Lady Rams repel Bobcat challenge

BUCKHANNON — Shepherd saw its nine-point halftime lead pared to only two points by host West Virginia Wesleyan with 2:25 to play, but had Priscilla Moseh score the game’s last four points to turn back the Bobcat challenge and win, 74-68, last Thursday in a WVIAC women’s games.

Moseh would finish with 16 points and had 11 of Shepherd’s 41 rebounds. Emily Daniel would also score 16 points and claim nine rebounds as the Lady Rams held a 41-35 rebounding edge.

Moseh was 5-for-8 from the field and 6-for-6 from the foul line. She had a game-high five steals. Daniel was 7-for-10 from the floor and 2-for-2 from the free throw line.

Reserve center Jimyse Brown totaled 10 points and had six rebounds in replacing starting center, Gabby Flinchum, who fouled out in only 11 minutes of playing time. Rachel Johnson came off the bench to score 10 points on 5-of-9 shooting from the field.

Brittany Maxey (22 points, 11 rebounds) and Atavia Blake (20 points, 10 rebounds) were the only forces the Bobcats could find.

The Bobcats were 7-12 overall and dipped to 6-10 in conference play.

The Lady Rams dominated the rebounding (46-30) in trimming visiting Concord, 81-74, in a comeback win on Saturday at the Butcher Center.

Trailing by eight points at halftime, Shepherd got 11 second-half points from Jimyse Brown, 10 from Emily Daniel, and 10 from Priscella Moseh to spearhead a 49-point last-half scoring effort.

Rachel Johnson finished with 17 points off the bench, while Daniel had 16 points, 13 rebounds, and five assists. Moseh added 12 points, 13 rebounds, and five steals to the win. Brown closed with 13 points and five rebounds. In her 12 minutes off the bench, center Gabby Flinchum notched 10 points.

Shepherd’s bench outscored Concord, 40-11.

The Lady Rams were 10-8 in the WVIAC and 11-11 overall. Concord was 5-12 in the league and 6-17 overall.

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