Kysre Gondrezick scored 26 factors, Esmery Martinez had a double-double and Seventeenth-ranked West Virginia used a few large runs to race previous Lehigh 77-53 within the opening spherical of the ladies’s NCAA Event
SAN ANTONIO — Kysre Gondrezick scored 26 factors, Esmery Martinez had a double-double and Seventeenth-ranked West Virginia used a few large runs to race previous Lehigh 77-53 on Sunday night time within the opening spherical of the NCAA Event.
The Mountaineers (22-6), the fourth seed within the Hemisfair Area, closed the third quarter with 16 straight factors to make sure a gathering with fifth-seeded Georgia Tech on Tuesday.
Kirsten Deans scored 19 factors with eight rebounds and 5 assists for West Virginia and Martinez scored 16 factors with 11 rebounds, each taking pictures 7-of-10 from the sphere. Gondrezick made 6 of 8 3-pointers and grabbed seven rebounds with 5 assists and 4 steals.
Emma Grothaus scored 14 factors for the Mountain Hawks (11-5), who have been of their fourth NCAA Event and first since 2010 regardless of ending fifth within the Patriot League. Frannie Hottinger added 12 factors and Megan Walker 11.
Deans hit a 3-pointer within the closing seconds of the primary half to cap a 10-0 run that gave the Mountaineers a 36-26 lead on the break.
Lehigh was hanging shut, trailing 49-39 after a Grothaus 3-pointer, however then West Virginia put the sport away. Gondrezick had seven factors and the rating was 65-39 heading into the fourth quarter.
The Mountain Hawks missed 4 pictures and had 4 turnovers within the final 3 1/2 minutes.
West Virginia made each 3s and 10 of 13 pictures total plus 7 of 8 free throws within the third quarter, outscoring Lehigh 29-13.
Lehigh: The Mountain Hawks did not have the scale or pace to maintain up with the Mountaineers. They have been outrebounded by 10 and shot simply 30.6%. … Lehigh did win the one different assembly on Dec. 27, 1999, in New Orleans, 89-73. … The Mountain Hawks performed 10 video games in January and simply six since, solely two in February.
West Virginia: The Mountaineers completed 30 for 55 from the sphere (54.5%), together with 8 of 15 from 3-point vary and made 9 of 11 free throws. … Gondrezick, who performed her freshman 12 months at Michigan, reached 2,000 factors for her three-year West Virginia profession.
The Mountaineers face Georgia Tech within the second spherical.