ST. CLAIRSVILLE – Ohio University Eastern honored the 2012 Ohio Regional Campus State Tournament Champions before the tip off against WVU Parkersburg Saturday afternoon in St. Clairsville. The 2013 Lady Panthers did their best to impress last year’s champs as they led wire to wire in an impressive showing against WVUP.
OUE jumped out to a 40-26 halftime lead as Shadyside’s Kelsey Holloway, Monroe Central’s Alex Kuhn and Beallsville’s Julie Bilyeu each hit for double figures by the break.
The Mountaineers never threatened in the second half and OUE cruised to any easy 74-55 victory. The two-time defending state champions were led by Kuhn with 24 points, 5 assists and 4 steals. Bilyeu finished with 16 points and 14 rebounds. Holloway added 15 markers and 4 steals. Shadyside’s Sarah Neavin also hit for double figures with 11 points and 7 boards.
Kristen Hunt led WVUP with 12 points.
OUE improved to 2-1 on the year while WVUP fell to 1-1.