MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Four Mountaineers reached double-figure scoring in the No. 22/25-ranked West Virginia University women’s basketball team’s 104-48 exhibition game victory over Concord in front of 2,116 fans at Robert C. Byrd High School in Clarksburg, West Virginia.
West Virginia sprinted out to a 28-4 edge after one quarter and pushed its lead to 50 points in the third quarter. Lanay Montgomery
and Teana Muldrow
scored 16 points each to pace the Mountaineers. Muldrow registered a double-double with her 10 rebounds. Montgomery connected on her first eight field goals and finished with three rebounds, three blocked shots and two steals.
“Great crowd, great atmosphere. I want to thank the administration at (Robert C.) Byrd (High School), Harrison County administration, and the superintendent for allowing us to play this game. It was a great experience for us. It ran very well, everything was very organized. This was a great cause and we’re very appreciative,” coach Mike Carey said.
“At times we moved the ball and that was good to see. We had 22 assists, that was good to see. In these type of games, it’s easy to just go one-on-one, so I was glad to see 22 assists.”
Other Mountaineer double-figure scorers included Katrina Pardee
and Tynice Martin
with 14 points each. Chania Ray
led WVU with eight assists, while adding nine points. Newcomer Kristina King
grabbed nine rebounds and tallied eight points. Alexis Brewer
also added eight points, going 3-of-3 from the field and 2-of-2 from the charity stripe.
The Mountaineers shot 56.9 percent (41-of-72) from the field, while Concord was limited to 34.0 percent (17-of-50) shooting. The Mountaineers won the rebound edge 49-21 and dished out 22 assists and forced 11 Concord turnovers. Alexis Lowery paced the Mountain Lions with 19 points.
West Virginia stormed out to a 21-2 lead and held Concord scoreless for eight minutes in the opening quarter. The Mountaineers finished the first quarter with a 28-4 advantage. Martin led WVU with 12 points to end the first quarter.
scored the Mountaineers first six points to open the second quarter. Concord kept the game closer as WVU won the second quarter by a 21-14 edge. The Mountaineers were held scoreless for two minutes until Montgomery’s layup at the 5:40 mark to put the Mountaineers up 38-9. West Virginia led 49-18 at halftime as Montgomery and Martin each paced the team with 12 points. Lowery led Concord with eight points.
The Mountaineers scored another 28 points in the third quarter as WVU used a 10-0 run to stretch its lead to 50 points with 1:44 remaining in the third quarter. In the fourth quarter, WVU outscored Concord, 27-16.
All proceeds from Tuesday's contest will benefit those affected by June's flooding in southern West Virginia. The No. 22/25-ranked Mountaineers officially open the season on Saturday, Nov. 12, against Charleston Southern in a 4 p.m. tipoff at the WVU Coliseum. Season tickets are currently on sale through the Mountaineer Ticket Office at 1-800-WVU GAME or by visiting WVUGAME.com.