The WVU women’s basketball team still has a chance to do some special things this season. Two losses weren’t going to derail the Mountaineers hopes to win the conference title.
On Sunday, the WVU basketball team snapped a losing streak with a 57-49 win against Iowa State at the WVU Coliseum. After a tight first quarter, the WVU basketball team left no doubt in the second by only allowing the Cyclones to score four points.
The Cyclones outscored the Mountaineers in the third quarter but the WVU basketball team scored 21 points in the fourth to secure the win. West Virginia was led by Naomi Davenport who scored 23 points. She recorded a double-double with 13 rebounds. She also recorded a team-high three steals. Teana Muldrow scored nine points for the WVU basketball team.
Chania Ray had another solid outing with 13 points and eight rebounds. Bridget Carleton led the Cyclones with 14 points. West Virginia had a tough go of things from behind-the-arc shooting 4 of 17 on 3-pointers. Katrina Pardee made two of the 3-pointers.
Not only did this victory snap a two-game losing streak for the WVU basketball team this season, but also a two game losing streak against the Cyclones, dating back to last season. The loss dropped ISU to 7-8 on the year while West Virginia is 14-2.
The Mountaineers will have to get back in game mode right away as they travel to Kansas on Wednesday. The Jayhawks are having a solid season with a record of 11-4. They are coming off a loss to Baylor. In that loss, Kansas scored just 48 points which was its lowest output of the season.
Now, the WVU basketball team may be catching the Jayhawks while they’re down, but it also may have served as a wakeup call for Kansas. Either way, this will be a great match up between two of the better teams in the Big 12 Conference.