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Muldrow nets 25 points as WVU women rout Drexel, 75-42

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MELBOURNE, Fla. — Senior forward Teana Muldrow poured in 25 points as the No. 11 WVU women’s basketball team beat Drexel, 75-42, on Nov. 24, in the Paradise Jam.

Muldrow went 10-for-16 from the field and was 5-for-5 from the line. She grabbed six rebounds, made two steals and blocked a shot for the Mountaineers (5-0).

Chania Ray scored 11 points, dished out four assists and made two steals.

Kristina King and Katrina Pardee finished with 10 points apiece. King just missed a double-double, with nine rebounds, but she tied her career high with four blocks to go along with four assists. Pardee made a pair of 3-point shots and snared four rebounds.

Naomi Davenport contributed nine points, five rebounds and two steals.

WVU shot 56 percent from the field, going 6-for-8 from beyond the arc and 13-for-17 at the line. The Mountaineers finished with a 34-24 rebounding edge and eight blocks while limiting the Dragons (2-3) to 30.2 percent shooting from the field.

WVU outscored Drexel, 36-8, in the paint and picked up 27 points off turnovers to go with 17 second-chance points.

After an early jumper from Pardee, the teams traded baskets before treys from Pardee and Ray made it an eight-point lead for WVU at 16-8, with 2:52 to play in the first quarter.

Drexel drilled a 3 and a jumper to cut WVU’s lead to three, at 16-13, with 1:33 to play in the quarter. Muldrow hit a jumper, and Davenport added a layup as the Mountaineers ended the first quarter with a
20-13 advantage.

The Mountaineers used a 6-0 run at the start of the second to push their lead to 26-13, with 8:26 to play in the half. Ashley Jones hit a 3 to make it a 16-point advantage, at 31-15, before Muldrow buried a jumper and a pair of free-throws to push WVU ahead, 37-19, with 2:07 left in the quarter. Ray added a steal and a jumper as WVU took a 39-21 lead at the half.

After allowing a Drexel 3-pointer to start the third quarter, WVU held the Dragons scoreless from the field throughout the rest of the period. Muldrow scored nine points in the quarter, helping WVU to a 56-29 lead on a pair of free-throws with 1:37 remaining in the third.

Pardee added a pair of free throws to make it a 28-point WVU advantage, at 58-30, before King hit a last-second shot in the paint, drawing the foul. She made the free throw to give the Mountaineers a 61-30 lead at the end of the third quarter.

King got the scoring started in the fourth for the Mountaineers before Davenport added a layup for a 64-32 advantage, with 7:26 to play. Pardee nailed a 3 with 5:20 left, and the newcomers took over from there.

Following a pair of Davenport free throws, redshirt freshman Krystaline McCune scored inside before true freshmen Destiny Harden and Ashley Jones chipped in a layup and a free throw, respectively, to give WVU the 75-42 triumph.

WVU finishes the Paradise Jam at 6 p.m. Nov. 25, against Virginia Tech.


WVU moves to 128-100 all-time in neutral site contests … Ray tied a Paradise Jam single-game 3-point percentage by going 3-for-3 … Ray is the fifth player to go 3-of-3 in a Paradise Jam game … WVU set a Paradise Jam single-game 3-point percentage record, going 6-of-8 for a .750 clip, eclipsing the previous record of .727 (8-of-11).