BUCKHANNON -- Coach Vicky Bullet and her West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats collected an important home victory Saturday afternoon in the Rockefeller Center. Behind a late three-point field goal from Tyra Hughes. Wesleyan defeated Wheeling Jesuit 85-82.
Wesleyan materialized an impressive fourth quarter comeback to produce the victory. The Cardinals entered the fourth quarter leading 64-59 behind a 32 point third quarter. Bullett's defense came up big in the final stanza recording several critical stops in the final minutes.
Wheeling led 23-18 after on quarter, but Welseyan made a strong second quarter run to take a 39-32 lead into halftime. The Bobcats shot a sterling 51.6 %f from the field.
"It was a hard game, knowing they had two of the best guards in the league. They attacked and we had a difficult time containing them," Bullett said. "Stacy Remer and Tyra Hughes came up with some huge points for us, snd Nicole Gilyard and Brittany Srawovy were key players off the bench. Collectievely, we played hard until the final buzzer."
Hughes led the Wesleyan attack with team highs of 25 points, six rebounds, and 10 assists. She was complimented by Stacy Remer's 18 points and Mari Stewart's effort of 16 points and six rebounds. Lana Long added 10 points. Wheeling Jesuit was led by Chenelle Moore's 32 points and Monic Burns' 26 points. Wesleyan improves to 2-1 overall and they are now 1-0 in the Mountain East Conference. Wheeling Jesuit falls to 1-3. Wesleyan is back in action Monday at West Liberty. Tip-off is set for 5:30 PM.
(Photo Courtesy Sam Santilli )