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Livingstone women fall at home to WV Wesleyan, 83-69

Staff report

SALISBURY — Livingstone’s women shot just 36 percent from the field on Saturday afternoon at New Trent Gym, falling to West Virginia Wesleyan, 83-69.

It was the first game back from Christmas break for the Blue Bears (5-7), but the shooting woes, including 46 percent from the foul line (7-for-15) continue to plagued coach Tiffany Silver’s team.

Meanwhile, the Bobcats (5-6) made 33-of-62 field goals (53 percent) and 11-of-16 free throws (69 percent). Wesleyan was led by senior forward Mari Stewart’s 25 points and eight rebounds. Stacy Remer scored 15 points and also had eight boards.

Livingstone was led by junior forward Kyala Searcy’s 23 points and 10 rebounds and freshman guard Taylor Perkins’ 21 points. Guard Asia Green followed with 15 points and seven rebounds.

Point guard Imani Payne dished out 10 assists for Livingstone.

Wesleyan had a 28-point second quarter to take a 50-38 halftime lead, and Livingstone did not really threaten in the second half, coming the closest at 54-47.

The Blue Bears return to action on Thursday, a CIAA contest at Elizabeth City State (5:30 p.m.).

WEST VA. WESLEYAN (83) — Stewart 25, Remer 15, Long 8, Matlack 7, Szelong 2, Stawovy 13, Martin, Gilyard, Babauer 3, Goldman 10, Barnett, Rodriguez.

LIVINGSTONE (69) — Green 15, Perkins 21, Searcy 23, Deberry 3, Payne 2, Bradley 3, Robinson 2, Bland, Foote, Porter.

WV Wesleyan  22   28   12   21 — 83

Livingstone      20   18   14   17 — 69

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