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WVU Women’s Basketball Shuts Down Texas Tech 82-59



WVU women’s basketball G Lauren Fields shot over Texas Tech
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WVU Women’s Basketball stretched their winning streak to seven games on Tuesday, defeating Texas Tech 82-59 at the WVU Coliseum.

The No. 22 Mountaineers forced more than 20 turnovers for the 21st time this season, chipping away at Texas Tech’s defense with 48 points in the paint while making 56.1 percent of their field goals.

Texas Tech got the scoring started with an early layup, but the Mountaineers soon found their groove, scoring nine points in little more than a minute thanks to three Lady Raiders turnovers. Texas Tech managed to narrow the gap each time the Mountaineers tried to pull away in the first half, but West Virginia’s lead grew a little larger each time. Kyah Watson managed 12 points and six rebounds in the first half, leading the field in both categories.

West Virginia’s defense came out for the second half with a vengeance, holding the Lady Raiders to just one made field goal in the first five minutes as they built a 54-30 lead.

Their offense enjoyed similar success, going off for 30 points and making nine of ten two-point shots. JJ Quinerly helped the Mountaineers close out the period on an 11-4 run, scoring nine points herself in 100 seconds. The outburst helped her hit the 20 point benchmark for the 12th time this season.

West Virginia took their foot off the gas in the fourth quarter, rotating their starters out and cruising to victory with a thirty point cushion already secured.

WVU Women’s Basketball improves to 20-2 on the season, moving into a tie for second place in the Big 12 with No. 8 Kansas State with matching 9-2 conference records. They’ll head to Waco to take on the No. 18 Baylor Bears at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10.

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