Shawnee State women’s basketball got a Homecoming victory on Saturday afternoon, holding off a late Pikeville run for a 75-69 win.
The two teams would trade baskets for most of the first quarter, with six ties and two lead changes. A three by Bailey Cummins and a layup by Brandie Snow would give SSU a 5-point lead at the end of the quarter. Shawnee State would push the lead to double digits in the second quarter, leading by as many as 13 before finishing the half up 40-30.
Devin Conley would lead Pikeville back into the game in the second half after being held scoreless in the first. Conley had 14 points in the quarter, including four made threes, to cut the Shawnee State lead to six points. The Bears would hold UPike off for most of the fourth quarter, but a late Pikeville run keyed by Conley and Brianna Burbridge would get the score tied late. However, the Bears would lock down and hit free throws late to stave off Pikeville.
Bailey Cummins led Shawnee State with 16 points, adding in five rebounds and three assists. Jonessa Moore and Brandie Snow each chipped in with 15 points.
Devin Conley led all scorers with 17 points for Pikeville. Brianna Burbridge had 11 points, with Kandice Porter and Aundrea Matchen each adding 10.
With the win, Shawnee State moves to 22-2 on the year and are 7-1 in the conference. No. 22 Pikeville fall to 16-7, and are 5-4 in the league.
Shawnee State hit the road this upcoming Tuesday for their final non-conference game of the season against West Virginia Tech. Tipoff is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.
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