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Furious rally falls just short for D&E women

ELKINS — A furious rally fell just short for Davis & Elkins as Frostburg State held on to capture a 73-72 victory Thursday night in MEC women’s action inside the McDonnell Center.

In the coaching debut for Rachel Swartz, the Lady Senators trailed by 19 early into the second quarter.

But a 3-pointer by Allie Taylor off an assist from Buckhannon-Upshur High School product Brooklyn Maxwell gave D&E a 52-51 lead with 2:18 left in the third quarter.

After regaining a 56-54 advantage at the end of three frames, the Lady Bobcats led by six points on three different occasions in the final canto before a pair of free throws from Maxwell cut the lead to 71-70 with 1:03 left and Taylor later knocked down a jumper with 44 seconds left to again make it a one-point game, at 72-71.

However, Brenae Ford’s two free throws with 26 seconds on the clock proved to be the difference.

Jamiyah Johnson led D&E with 20 points but her streak of 24 straight double-double games dating back to last season was halted at 24 as she collected eight rebounds.

Freshman Marissa Berlin contributed 11 points and nine caroms and junior Amiah Banks 10 points in their Lady Senator debuts. Taylor added five assists and Maxwell tallied four helpers.

Morgan Dombroski led three teammates in double figures with a game-high 21 points for Frostburg State. She also had 10 rebounds and five assists.

Ciara Thomas added 17 points and Ford chipped in with 14.

D&E was slated to visit Fairmont State on Sunday but that contest was postponed due to the Lady Falcons pausing team activities due to COVID-19 protocol. The Lady Senators will now travel to Glenville State at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday for another league contest.

Wheeling 76, AB 63

WHEELING — Lilly Ritz had 23 points to go with 15 rebounds as Wheeling picked up a 76-63 win over Alderson Broaddus in MEC play.

Shanley Woods chipped in 17 points, while Macyn Siegenthaler and Tori Harrison each had 11 for the Lady Cardinals.

Yolanda Florido led the Lady Battlers — making their MEC debut –with 14 points and six rebounds. Iyahnna Williams added 10 points and seven boards.

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