GSC FALTERS IN THIRD CONFERENCE WIN - Lady Pioneers Go Down 59-58 To West Liberty

(03/08/2004)

West Liberty used some clutch defense over the weekend to end Glenville State's bid for a third straight West Virginia Conference women's basketball title.

Ashlea Bland swatted away a Glenville layup as time expired yesterday to lift the Hilltoppers to a 59-to-58 win over the two-time defending champions.

Second-seeded West Liberty earned the automatic berth in the Division Two East Regional. Top-seeded Glenville likely will receive an at-large berth when the pairings are announced.

Bland was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player. She had 20 points and 18 rebounds -- a day after scoring a career-high 40 in a semifinal win over West Virginia State.

Glenville came from ten points down midway through the second half to pull within 55-to-53.

But Glenville couldn't get over the hump -- and West Liberty's lead swelled to 58-to-53 before the Pioneers' last comeback bid fell two points short.

Bland, Kelly West and Dana Levendoski represent West Liberty on the all-tournament team, along with Glenville's Tracy Wyatt and Rachel Redick.


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