Morgantown, W.Va. (December 21, 2016) – Caroline Hummell scored a team-high 13 points, but Mount St. Mary's University fell at 13th-ranked West Virginia, 77-45, in non-conference women's basketball action Wednesday night at the WVU Coliseum.
Hummell went 5-for-12 from the field and also pulled down seven rebounds en route to her team-leading seventh double-digit scoring performance of the season. Juliette Lawless registered seven points, finishing just one point shy of her career-high, and Kayla Bates and Mikal Johnson also added seven points apiece.
Lanay Montgomery and Tynice Martin led the way for WVU with 16 points each while Teana Muldrow and Kristina King chipped in with 14 apiece. West Virginia went 32-of-67 (48-percent) from the field and outrebounded the Mount by a 51-31 margin.
West Virginia (12-0) took control in the early going, opening the contest on a 15-2 run behind eight points from Montgomery. WVU pushed the lead to 19-3 at the midway mark, but the Mount closed the period on an 8-4 run to trim the deficit to 23-11 heading into the second.
The WVU defense held the Mount to just two points in the first four-plus minutes of the second quarter, but Lawless scored four straight on a pair of free throws and a tough drive to the basket to end the drought, cutting the WVU lead to 34-17 at the 4:34 mark. West Virginia tallied the final six points of the frame to push its lead to 40-17 heading into the halftime break.
Hummell and Ashlee White combined for nine points in the third period to pace the Mount, but WVU outscored the Mountaineers by seven in the frame to open a 62-32 lead at the end of three quarters.
The Mount (2-9) battled tough in the fourth quarter, holding WVU to just 15 points, but West Virginia was able to close it out for the 77-45 victory to claim its 12th straight win to open the year.
The Mount is back in action for the Northeast Conference opener at LIU Brooklyn on December 29 at 2 p.m.