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WVU Women’s Basketball Posts Another First Quarter Shutout



WVU women's basketball HC Mark Kellogg

Less than 72 hours after posting a program record with a first quarter shutout against the Houston Cougars, WVU Women’s Basketball did it again, keeping the Cincinnati Bearcats off the board for the first 10:34 of game time.

This marks the first time that West Virginia logged the accomplishment on the road. The University of Connecticut Huskies have posted period long shutouts more than once since the NCAA switched from a half to a period format in 2015, but this likely marks one of the only times—if not the first ever—that a team managed a period-long shutout in consecutive games.

The Mountaineers limited the Bearcats to just eight shots in the frame, forcing an impressive 12 turnovers while committing just two fouls, neither of which resulting in a free throw attempt awarded.

Despite the impressive defensive effort, WVU Women’s Basketball only managed to push their lead to 15-0 in the first period, making just seven of 17 shots themselves—including one of six from beyond the arc.

Guard JJ Quinerly made a layup off a steal seven seconds into the second period, pushing the lead to 17-0, before the Bearcats scored a three-pointer on the ensuing possession to break their scoring drought.

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