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WVU Women’s Basketball Rolls Over Loyola (MD), Awarding Mark Kellogg First Win



WVU women's basketball HC Mark Kellogg First Win at WVU
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The 50th season of WVU women’s basketball is now official underway, and it starts out with the program’s new leader earning his first win as a Mountaineer.

West Virginia beat Loyola Maryland 74-39 on Tuesday night at the Coliseum. The win tips off the new season at 1-0 and awards Mark Kellogg his first victory at WVU.

After only leading 18-16  by a basket through one quarter of play, Kellogg’s team turned it on and completely dominated the rest of the game. A 17-2 second quarter was followed by more of the same after half time and a 24-12 third quarter edge.

For a standout performance, JJ Quinerley reached a new career-high with four threes in the game.

Unlike the men’s team who will have several games under their belt before brawling with their close rival to the north, the WVU women’s basketball team will travel to Pittsburgh on Friday for an early season rivalry game with Pitt.

The Panthers also opened their season with a win, but in a much closer game. Pitt got by Yale 79-74 despite being outscored in the second half.

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