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December 5, 2012

WVU women corral Herd

CHARLESTON — West Virginia forced 26 Marshall turnovers and scored 33 points off of them en route to a 64-48 win in the Chesapeake Energy Capital Classic on Tuesday night at the Charleston Civic Center in front of 2,606 basketball fans.

The Mountaineers (5-2) jumped out to a 14-2 lead, only to have the Thundering Herd (4-4) go on a 13-2 run to narrow the lead to one point. West Virginia scored nine unanswered points in the middle of the first half and cruised to its eighth straight victory over Marshall.

True freshman Bria Holmes of West Virginia, named the player of the game, led all scorers with 15 points. She added five rebounds, two blocks and two steals. Ayana Dunning added 13 points and six rebounds. WVU had a 41 to 28 rebounding edge.

Marshall’s Leandra King came off the bench to go 5-for-9 shooting, ending with a team-high 10 points and six rebounds. Missed free throws hurt the Herd as it went 1-of-8 from the stripe in the opening 20 minutes and 5-of-17 for the game.

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