Women’s Hoops Evens Record With Win at Penn State Altoona

Women’s Hoops Evens Record With Win at Penn State Altoona

ALTOONA, Pa. – Wesley College's women's basketball team evened its record at 2-2 with a 82-70 win at Penn State Altoona on Saturday afternoon at Adler Gym.

In a well balanced scoring effort that featured great teamwork, Roniece Williams led the Wolverines with 20 points while matching Alexis Stroud (14 points, eight rebounds) for a team-high six assists.  Brionna Johnson also came off the bench and notched her fourth-straight double-double to open the year with 18 points, 11 rebounds to go with five assists.

Tiyanna Gibbs added nine points with six rebounds and six steals while Tiara White and Alyson Davis chipped in with seven and six points, respectively.

The teams traded buckets for the first four minutes but a triple by Stroud with 14:31 left in the first half gave the Wolverines a 7-6 lead and they never trailed again.  Wesley extended its lead to as many as 14 points and went into the half with a 34-26 lead.

Altoona went on a 9-2 run to start the half, cutting the Wolverines lead to a single point but four quick points by Johnson as well as a three by Davis quickly got the lead back to double digits.  Once again Penn State fought back to get to within three but the big the trio of Williams, Johnson and Stroud kept the game intact for the Navy & White.

Wesley returns to action for its home opener on Tuesday, November 25 against Widener at 6 pm.  All proceeds from the game will go to benefit The Cure Stars Now in honor of Mount St. Joseph women's basketball player Lauren Hill who was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Giloma.