesleyan their first lead, at 5-4, and then another Vandertoolen trey gave the lead back to Wesleyan, at 10-8, with four minutes gone in the first quarter.
With the game tied at 10-10, Vandertoolen made a lay-up and Mari Stewart popped in a jumper to treat Wesleyan to a 14-10 advantage.
Fairmont State ended the first quarter on a 12-0 run to go up by a 22-14 score and Wesleyan was never able to regain the lead again.
Wesleyan was outscored by a 21-7 margin in the second quarter and trailed by a 43-21 score at the half.
The Lady Bobcats couldn't get any closer than 17 points in the third quarter and was behind by a 70-47 score going into the final 10 minutes of action.
Wesleyan's biggest deficit was 27 points, at 85-58, with 3:14 left in the game.
The Lady Bobcats scored the final five points of the game as Kambrie Bosley hit a trey and Goldman knocked down a jumper.
Wesleyan shot the ball at a 41.1 clip as they made 23 of their 56 field goal attempts.
They shot 58.8 percent from behind the three-point line (10-17).
The win improved Fairmont State to 10-8 overall and 7-5 in the MEC.
The loss dropped Wesleyan to 6-9 overall and 6-6 in the MEC.
The Lady Bobcats will play again this Thursday at home as they host the Notre Dame College Falcons in a conference contest.
The game will tip at 5:30 p.m.