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D&E drops road contest; WVW wins

December 8, 2011
By Andrew Davis and Jesse Skiles Staff Writers ( , The Inter-Mountain

EDINBORO, Pa. - Samantha Blazetic fired in 16 points to lead No. 9 Edinboro past Davis & Elkins 76-51 Wednesday in non-conference action.

Darche' Jackson followed with 15 points and pulled down six rebounds, while Renee' Brown chipped in with 14 points and six rebounds for the Lady Flying Scots, who led 47-13 at halftime.

Jorden Lykes had 11 points and four rebounds, while Victoria Lyles and Rachel Gostomski scored eight points each for the Lady Senators (5-4).

Davis & Elkins will host Wheeling Jesuit on Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. for a WVIAC matchup.

Wesleyan 85,

Clarion 65

CLARION - West Virginia Wesleyan used a stifling pressure defense Wednesday night, forcing 22 turnovers in an 85-65 road victory at Clarion. The game was a key non-conference win for the Bobcats, as Coach Jackie DeVane's squad raised their overall record to 5-2.

"That is the defensive effort we have looking for," DeVane said. "When you can force that many turnovers, it leads to a lot of easy baskets the other way. Not only did we do a good job with the pressure, we were efficient in getting out and running the floor and finishing on the offensive end."

Wesleyan led a first half defensive tussle throughout, carrying a 35-23 lead into halftime.

After weathering an early Clarion run in the second half, the Bobcats pulled away late for the convincing win.

Lydia Bridenbaugh led the offense with her second straight 30-point game, registering 31 points. The balanced attack had several ladies with big nights; Brittany Maxey scored 14 points, pulled down seven rebounds, and recorded a game high six steals. Danae Hill had 13 points, six assists, and three steals, while Jamie Kauffman scored 12 points and matched Maxey's seven rebounds.

"When we can that many girls involved, pushing the ball and passing well, we can be pretty effective," DeVane said.

Clarion falls to 1-5 with the loss. Emma Fickel led the way for the home team with 18 points, followed by Raven Jones with 13.

Wesleyan returns to action next Wednesday with another non-conference Pennsylvania road trip. The next game will be in Eris against Mercyhurst.



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