CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Behind Lanay Montgomery’s 15 points, 14 rebounds and six blocks, the No. 22 West Virginia women beat Marshall 69-56 for their 10th consecutive win in the Capital Classic on Saturday.
Montgomery added three steals for West Virginia (9-1), which led 34-18 at the half before Marshall (6-3) rallied within seven points midway through the second half. West Virginia answered with a 10-0 run to pull away and set the stage for Monday’s game at Ohio State.
Bria Holmes scored 16 points for her 14th straight double-figure game, and freshman Tyara Warren scored a season-best 10 points. Teana Muldrow grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds.
“I thought we had a great efforts from Lanay Montgomery and Tyara Warren,” said WVU coach Mike Carey. “We still need to get better before our game against Ohio State on Monday. Give Marshall credit, they played a good game.”
WVU shot 43.5 percent from the field and limited Marshall to 31 percent. The Mountaineers owned the rebounding 56-36.
Leah Scott and Norrisha Victrum each finished with 15 points for The Herd.
Linda Stepney dished out seven assist for WVU, which improved to 38-16 against Marshall.