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Defending champion Glenville State, the second seed in the league’s South Division, used a 20-9 run in the fourth quarter to pull away for a 118-87 quarterfinal victory over West Liberty Thursday in the Mountain East Conference women’s basketball tournament at WesBanco Arena in Wheeling.

The Pioneers (11-2) move on to Saturday’s semifinals, where they take on Notre Dame.

Re’Shawna Stone led Glenville with 23 points, while Zakiyah Winfield added 20 points and 11 rebounds.

Trailing 49-40 at halftime, West Liberty used a 19-9 run in the third quarter to take a 59-58 edge. Glenville answered with a 19-9 spurt of its own to take a 77-68 lead heading into the final period.

The Pioneers poured it on in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Hilltoppers 41-19 to get the win.

Abby Stoller (18 points), Taychaun Hubbard (13), Deja Atkinson (12), and Jada Mitchell (12) all scored double-figures for Glenville.

Olivia Belknap tossed in a game-high 36 points for West Liberty (8-9), while Audrey Tingle tacked on 15, Grace Faulk scored 12, and Arriana Manzay donated 11.

Notre Dame 80, West Virginia Wesleyan 33: Notre Dame, the top seed in the Mountain East Conference’s North Division, buried six 3-pointers in the first half as it cruised to a quarterfinal win.

The Falcons (14-3) earn a berth in Saturday’s semifinals against Glenville State.

Marina Adachi led Notre Dame with 25 points, while Jada Marone added 10 points and eight rebounds, and Amil Ali-Shakir chipped in 10 points and four boards.

Notre Dame shot 57% from the floor in the first half, including 6 of 11 from 3-point range, to build a 47-15 advantage heading into the break.

Summer Matlack led the Bobcats (6-11) with nine points and Cierra Tolbert tacked on eight.