Daniel surpasses 1,000-point mark

PHILIPPI — Emily Daniel scored a game high 27 points and sailed past the 1,000-point career mark as Shepherd dispatched homestanding Alderson-Broaddus, 73-60, in a WVIAC womens game on Saturday at the Rex Pyles Arena.

Daniel had 1,025 points when the Lady Rams (9-10 overall and 8-7 in the conference) traveled to play league rival Davis & Elkins in Randolph County on Monday.

Daniel was 10-for-13 from the field and was a perfect 7-for-7 (as were all the Shepherd players who attempted any free throws) from the foul line.

Shepherd went 19-for-19 from the free throw line.

Gabby Flinchum scored 24 points on 10-of-18 from the field and 4-for-4 from the foul line.

Flinchum helped the Lady Rams stage a spirited second half comeback after the Lady Battlers had taken a 37-30 lead at the half. Shepherd outgunned A-B, 43-23, in the second half, going 15-for-15 at the free throw line and 14-for-29 (48 percent) from the field.

Shepherd’s 40-29 rebounding advantage was very instrumental in its win. Flinchum had eight rebounds, Daniel claimed seven more, Rachel Johnson also collared seven rebounds, and Alex Weakland had six more as the Lady Rams overpowered the Lady Battlers on the boards.

Cayla Rhodes and Amanda Peoples combined to go 9-for-18 from the field for the Lady Battlers, then 4-14 overall and 3-11 in the league. The rest of the A-B roster combined to make 12-of-41 shots from the field.

Daniel moved into 14th place among Shepherd’s all-time scorers. She was also seventh on the all-time rebounding list.

Shepherd committed only nine fouls in winning the game.

The Lady Rams were in seventh place in the league standings. Seton Hill, Shepherd, Charleston, West Virginia State, and 10th-place Bluefield were only separated by about 11 power ratings points with Seton Hill at 89.38 and Bluefield at 77.50.

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