MONTGOMERY, W. Va. – Ashley Lyninger had a season-high 16 points and Ashley Johnson added 10 points as IU Southeast defeated West Virginia Tech 66-56 to snap a four-game losing streak.
The Grenadiers (8-6, 3-2 RSC) trailed by as many as 12 points in the first half but closed the half on a 12-1 run behind the play of Lyninger and Madi Woods. The duo combined to score half of the Grenadiers' 28 first-half points.
IU Southeast trailed 29-28 at halftime and played a tight third quarter with the Grenadiers leading 46-45 after three periods.
The Grenadiers opened the fourth quarter by outscoring WVU Tech 12-0 in the first five minutes of the period. The Golden Bears did not score until the 4:50 mark of the frame.
IU Southeast only made three three-point field goals in each half but all three second-half three-pointers came in the fourth quarter to keep the lead at a comfortable distance. Josie Hockman hit two three-pointers in the fourth quarter to key the 12-0 run and Ashley Johnson hit a three as WVU Tech was trying to mount a comeback.
Jocelyn Mousty had 14 rebounds for the Grenadiers as IU Southeast dominated the glass 53-39.
Savannah Shamblin had 12 points for WVU Tech, which dropped to 9-6 and 2-3 in conference play.
The Grenadiers travel to Rio Grande Saturday. Tipoff is scheduled for 2 p.m.