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Concord Women Loses at No. 12 Glenville State, 95-74

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The Concord University women's basketball team dropped a West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference match-up to 12th ranked Glenville State Thursday night at Jesse R. Lilly Gym, 95-74.

Concord (7-20, 6-15 WVIAC) was led by double-doubles from sophomore guard Stephanie Wagner. And sophomore forward Rachel Artrip.

Wagner matched her season-high with 10 assists while committing just one turnover to go with 10 points for her first double-double of the season. She nearly pulled off a triple-double after coming away with nine rebounds.

Artrip, who was making her first start since Dec. 6, set career-highs with 24 points and 11 rebounds. She shot 43.5 percent (10-for-23) from the field and made 4-of-5 free throws. The 24 points is tied for the third-highest individual scoring effort by a Concord player this season.

Junior guard Amanda Smith scored 12 points to finish in double figures for the fifth time in six games. Freshman guard Leslie Mack rounded out Concord's top scorers with 10 points off the bench to go with two steals.

Sophomore forward Jacqueline Kestner registered eight rebounds; Kestner has pulled down at least eight rebounds in four Concord's last five games.

Concord kept the game close for the opening 10 minutes of play, leading 10-8 at one point and trialing by just three points with 10 minutes left in the period. However, the Pioneers used a 32-17 run over the final portion of the first half to extend its lead to 52-34 going into halftime.

Glenville State led by as many as 25 points in the second half on its way to the 95-74 win.

Glenville's Ginny Mills, who currently holds the top spot in the WVIAC in three-pointers made (3.45/game), was the leading scorer for the evening with 33 points.

Concord will close out the regular season at home 2:00 p.m. Saturday against Bluefield State in the Carter Center.