GLENVILLE – For one half, it looked like the West Virginia Wesleyan Lady Bobcats were poised to pull off another upset of the Mountain East Conference leading Glenville State Lady Pioneers today in the Waco Center.
Wesleyan led at the half by a 34-29 score, but they couldn't keep up with the nation's second-highest scoring team in the final 20 minutes as they dropped an 86-60 contest.
The Lady 'Cats upset Glenville State by an 87-75 score back on Jan. 19. It was the last win for Wesleyan as they have dropped 11 in a row heading into the MEC Tournament.
Wesleyan was without two starters heading into the contest.
Ahead by a 9-4 score, Remer popped in a jumper and then a three-pointer and Goldman darted inside for another lay-up to treat Wesleyan to a 16-4 lead.
Glenville State whittled the lead down to 18-10, but Brittney Allen launched in a trey and Nicole Gilyard tossed in a basket to increase the Wesleyan lead to 23-10 with 1:43 left in the first quarter.
Wesleyan took a 27-17 lead into the second quarter.
The Lady 'Cats went eight minutes in the second quarter without scoring a point as Glenville State went on a 12-0 run for a 29-27 lead.
Wesleyan though scored the last seven points of the half.
Goldman made three free throws, Gilyard scored on a lay-up and Goldman flipped in a jumper as Wesleyan owned their 34-29 lead at the break.
Glenville State outscored Wesleyan by a 35-15 margin in the third quarter.
That gave the Lady Pioneers a 64-49 lead heading into the fourth quarter.
Glenville State built their biggest lead of the game with 2:37 left at 26 points – 84-58.
Wesleyan put three players in double digits.
Remer paced the offense with 18 points, Gilyard tallied 16 and Goldman had 13.
Wesleyan shot the ball at a 36.2 clip as they made good on 25 of their 69 field goal attempts.
Glenville State outrebounded Wesleyan by a 52-47 margin.
The Lady Pioneers improved to 24-4 overall and 18-4 in the MEC.
Wesleyan dropped to 6-19 overall and 6-16 in the MEC.
Wesleyan will enter the MEC Tournament as the 10th seed.
They will play the seventh-seeded Shepherd Rams in the opening round on Wednesday at noon at the Charleston Civic Center.