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Pioneers win Division II national title

FILE - In this March 18, 2015, file photo, the NCAA logo is displayed at center court as work...
FILE - In this March 18, 2015, file photo, the NCAA logo is displayed at center court as work continues at The Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, for the NCAA college basketball tournament. The NCAA has fallen short of upholding its commitment to gender equity spending more on male athletes on average than female ones according a second review. A law firm hired by the NCAA to investigate equity issues released a 153-page report Tuesday night, Oct. 26, 2021 that includes a series of recommendations to improve the gap.(Keith Srakocic | AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
Published: Mar. 25, 2022 at 9:59 PM EDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Al. (WSAZ) - An NCAA basketball championship will be coming back to West Virginia as the Glenville State Lady Pioneers won the Division II title Friday night in Alabama. They defeated Western Washington by a final of 85-72 with Re’Shawna Stone leading the way with 25 points and Zakiyah Winfield adding 23. Former Huntington High star Dazha Congleton scored 11 points and had 9 rebounds. The third and fourth quarters were once again the difference in this game where they outscored the Vikings 41-26 after leading at halftime by two points.

This is the first ever national title for the Glenville State program who finishes the season with a 35-1 record.

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