As the Lady Pioneers took to the court for the first time competitively in 2014 on Saturday, Jan. 4, the fans were left to question whether they had left their talent in 2013.
In fact, the Lady Yellow Jackets, who had traveled from Institute (WV State) for this 2014 inaugural contest, opened the game up with a 10 point run over the first three minutes to lead, 0-10.
However, after a timeout to regroup, the Lady Pioneers matched and exceeded that run as they scored 14 unanswered points to take the lead, 14-10.
Throughout the rest of the first half, Glenville's ladies maintained that lead; in fact, at one point the Lady Pioneers led by 12 points, 43-31, following a free throw by senior Kenyell Goodson with just over five minutes in the half.
The Yellow Jackets managed to narrow the lead in the final minutes, and at intermission, a single basket separated the two teams, 53-52.
With seven wins in a row on the line, the Lady Pioneers, who are currently ranked 15 in the nation, could not risk being tripped up by these Lady Jackets.
The second half opened with both teams fighting to find an edge.
In the first three minutes, the two teams were tied twice, once at 55 and again at 58.
The Yellow Jackets managed to regain the lead momentarily in the second half, but the two teams were too well matched as the lead flip-flopped and multiple ties were seen.
At 6:58 left to play, the score was tied up, 78 all, following a free throw from Kenyona Simmons. This was the contests' tenth tie.
An Ashleigh Fossett three-pointer two minutes later put the Lady Pioneers up for good, 84-83.
Ultimately, the GSC Ladies ran away in those final minutes with a 104-96 victory.
Four Lady Pioneers scored in double-digits in the match-up. Simmons led the Lady Pioneers with 20 points; Goodson added 18. Senior Aesha Peters also had 11 rebounds.