Theresa Ekhelar, in her third game at West Virginia, had five rebounds and three blocks in a 66-56 win over Morehead State.


MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Teana Muldrow finished with 18 points and 12 rebounds for her sixth double-double of the season and No. 9 West Virginia overcame 18 turnovers to down Morehead State 66-56 Thursday night in women’s basketball action.

Naomi Davenport had 19 points, nine rebounds and five steals for the Mountaineers (12-0), who finished the nonconference schedule unbeaten for third time since 2011.

Katrina Pardee added 12 points, while Chania Ray’s 11 points were offset by five turnovers.

“Sloppy game,” said coach Mike Carey, whose team won its 39th straight nonconference game at home. “I’m just glad that nonconference is over. I’m glad to start playing Big 12 games. We need to move forward.”

Up 42-33 at halftime, West Virginia opened the third quarter on a 10-0 run capped by Davenport’s 3-pointer and putback.

Darianne Seward scored a game-high 23 points for Morehead State (9-4), which owned the rebounding edge 41-33.

“We just turned the ball over and not in the right place, not catching the ball, not boxing out,” Carey said. “Again, whether we are ready to go into Big 12 play or not, we need to go into Big 12 play. It may help us. We may need to get our butt kicked a couple times and maybe some of them will wake up.”

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