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Morgantown runs away from University to win third consecutive game

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Morgantown outscored their crosstown rivals from University 38-12 in the second half en route to a 56-21 win Thursday night in the home opener for the Mohigans.

Morgantown led 8-6 after the first quarter and 18-9 at halftime before finding their offensive rhythm in the third quarter.

“More than anything else I thought it was our ability to finish on the offensive end. We were able to get those looks in the first half but we just didn’t shoot it in any kind of rhythm. I thought we kind of just threw the ball at the hoop and hoped it went in. We offensive rebounded the ball well in the first half but we just didn’t finish it,” said Morgantown head coach Jason White.

Sophomore guard Sophia Wassick paced the Mohigans and led all scorers with 14 points.

“She makes us go. She is so quick with the ball. She gets downhill and when she gets downhill, she is going to make two guard her and she’ll find that open player. She is a really unselfish player. She really has no clue how good she can be. She can be a difference maker on the floor.”

Lindsay Bechtel and Lily Jordan each scored 10 points for the Mohigans. MHS has yielded just 60 points in their 3-0 start. The Mohigans swept a season-opening road trip at Musselman and Jefferson last weekend.

“We have to shoot the ball better. Every game this year, I think we have shot it in the 30’s. We’ve got to get that shooting percentage up. We’ve got to start games better. 18-9 at the half and we just couldn’t get going. But to score 38 in the second half, I think that is us.”

Lauren Dean led the Hawks (3-1) with 8 points.

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