Sat, Dec. 1, 2012 - [Women's Basketball]
Wise, Va. – On the day of the Cav Trio silent auction the Cavaliers were not very quiet. The Cavaliers upset the #2 ranked team in the nation Shawnee State University 63-42. The win over the #2 Bears is the highest ranked team ever defeated by the Cavs.
The Cavaliers trailed the Bears 23-13 with two and a half minutes left to play in the first half. They then scored nine unanswered points to end the half down by one. A three-pointer by Charlotte Reasor to open the second half gave the Cavaliers a two point lead. After that three point shot the Cavalier women began putting on a shooting clinic outscoring Shawnee 41-19 in the second half. In the half the Cavs' shot 59.3 percent from the field and 66.7 percent from three-point land. Although Chelsea Cluesman's streak of five straight games scoring 20 or more points came to an end she had a game high 18 points on eight of 16 shooting and 12 rebounds. Katie Jo Lester also had a strong performance with a season high 15 points with three of six shooting from beyond the arc. Defensively the mixture of the 2-3 zone and man-to-man coverage stifled the Bears and led to 14 steals for the home team.
Shawnee State on the other end of things, could not find the basket. For the game they shot 29.1 percent from the field and 19.2 percent from beyond the three point line. Turnovers also plagued the #2 ranked Bears as the committed 26 of them throughout the game. Shawnee had at one point a ten point lead in the first half that dwindled to one at the end of the half. In the second half, the Bears struggled in all aspects of the game and once they relinquished the lead they were unable to retain it. Alex Pohl led the Bears with 11 points and nine rebounds and Alannah Sheets added eight points.
The win improves the Cavaliers to (2-3) in the Mid-South Conference and (4-7) overall. The loss drops the Bears to (3-2) in the Mid-South Conference and (8-1) overall.
The Cavaliers will be back in action Tuesday, December 4th as they take on Milligan College in the David J. Prior Convocation Center. Tip-off is set for 6:00pm