MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - After a helping the West Virginia University women’s basketball team claim a 91-33 victory over USC Upstate on Dec. 10, senior center Lanay Montgomery
has been named the WVU Student-Athlete of the Week, presented by University Apartments.
Montgomery scored 16 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked five shots in the Mountaineers win over USC Upstate on Saturday. She connected on her first seven field goal attempts and finished 8-of-9 for an 88.9 shooting percentage.
The Pittsburgh, native also dished out two assists in the span of 22 minutes played. The double-double marked Montgomery’s fourth of the season and the 13th of her career. She is averaging 11.4 points and 10.0 rebounds in 10 games this season.
This Week in Women’s Basketball: The No. 13/14-ranked West Virginia University women’s basketball team takes on Longwood on Saturday, Dec. 17, in a 4 p.m. tipoff at the Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, West Virginia … Fans can purchase tickets online at Ticketmaster.com or by visiting the Charleston Civic Center Box Office.
Last Week in Women’s Basketball:
West Virginia picked up a 91-33 win over USC Upstate on Saturday to improve to 10-0, tying the second-best start in program history … Lanay Montgomery
tallied her fifth double-double of the year with 16 points and 10 rebounds … Kristina King
narrowly missed a double-double with 16 points and nine rebounds … Teana Muldrow
contributed 15 points followed by 14 from Tynice Martin
WVU matched the 2002-03 team’s 10-0 mark for the second-best start in program history … the school record is a 16-0 start during the 2010-11 season … USC Upstate’s 33 points were the lowest scored for a Mountaineer opponent since Georgetown’s 32 on March 4, 2012 … the Mountaineers have now won a program-record 31 consecutive games at the WVU Coliseum against nonconference opponents … WVU’s 10-game win streak is tied for 10th all-time and the 12-game win streak at the WVU Coliseum is seventh all-time … the Mountaineers shot a season-high 59.7 percent from the field against the Spartans, the highest percentage since scoring on 64.4 percent of their shots against Youngstown State in 2012 … the WVU defense held USC Upstate to score 10 or less points in three quarters, marking the ninth game and 14th quarter this season that they have held an opponent to score less than 10 in a quarter … Tynice Martin
leads WVU with 18.5 points per game followed by Teana Muldrow
’s 13.6 ppg … Lanay Montgomery
is averaging 11.4 points, 10.0 rebounds and 3.4 blocks per game … Chania Ray
paces the Mountaineers with 6.1 assists per game … after scoring 14 points against USC Upstate, Martin has now scored in double-figures in 11 straight games and 18 of her last 20 contests … four Mountaineers scored in double figures, marking the seventh game that three or more players have scored in double figures ... West Virginia has its highest rankings in the Associated Press and USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll since finishing No. 7 and No. 12, respectively, in the polls during the 2013-14 season.
Coach Mike Carey after Saturday’s win over USC Upstate: “I thought we moved really well against their zone and then when they went man, we started going one-on-one and not moving the ball. Overall, it was good to get everyone in the game.”
This Week in Swimming and Diving: West Virginia has three weeks off before traveling to compete at Pitt on Jan. 7 at 10 a.m. ET.
Last Week in Swimming and Diving: WVU did not compete last week.
This Week in Track and Field: West Virginia has nearly a month off from competition before hosting the WVU Open, their second home event, on Jan. 14 at the WVU Shell Building.
Last Week in Track and Field: The Mountaineers did not compete last week.
This Week in Wrestling: West Virginia (0-4,0-0) hosts No. 6 Virginia Tech in the Black Diamond Brawl on Saturday … the match will be held at Parkersburg High in Parkersburg, West Virginia … prior to the match, the Mountaineers will conduct a youth clinic.
Last Week in Wrestling:
After taking the Backyard Brawl in back-to-back seasons, the Mountaineers fell to No. 23 Pitt, 23-15, at Fitzgerald Field House in Pittsburgh … Jacob A. Smith
led the way for WVU with a pin at 197… Cory Stainbrook
won a 7-3 decision at 133 pounds … Joe Wheeling
used a late reversal for a 3-2 win at 141 … Parker VonEgidy
took a 10-7 decision at 184.
This was WVU’s first loss in the Backyard Brawl since February of 2015 … Dylan Cottrell
(165) and Jacob A. Smith
(197) are both in the top-20 in the latest rankings released on Tuesday … after going 4-2 for a fourth-place finish at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational last weekend, Smith currently ranks at No. 6 according to InterMat after ranking seventh by the publication last week … he stays at No. 8 in FloWrestling’s rankings and moves from No. 10 to No. 9 in rankings released by The Open Mat … Smith defeated No. 16 Tom Sleigh of Bucknell and No. 15 Ricky Robertson of Wisconsin while dropping a 6-4 decision in sudden victory to No. 2 Jared Haught of Parkersburg … Cottrell remains at No. 8 in InterMat’s rankings and No. 9 in FloWrestling’s rankings … he moves up two spots from No. 7 to No. 5 in rankings by The Open Mat … the senior from Spencer, West Virginia, has missed the previous two competitions with a minor injury.
Coach Sammie Henson after falling to Pitt: "We’re disappointed in the outcome. We expected to win this match. We’ll continue to battle."
This Week in Rifle: The No. 3 Mountaineers do not compete again until hosting No. 10 Alaska-Fairbanks on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at the WVU Rifle Range.
Last Week in Rifle: West Virginia did not compete last week.