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Glover leads LWC Women's Basketball to victory

By Kyrin Mayfield

Bree Glover was unstoppable on Thursday night as the senior led the Lindsey Wilson women's basketball team to a 63-54 victory against Pikeville (KY) at the Biggers Sports Center.

The forward out of Glasgow, Kentucky, filled the stat sheet. Glover recorded a career-high 21 rebounds, just two shy of tying the program record, 13 points, four blocks, and four steals.

After two weeks off, the Blue Raiders (10-1, 5-1 MSC) showed some rust early on with five turnovers in the first five minutes of the game. Despite that, Lindsey Wilson was able to stay close to Pikeville (9-5, 5-5 MSC), down just 18-15 at the end of the first quarter.

In the second quarter, the Blue Raiders returned to their dominant form by going on a 9-0 run and taking a 24-18 lead which turned into a 31-27 advantage by halftime.

The Bears continuously pounded the paint in the first half, scoring 26 of their 27 points in that area, but were 0-for-11 from deep. Meanwhile, the Blue Raiders controlled the boards by outrebounding Pikeville 27-18 and shot an efficient 42 percent from the floor.

In the third, the Bears came roaring back on a 7-2 run. Alexis Reed knocked down Pikeville's first 3-point shot of the game with four-and-a-half minutes remaining to give the Bears a 34-33 lead. Both squads traded buckets in the remaining minutes with neither leading by more than two. After 30 minutes, it was Pikeville with the 43-42 lead.

Midway through the fourth quarter, Lindsey Wilson pulled together an 11-0 run. Maleigha Oldham scored five unanswered points to push the Blue Raiders' lead to 57-50 and force the Bears to call a timeout. With such a large deficit, Pikeville resorted to fouling with the hope Lindsey Wilson would miss free throws. The Blue Raiders converted on six of their final eight charity-stripe shots to seal the victory.

It was a stout defensive effort from Lindsey Wilson as the Blue Raiders held the Bears to just 32.9 percent from the floor and 10 percent beyond the arc.

Hailey Ison was the highest scorer for Lindsey Wilson, registering a season-high 15 points. Jordyn Stephens and Rose Mary Jackson also scored in double figures with 11 and 10, respectively.

For Pikeville, Reed led with 16 points. Brianna Burbridge was the top rebounder for the Bears as she recorded a double-double with 10 points and 11 boards.

Lindsey Wilson has now won nine of the last 10 against Pikeville and leads the all-time series 53-18.

Next up for the Blue Raiders is a meeting with the Cumberlands (KY) on Saturday, January 16 at the Biggers Sports Center. Tipoff is scheduled for 1:30pmCT.

This story was posted on 2021-01-14 18:25:45
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