No Stopping Mountaineer Women’s Basketball Team

MORGANTOWN, WV—-So far there’s no stopping these record-setting Mountaineer Women’s basketball team as they cruised to win number 11 without a loss crushing Niagara 103-52 Thursday. WVU scored over 100 points for the second time this season and the 26th time in its history. It is the first time since the 2017-18 season the Mountaineers have scored 100 points in the same year.

WVU saw five players contribute double-digits to their scoring, including junior guard JJ Quinerly. She scored a game high 18 points. Quinerly also had five assists and four steals. Also in double figures were sophomore guard Jordan Harrison (14), senior Lauren Fields (14), Jayla Hemingway (13) and Tavy Diggs (10), Harrison had seven assists.

Junior guard Tirzah Moore had a game-high nine rebounds and added four steals. Kyah Watson had five steals and eight rebounds. On defense WVU forced 32 Niagara turnovers and 25 steals. The steals are the most in a contest since WVU forced 27 against North Carolina Central in 2011-12. WVU scored 39 points off Niagara mistakes.

WVU shot 38 of 69 for (55 percent) from the field and netted 18 second chance points.

WVU has won 28 straight non-conference games at the Coliseum dating back to 2019.

The Mountaineers big test is coming up Saturday December 30 at Kansas. The contest against the Jayhawks will open the Big 12 schedule for the Mountaineers. The game is set for 1 p.m. and will be broadcast on Big 12 Now.