Mountaineers Win 7th Straight; Crush Texas Tech
MORGANTOWN, WV—-Home or Away the West Virginia Mountaineer Women’s basketball team has been unstoppable in Big 12 play. The No. 22 ranked Mountaineers(20-2, 9-2 Big 12) kept the winning streak alive, winning its seventh straight Big 12 game. The Mountaineers whipped Texas Tech 82-59 Tuesday night at the Coliseum. Also with the victory, head coach Mark Kellogg also became the winningest first-year head coach in program history with the result.
WVU was led by junior guard JJ Quinerly with 21 points. She scored over 20 points in a game for the 12th time this season. She had three steals and three assists. Junior, Kyah Watson finished with a career high 19 points and added a team leading eight rebounds and three steals. Fifth year senior, Lauren Fields finished with 11 points and senior forward, Kylee Blacksten had ten points and a career high three blocks. Sophomore, Jordan Harrison finished with seven points, seven assists, six rebounds, and five steals.
Tuesday night’s win is the 20th of the season, matching the best start to a season in program history. WVU forced 24 Tech turnovers in the game and turned those mistakes into 30 points. WVU had 15 steals and managed a 48-30 advantage in the paint.
The Texas Tech Lady Raiders (16-8, 5-6 Big 12) were led by Jasmine Shavers with 16 points.
With its seventh straight win WVU moves to 18-6 all time against Texas Tech and 10-3 in games played in Morgantown. WVU now hits the road for a big matchup with Baylor on Saturday, February 10 at 3 p.m. in Waco, Texas.