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WVU Women’s Basketball Dispatches UCF, Wins 5th Straight



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WVU Women’s Basketball completed their season sweep of the UCF Knights, crushing them 84-43 at home on Tuesday, extending their conference winning streak to five games.

The No. 23 Mountaineers’ defense carried them in the early stages of the game while the offense found their footing, forcing 22 turnovers throughout the game and limiting the Knights to a 29.6 shooting percentage. 

UCF managed just four points on 15 shots in the opening period, with both buckets coming off second chance attempts.

West Virginia shot a respectable 50 percent in the first half, including making four of nine three-point attempts, but they also committed 10 turnovers, limiting their ability to put the Knights away entirely.

Junior guard JJ Quinerly continued to excel, exceeding UCF’s scoring output single handedly with 16 points as the Mountaineers took a 39-13 lead into the break. Quinerly went on to score 26 points for the game—even though she sat for much of the fourth period with the game well out of reach—doing so on an excellent 10-of-14 shooting clip.

West Virginia’s offense came out flat in the second half but they recovered following the mid-quarter media timeout, closing the third period on a 15-6 run that pushed their lead to 62-31.

Head coach Mark Kellogg began to rotate in his bench in the fourth quarter but they were more than up to the task, as the Mountaineers outscored the Knights by ten through the final frame.

WVU Women’s Basketball moves to 18-2 on the season (7-2 Big 12). They’ll next take the court at BYU at 6 p.m. on Saturday, February 3, their first meeting with the Cougars as members of the Big 12 Conference.

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