UC uses late run to best D&E women
Johnson gets nation-best 20th double-double in 58-51 setback
CHARLESTON – Charleston used a 6-0 spurt to start the fourth quarter to get past Davis & Elkins, 58-51, Wednesday night in MEC play.
The Lady Senators had overcame a 30-21 halftime deficit to take a 42-40 lead on a long jumper by Rachel Bolyard late in the third canto.
With the score tied at 42-42, the Lady Golden Eagles scored the first six points of the final frame and never trailed again.
D&E got within two, at 53-51, when Jamiyah Johnson converted a three-point play but UC ended the game on a 5-0 run.
Johnson recorded her 17th straight double-double in the setback, bucketing 13 points and collecting 12 rebounds. It was her nation-best 20th double-double of the season.
Sydney Nestor chipped in 12 points and seven caroms and Jay Kilpatrick netted 11 points.
Brooklyn Pannell had 19 points and Anna Hayton 17 for the Lady Golden Eagles, who stayed within striking distance of the MEC lead by improving to 19-4 overall and 13-3 in league play.
The Lady Senators (6-17, 5-12) will host MEC foe West Virginia State at 2 p.m. Saturday for Senior Day at the McDonnell Center.