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Livingstone women fall in season opener, 102-95

Staff report

INSTITUTE, W. Va. — Livingstone’s women’s basketball team fell to host Wet Virginia state, 102-95, here late Saturday night in the season opener for both teams.

The game was part of the MEC-CIAA Challenge and the Blue Bears will play again today — taking on Glenville State at 1:30.

Darra Walker led Livingstone with 23 points, followed by Daisa Harris with 20, Taylor Perkins with 18 and Adel Allen scored 16.

Senior forward Kyala Searcy scored just four points but grabbed a game-high 13 rebounds.

The Blue Bears led at halftime, 47-41, but the Yellow Jackets outscored Livingstone in the third period, 35-23.

Livingstone was credited with 100 shots from the field, making 37.

West Virginia State may have won the game at the foul line, making 33-of-43 free throws.

LIVINGSTONE (95) — Green 2, Harris 20, Searcy 4, Copeland 2, Walker 23, Perkins 18, Allen 16, Bradley 6, Terry, Bland 2, Galay, Porter 2.

WEST VIRGINIA STATE (102) — Jackson 14, Cheresne 8, Hatcher 12, Spears 11, Womack 9, Harmon 6, Johnson, Miller 16, Bowman 6, Grace 10, Lamdrid-Coll, Ross 10.

Livingstone          22    25    23   25 —   95

W. Virginia St.    13    28    35    26 — 102

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