No. 22 West Virginia women coast in opener 88-38
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) Lanay Montgomery had 17 points and 18 rebounds to lead No. 22 West Virginia to an 88-38 season-opening win over Charleston Southern on Saturday.
Tynice Martin and Teana Muldrow also scored 17 points apiece for the Mountaineers. Chania Ray contributed 11 assists and Desiree Rhodes had 12 boards, both career highs. The Mountaineers had 20 assists on 32 baskets and a 60-31 rebounding advantage.
West Virginia led 41-13 at the half as the Buccaneers shot 14 percent (5 of 25, 1 of 12 on 3s).
Charleston Southern shot 18 percent from the floor with 24 fouls and 16 turnovers. Ke'Asia Jackson and Rachel Burns each scored 10 points.
West Virginia shot 51 percent to win its 25th consecutive nonconference game at home.