Charleston uses fourth-quarter run to slip past Lady Senators

The Inter-Mountain photo by Edgar Kelley Davis & Elkins College’s Sydney Nestor fights for a rebound during Saturday’s MEC contest against the University of Charleston.

ELKINS — A strong fourth quarter coupled with 18 points and seven rebounds from Anna Hayton helped the University Charleston pull past Davis & Elkins College for a 65-53 win Saturday afternoon in Mountain East Conference action at the McDonnell Center.

The Lady Senators (2-11, 2-6 MEC) led 29-25 at the half and 41-38 after three quarters before the Lady Golden Eagles took over in the final quarter.

With the contest tied at 47-47, Brooklyn Pannell’s layup with 6:38 remaining in regulation gave Charleston the lead for good as the visitors closed out the game with a 18-6 run.

Parnell and Dakota Reeves added 12 points each for the Lady Golden Eagles. Megan Haines chipped in eight points and six assists.

The Lady Senators held the rebounding advantage, 42-27, but UC held a 27-3 edge on scoring off the bench.

Jamiyah Johnson led Davis & Elkins with 20 points and 15 rebounds.

Sydney Nestor followed with 12 points, seven caroms and four assists. Peyton Mohler also had a steady showing for the hosts with nine points, four boards and four assists.

The Lady Senators will entertain Glenville State for another league matchup on Wednesday. Game time is slated for 5:30 p.m.

Charleston (12-2, 7-1) will travel to Urb ana on the same evening in MEC play.


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