ELKINS, WV -The Davis & Elkins women's basketball team defeated West LIberty University 74-63 in WVIAC action Monday night at The McDonnell Center. The Senators built a 30-18 halftime lead as they defended West Liberty and their perimeter shooting and forced the Hilltoppers into 14 turnovers in the first half.
Sophomore guard Rachel Gostomski scored a game-high 23 points to lead three people in double figures for the Senators. Gostomski finished 5-of-5 from the free throw line and added four rebounds.
Sophomore Alicia Lentz scored eight points and added four rebounds in 12 minutes off action off the bench for D&E.
Jenn Cessna led West Liberty with 19 points and was 9-of-9 from the charity stripe. Hillary Southworth and Emily Blevins finished with eight points each, but the Senators kept Southworth from reaching double figures for the first time all season.
D&E limited West Liberty to 4-of-15 shooting from behind the arc, while the Senators finished 7-of-21 (33.3 percent).
D&E held a 33-32 rebounding edge and also forced 20 West Liberty turnovers.
The Senators will travel to Buckhannon Saturday for a key WVIAC contest with rival West Virginia Wesleyan at 2 p.m.