Mountaineer Women Dominate UCF For Fifth Straight Win

MORGANTOWN, WV—-The No. 23 ranked West Virginia Mountaineer Women (18-2, 7-2 Big 12) kept rolling Tuesday night with a dominating victory over visiting UCF 84-43 at the WVU Coliseum. JJ Quinerly scored 16 of her 26 points in the first half. Quinerly, who entered  as the fourth leading scorer in the Big 12 Conference, made 6 of 8 from the floor in the first half and finished 1o for 14 shooting overall with a pair of 3 pointers.

Lauren Fields made three from long range and scored 15 for the Mountaineers. Jordan Harrison chipped in with ten points and Kyah Watson grabbed ten rebounds to go with nine points, 3 assists, 3 steals and a block.

Fields and Quinerley combined for 16 points to help WVU build an 18-4 advantage after the first quarter. WVU made 6 of 10 field goals in the opening period compared to UCF’s 2 for 15 shooting. UCF didn’t do much better in the second frame, hitting 4 of 11 from the field and fell behind 39-13 at the half.

WVU shot better than 50 percent in each half and outrebounded UCF 35-22. The contest marked the return of former WVU coach Mike Carey, who is now a Golden Knight assistant. Carey stepped down in 2022 after 21 seasons. Carey guided WVU to 11 NCAA Tournaments and is the program”s all time winningest coach with a 447-239 record.

WVU is now in third place in the Big 12 with a 7-2 record. Next up BYU comes to the Coliseum Saturday for a 6 p.m. tipoff.