West Virginia Women Topple Texas Tech 89-79

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – Teana Muldrow scored 22 points, Lanay Montgomery added 21 and both had nine rebounds to lead No. 22 West Virginia to an 89-79 win over Texas Tech on Wednesday night.

Chania Ray added 12 points and Tynice Martin 11 for the Mountaineers (16-5, 4-5 Big 12). Muldrow had seven assists and Montgomery three blocks, giving her 73 for the season and 273 for her career.

West Virginia raced to a 16-2 lead, led by 22 in the second quarter and 43-24 at the half. The Lady Raiders stormed back with five of their season-high 13 3-pointers in the third quarter and got within five before entering the fourth quarter down 62-55.

Texas Tech (11-8, 3-5), which went 1-4 in five-straight games against ranked teams, made 10 of 16 shots in the fourth quarter but the Mountaineers held on by hitting 13 of 15 free throws.

Ivonne Cook Taylor had 19 points for Texas Tech and Recee Caldwell 16.

West Virginia shot 53 percent against a team that held opponents to 37 percent while the Lady Raiders shot 48 percent, 14 percent better than the Mountaineers’ defensive average.

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