Wilson Zakia Winfield scored 22 points and 8 rebounds to lead Glenville State to a 103-56 victory over West Texas A&M in the NCAA Division II Elite Eight women’s basketball tournament Monday at the Bill Haas Arena in Birmingham, Ala.
The pioneers, seeded No. 3 (33-1), advanced to the Final Four, where they will play the Grand Valley State, which won 67-44 over Missouri Western, in the semifinals of the country on Wednesday at 19:00.
Winfield, the junior guard, shot 8-on-14 from the field, including 1-on-2 on three-pointers, and was 5-on-5 from the line. She also had two assists and three interceptions.
The state of Glenville, who won the Atlantic, scored the first seven points of the game on the way to the lead with a score of 33-11 after the quarter and 69-24 in the half. That made 17 turns in the first half.
Two free throws by Winfield led the “pioneers” forward with a score of 100-47 with a score of 5:07.
Glenville State scored 52% off the field, including 56% on three-pointers, and six players, including Winfield, scored double-digit numbers. Twelve players saw at least eight minutes of play and no more than 19.
The Pioneers entered the game, leading the team by 96.1 points per game.
Sixth-seeded West Texas A&M (26-11) scored 33.9% off the field, including 21% on a three-pointer.
The “Pioneers” entered the tournament as the first seeded, but the teams were moved to the elite eight.