Friday, November 17, 2017

Martin passes 1,000 career points in win over Elon

College Park, Md. — WVU sophomore Tynice Martin lead the Mountaineer women’s basketball team Friday with double digit scoring to advance to take on Maryland in the second round of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament.

Senior Lanay Montgomery scored her 12th double-double of the season with 13 points and 10 rebounds to help edge WVU to a 75-62 victory over the Elon Phoenix.

Martin was named with the impact performance of the game with 26 points, nine from beyond the arc, and three rebounds. Friday’s points bring her to a career total of 1,003.

With the win, WVU adds to its series lead 5-0. Prior to today’s game, West Virginia defeated Elon 67-57 on Dec. 28, 2015 in Morgantown during which Montgomery scored 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds.

Throughout the game the Mountaineers found themselves to only be up by a point. With 7:27 left in the fourth quarter, Elon had tied the game at 53 points on a Lauren Brown three. However, the next 11 points would be scored by the Mountaineers with two three pointers coming from Katrina Pardee.

The Mountaineers outscored Elon 22-9 in the final 7:27.

WVU was hot from the floor shooting 47.4 percent from two point range, 47.10 percent from beyond the arc and 86.7 percent from the charity stripe, allowed WVU to pull away for the win.

The Mountaineer starters, Chania Ray, Teana Muldrow, Pardee, Martin and Montgomery scored 68 of the teams points with only seven coming off of the bench — Alexis Brewer with three points and Kristina King with four points.

(Photo courtesy of WVU Women's Basketball Facebook page.)

(Photo courtesy of WVU Women’s Basketball Facebook page.)

No. 6 seeded Mountaineers will face No. 3 seeded Maryland Terrapins Sunday, time to be determined, in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Maryland defeated Bucknell 103-61 to advance.

Sunday makes WVU women’s 10th appearance in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, the eighth under coach Mike Carey.

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