Women Move to 2-0

West Virginia used a balanced scoring attack to rout Manly by the score of 70-48 in game two of their Australia trip.

LaQuita Owens scored 20 points, and was joined in double figures by Lateefah Joye, Olayinka Sanni, Ranisha White and Sparkle Davis, all of whom tallied 14. Joye matched Sanni's double-double effort in game one by snaring 11 rebounds. Owens took 25 shots in the contest.

For the second consecutive game, the more active Mountaineers dominated on the boards. WVU racked up a 51-23 advantage on the glass, including a noteworthy 23 offensive retrievals.

West Virginia's athleticism and defensive intensity also paid dividends, as it recorded 17 steals on the way to forcing 27 Manly turnovers.

WVU also managed to improve its shooting percentage from game one. Against Manly, the Mountaineers made 42.3% of its tries with Sanni (6-8) and White (5-7) enjoying particular success. WVU also canned six of seven from the free throw line. However, three-point shooting, still a problem due in part to the absence of Meg Bulger and Chakhia Cole, was below par. West Virginia hit just six of its 27 tries from long range. Cole will likely miss tomorrow's game against ABA Select, in what figures to be a tougher contest, but it is hoped that she will be available for WVU's final two contests on the tour. Bulger, while on the trip, will not play as she continues to rehabilitate her surgically repaired knee.

WVU's game against ABA Select will be its final contest in Sydney. The team will travel to Cairns for its final two games.

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