Webb and Oliver record career-high point totals as Cavs knock off Cardinals

WISE, Va. - UVa-Wise received career-high point totals from Cynita Webb and Hanna Oliver as the Cavaliers halted a six-game losing streak with a 92-81 overtime Mountain East Conference women's basketball win over Wheeling Jesuit at the Prior Center.

UVa-Wise (3-12, 2-8 MEC) held a five point lead with 1:09 to play in regulation when Lockamy scored inside to make the score 71-66.

Wheeling Jesuit (6-10, 4-6 MEC) would finish the game on a 6-to-1 scoring spurt to force overtime. Monica Burns would make a pair of free throws before Chanelle Moore scored inside following a turnover.

Cavalier freshman Ada Stanley would split a pair of free throws to put her team up a deuce before drawing a charge to give her squad the ball with a two point lead and just eight seconds remaining.

The Cardinals would get one more shot following a moving screen call against the Cavs. Debbie Buff's team would take advantage of the opportunity as Burns would can back-to-back free throws to force an extra session.

Elise Clyburn's team would go a perfect 6-for-6 from the field in overtime to claim the league win. Freshman Judy Cummings would score all six of her points in the extra session as she would go 4-for-4 at the charity stripe. While the Cavs were perfect from the field the Cardinals struggled to find the bottom of the basket making just 3-of-10 field goal attempts.

UVa-Wise jumped to an early double digit lead thanks to the play of Lockamy and Oliver. The duo combined for 13 first quarter points as Lockamy netted seven with Oliver making two 3-pointers in the opening 10 minutes to spur the hosts to a 24-13 lead moving to the second period.

Wheeling Jesuit would battle back behind strong field goal shooting. The Cardinals made 10-of-17 their second quarter attempts. Mariah Callen would lead the charge as she recorded eight of her 20 points to get her team within six at 41-35 at intermission.

The two teams would play even at 13 each in the third quarter to send the game to the final period with UVa-Wise holding a 54-48 advantage.

Webb was a force on the interior as the sophomore made 9-of-11 attempts to post a career-high 24 points. The Virginia Beach, Va. also corralled 11 rebounds to record her sixth double-double of the season.

Oliver used the 3-point line to reach a career-high 21 points. The freshman connected on five triples off the bench.

Lockamy had her best game as a distributor as she dished out a career-high nine assists to go with 13 points and six rebounds.

Burns led Wheeling Jesuit with 22 points while Moore finished with a double-double with 19 points and 12 rebounds.

The win was the first for UVa-Wise over Wheeling Jesuit since the formation of the MEC. The Cardinals knocked the Cavs out of last year's MEC Tournament in the league semifinals.

Coach Clyburn's team will be back in action Wednesday at the Prior Center when West Virginia State visits Wise for a 5:30 p.m. tip.



 
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