Sanni was a force throughout, racking up 12 points and ten rebounds to go along with four steals of her own. Owens and Davis added 14 and 13 points, respectively, to join Sanni in double figures.
West Virginia also hammered their foes on the boards, collecting 18 offensive rebounds on their way to a total of 45. That helped lead to a 22-shot advantage for the Mountaineers, who took 74 in the contest.
West Virginia was even more shorthanded than expected for the contest. In addition to Meg Bulger, who will not play on the trip as she continues her recovery from two knee surgeries, Chakhia Cole missed the contest with an ankle sprain suffered just before leaving Morgantown. Her status is likely day to day for the remainder of the trip.
Game two of the five game trip occurs Thursday at 7:00 p.m. local time when the Mountaineers take on the Manly Sea Eagles. That translates to 3:00 a.m. in Morgantown.