SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. – Junior forward Emily Daniel (Beaver, WV/Shady Spring) scored 24 points and freshman center Gabby Flinchum (North Potomac, MD/Wootton) added 22 to lead Shepherd University to a 91-69 win over Pitt-Johnstown in WVIAC women’s basketball action on Senior Night at the Butcher Center on Wednesday night.
Daniel hit on 8-of-14 shots with a 2-of-2 effort from beyond the arc. She was 6-of-6 from the foul line. Her 24-point effort ties her career-high.
Flinchum hit on 11-of-13 shots from the floor to post a career-high effort. She added a game-high 12 rebounds, five assists, four blocked shots, and a pair of steals.
Senior guard Jenn Prine (Fairless Hills, PA/Pennsbury) poured in 15 points, while adding three assists, three steals, and three boards.
Junior guard Priscilla Moseh (Springfield, VA/Robert E. Lee /Frederick CC) added 12 points and eight rebounds, while junior guard Alex Tamez (Berkeley Springs, WV/The Miller School [Va.]) had eight assists, six rebounds, five steals, and two points.
Sara Trimarco had 18 points and Nicole Carman added 13 for the Lady Cats.
Shepherd used a 14-1 run in the first half to take a 30-16 advantage after a three-pointer by Moseh with 7:02 remaining in the half. The Rams had a 40-33 lead at the break.
The Rams used a 20-7 run midway through the second half to take a 22-point advantage at 78-56 lead after a three-pointer by Prine with 5:59 left in the game. Prine had seven points to fuel the run.
Shepherd shot 50.7 percent (38-75) from the floor, with a 40 percent (6-15) effort from three-point range. The Rams connected on 9-of-12 (75 percent) foul shots.
Pitt-Johnstown shot 43.9 percent (25-57) from the floor with a 38.5 percent (10-26) performance from beyond the arc. The Lady Cats hit on 9-of-11 free throws (81.8 percent).
Shepherd had a 47-24 advantage on the boards.
Shepherd falls to 15-10 overall, 12-7 in WVIAC action, while Pitt-Johnstown drops to 12-11, 10-9. The Rams return to action on Saturday when they travel to Ohio Valley for a 2 p.m. contest.
Katie Biggs with her parents on Senior Night.
Shelby Fayak with her mother and brother on Senior Night.
Melissa Furr with her parents on Senior NIght.
Jenn Prine with her parents on Senior Night.
Hannah Safren with her parents on Senior Night.
Jenn Prine in action for the Rams.
Hannah Safren in action for the Rams.