Thursday, October 27, 2016

Daxter Miles Jr. carries WVU past Glenville State


Dexter Miles Jr. (4) (Photo Credit: Kelsie VanderWijst, BGS)

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.–Daxter Miles Jr. scored 20 points as the West Virginia pummeled Glenville State 114-76 in an exhibition game at the WVU Coliseum on Friday.

Miles was one of five players in double figures for the Mountaineers.

Jevon Carter tallied 15 points for WVU. Jonathan Holton added 14 points. Nathan Adrian had 13 and freshman Esa Ahmad 11.

Holton and Devin Williams grabbed 10 rebounds apiece in the win.

The Mountaineers came out sloppy in the second half. The Pioneers forced three turnovers in the first four minutes of action.

Miles drilled his fourth 3-pointer to put WVU up 87-48 with 11:43 to remaining in the game. After a Juwan Wells layup, Jaysean Paige scored five straight to put the Mountaineers ahead 92-50.

Carter gave WVU its largest lead of the game when he dropped a 3 with 7:51 to go to put the Mountaineers up 101-54.

WVU forced 27 turnovers and had 10 steals against Glenville State.

The Pioneers jumped out to an early 3-0 lead, but it wouldn’t last long. The Mountaineers’ press began to wear Glenville State down.

WVU went on an 11-0 run to take a 21-6 lead with 11:49 to play in the first half.

Jevon Carter (2) talks with his teammate in the second half of WVU's win over Glenville State  (Photo Credit: Kelsie VanderWijst, BGS)

Jevon Carter (2) talks with his teammate in the second half of WVU’s win over Glenville State
(Photo Credit: Kelsie VanderWijst, BGS)first half.

Freshman Lamont West’s dunk put the Mountaineers in front 40-20 with 5:40 remaining in the half.

At the half, WVU had a commanding 65-34 lead. The Mountaineers had forced 18 turnovers, leading to 28 points.

“I thought we played pretty hard the first half,” head coach Bob Huggins said. “We made some shots when we did run offense. In the second half we just tried to get it over with.”

The Mountaineers shot 53.2 percent for the game, 41-of-77, including 13-of-39 from beyond-the-arc.

Micah Thomas led Glenville with 17. Jalon Plummer scored 15 points and Wells added 13.

WVU opens the season at home against Northern Kentucky next Friday, Nov.7 at 7 p.m.



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