Former Chapmanville Regional High School girls’ basketball player Kristin DesRocher had a big game for Glenville State on Saturday in the NCAA Division II Tournament but the Pioneers ended up losing 88-86 at top seed California of Pennsylvania.
DesRocher, a 5-foot-8 junior guard, finished with 25 points to lead Glenville State as she went 9-of-17 from the floor and 6-of-10 from 3-point land. Paris McLeod scored 13 points while Maya Horne chipped in with 11 points for the Pioneers.
Glenville State saw its season come to a close at 24-6.
The Pioneers got off to a great start as DesRocher hit back-to-back 3-pointers as GSC took a four-point lead 17-13 with 3:06 to play, however the Vulcans would score the last four points of the quarter as the game was tied up 17-all after one.
Glenville State led 37-36 at halftime.
California (PA) had a big third quarter as they outscored GSC 26-19 as they held a 62-56 lead heading into the fourth.
In the fourth, California (PA) would add to their lead as it built a 15-point lead at 83-68 with 3:52 to play.
The Pioneers, however, made a late surge, using an 18-5 run to pull to within two. It was not enough, however, as the Vulcans won the game and advanced.
GSC shot 41 percent from the floor and 38 percent from 3-point territory as they went 12-of-31 while California (PA) shot 49 percent from the floor and went 0-for-1 from deep.
California (PA) was led by Seairra Barrett as she scored a game-high 29 points and had 18 rebounds for a double-double.
DesRocher, a former Chapmanville all-state player, led the Lady Tigers to the 2011 Class AA state tournament during her freshman year. It’s the last time CRHS has made it to the state tournament on the girls’ side.
Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner.