Clarion women basketball grabbed road win after Thanksgiving

Joseph Lillard / Staff Writer

 

Clarion University women’s basketball team came back from Thanksgiving break refreshed.

The Golden Eagles downed Ohio Valley University on Nov. 28 by a score of 71-63.

Clarion fell behind in the first quarter, 21-17, and gained back some ground in the second.

Ohio Valley went into the halftime break with a 34-31 lead.

Clarion used an efficient third quarter to even things up before the final stanza.

The Golden Eagles saved the best for last, outscoring its opponent 18-10 in the fourth quarter and came away with an eight-point victory.

As solid as the Eagles were in the first half, they finished the game shooting 44.83% from the field in the second half of the game, and shot 40% from three-point territory.

For the whole game, Clarion put in 43.4% of its shots from the floor, and 37.5% from behind the three-point line.

All five of the Clarion University’s starters reached double-digit numbers for points.

Jordan Bekelja led all with 21 points along with three assists, three steals and a block.

Bekelja shot a perfect eight for eight from the foul line.

Amesha Harden-Pullium added 12 points, five assists and a steal in the winner’s efforts.

Taylor Moltz chipped in 12 points of her own to compliment four rebounds, three assists and two steals.

Tracy Wiehe posted 11 points and finished one rebound shy of a double-double.

Along with those nine boards, Wiehe claimed two blocks in the game.

Yndiah Bobo amassed 10 points, three rebounds and three assists.

Clarion gathered 38 rebounds in the contest, and it made a big impact on the outcome.

The Golden Eagles tallied 16 second chance points, overshadowing Ohio Valley’s 6 points.

Clarion University hits the road this weekend for a game against Millersville on Dec. 2, and a game against Shippensburg University on Dec. 3.

Both of those games are scheduled for a 1 p.m. tip-off.

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