Women Even Record

The West Virginia women's basketball team took over where the men's team left off Saturday afternoon and cruised to an easy 78-30 victory over the Wofford Terriers at the Coliseum, evening their record to .500 on the young season at 2-2.

Four Mountaineers finished in double digits in scoring, led by Sparkle Davis and LaQuita Owens, who each pitched in 16 points. Senior Chakhia Cole and center Yinka Sanni, grabbing a game-high eight rebounds, rounded out the top performances for West Virginia, ending up with 14 and 12 points, respectively.

Ashley Powell, the other starter for the Mountaineers, scored only two points; however, she snatched four rebounds and even more importantly, dished out seven assists in only 15 minutes of action.

West Virginia, which owned a 15-point halftime lead, still managed to only shoot 29.4 percent from the floor on 10-of-34 shooting before intermission. In the second half, the Mountaineers warmed up and sank 17-of-30 field goal attempts, including six from behind the arc.

Nonetheless, it was the little things that stood out for the Mountaineers in this contest. Forcing 29 Terrier turnovers and outrebounding the black and gold 49-to-30, West Virginia never looked back in this game.

The women's team was able to get plenty of substitutes in this game, as a total of 12 Mountaineers saw action in the contest. Backup point guard Kendra Goodley, the junior college transfer hailing from Deerfield Beach, Fla, paced the Mountaineers with five points coming off the bench in 17 minutes of action.

The Mountaineers, who have six days of rest before their next game, will travel three time zones across the country to Los Angeles, Calif., to take on the Texas A&M Aggies in the first round of the Loyola-Marymount Ayers Hotel Thanksgiving Tournament next Friday. Tipoff is slated for 6 p.m.


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