Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

November 2, 2013

Lady Rams, CU women start out season with losses

Staff reports
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BLUEFIELD, Va. — Opening the season at home, the Blue-field College women’s basketball team took an 89-83 loss on Friday night at the Dome Gymnasium after Virginia Intermont caught fire down the stretch.

The visiting Cobras closed out the final four minutes of the non-conference game with a 15-6 run.

BC’s Teqa McNeal scored a team-high 23 points and climbed above the 1,000-point milestone. She now has 1,003 in her collegiate career.

Asia Wheeler added a double-double of 18 points, 15 rebounds for Bluefield College.

The Cobras’ Rainey Story led all scorers with 41 points, going 19 for 21 at the free throw line and 11 for 16 from the floor.

Bluefield’s next game is a scrimmage at Division I Radford University today at 2 p.m. The Lady Rams host WVU-Tech on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in another non-conference game.

WVU 101, Concord 26

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia senior Christal Caldwell scored 10 points in a row en route to 25 points as the Mountaineers beat the Lady Lions in an exhibition contest Friday at the WVU Coliseum.

Concord’s Andrea Bertrand nailed a three with 16:49 remaining in the opening half, pulling the visitors within three points, 9-6. West Virginia then went on a 32-1 run and led 47-10 at halftime. CU was 9 for 50 shooting from the field.

In her return from injury last season, Bertrand topped Concord with 10 points while also grabbing four rebounds and two steals. Bertrand went 4 for 12 from the field. Sissy Wagner and Sarah Wetter each had four rebounds.

Caldwell was 11 for 16 from the field. WVU’s Bria Holmes had 17 points, six rebounds and three steals.

The Mountain Lions play their regular season opener at Lincoln Memorial University on Nov. 13. Concord’s home opener is scheduled for Nov. 19 against local rival Bluefield State.

West Virginia’s first regular-season game is next Friday at 5:30 at the Coliseum against Ohio State.