WISE, VA -- After producing their best shooting performance of the season in Saturday's win at Fairmont, Coach Vicky Bullett's squad went cold Wednesday night, falling at Virginia-Wise 54-47. The Lady Bobcats shot 29.9% from the field against the Cavaliers (20-of-67).
Wesleyan kept it close throughout, primarily with a ball-hawking defense the forced 22 Wise turnovers. The Cavaliers led 25-21 at the half, and maintained a 39-31 lead after three periods. Wesleyan responded with a strong run in the fourth quarter, and the contest was tied at 45-45 with only 2:50 remaining. Unfortunately for the Bobcat faithful, Wise made the key plays late, finishing the game with a 9-2 run.
Hanna Oliver of Wise led all scroers with 12 points. The Cavaliers won the rebounding battle 52-39, with 19 of their boards coming off the offensive glass.
Wesleyan falls to 4-3 with the loss, and 3-2 in the Mountain East Conference. Virginia-Wise improves to 2-6 overall and 1-4 in the MEC.
Coach Bullett's squad is back in action this Saturday, hosting Concord at 2:00.