Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

December 1, 2013

Lady Rams drop tightly-contested battle in Ohio

Staff report
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio — The Bluefield College women’s basketball team came up on the short end of a tightly contested game Sunday afternoon, falling 67-59 to Notre Dame College in northern Ohio.

Teqa McNeal led the way with 14 points, while Janee Simmons and Asia Wheeler added 11 apiece. The inside duo also pulled down eight and nine rebounds, respectively, despite fouling out of the contest. McNeal added five assists for the Lady Rams.

Five times in the last five minutes, Bluefield (4-4) got within three points, but Notre Dame (3-1) kept answering BC’s threats and then sank its final five free throws.

Bluefield’s last hoop came with 67 ticks remaining, as Monique Robson made it 62-59 with a jumper. But, the Falcons closed out the contest with five-straight from the free throw line and held BC scoreless.

Four Falcons reached double-digit scoring figures, led by Martha Nagbe’s 19.

Bluefield shot 22-of-51 from the field compared to Notre Dame’s 25-of-64. BC owned a 39-38 edge in rebounds, but the Knights converted 23 points on 23 BC turnovers.

Bluefield plays an exhibition contest Wednesday at Wofford College.