All I do is win…WVU women rolling in Big 12 play!

MORGANTOWN,WV—-The WVU Women’s basketball team kept rolling Sunday afternoon knocking off No. 18 Baylor 74-65 for its third straight Big 12 victory. It wasn’t just an ordinary win because Baylor has been a dominant program for the last ten years in college basketball.     

The victory propelled WVU to 12-4 and 3-2 in the conference. The Mountaineers jumped off to a quick start out scoring Baylor 23-14 in the first quarter. A 7-0 run in the second frame extended WVU’s lead to 14 points (32-18) but the Bears went on a 16-1 run to take a 34-33 halftime lead.

Another 11-2 run by the Bears in the third quarter gave Baylor a 45-35 lead three minutes into the frame. The game was tied at 57 through the first three quarters then the Mountaineers put it in high gear going on a 9-0 run to take a 68-59 lead.   

Sophomore guard JJ Quinerly and Madisen Smith had team high 17 points. K. Blacksten followed with 16 and J. Hemingway 15 points. WVU shot 41.3% from the field (26-63) and 39.1% from three point range (9-23) WVU had 37 rebounds of which Hemingway had 14.   

With the win over Baylor the Mountaineers are in a tie for fourth place in the conference. Baylor fell to 12-5 overall and 3-2 in the league. WVU is on the road to take on Number 23 Kansas Wednesday, January 18 at 8 p.m.