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Concord Women's Basketball Falls to Glenville State, 104-67

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The Concord University women's basketball team dropped a Monday night West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference match-up to Glenville State, 104-67, at the Carter Center.

CU's record drops to 5-13 overall and 4-8 in the WVIAC. Glenville, the top-ranked team in the league, boosted its record to 17-2 overall and 12-1 in the WVIAC.

Concord was led by junior guard Amanda Smith's 19 points, her fourth consecutive game in which she hit double figures. Smith also grabbed six boards, two assists, and two steals.

Sophomore forward Rachel Artrip and freshman guard Leslie Mack both scored double digits as well with 11 and 10 points, respectively. Artrip added five rebounds, two assists, and a steal while Mack grabbed three rebounds.

Other contributors included junior center Sammi Webster, who pulled down six rebounds and sophomore guard Stephanie Wagner, who went for six assists and five rebounds.

As a team, Concord held a 46-41 rebounding advantage over Glenville State. The rebounding total was a team season-high for CU. The Mountain Lions also had an edge over GSC in second chance points (14-7).

A tough first half that saw Concord commit 18 turnovers and shoot just 33.3 percent led to a 70-26 halftime lead for Glenville State. The Mountain Lions fared much better in the second half, shooting 16-for-33 (48.5 percent) from the field  compared to Glenville's 9-for-33 (27.3 percent) on their way to outscoring the Pioneers in the second period, 41-34.

Ashleigh Fossett was Glenville State's leading scorer with 25 points.

Concord will head back on the road to play at Wheeling Jesuit 5:30 p.m. Thursday before returning home for back-to-back games against West Virginia Wesleyan and Alderson-Broaddus February 4 and 5.

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