The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

January 26, 2014

No. 18 Mountaineer women upset by Texas

West Virginia misses last 6 shots


The Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas — Nneka Enemkpali scored 15 points and Brady Sanders had 14 as Texas knocked off No. 18 West Virginia 66-63 on Saturday.

Texas (13-6, 4-3 Big 12) outrebounded West Virginia (17-3, 6-2) 46-27, paced by Enemkpali with 21, a career high. Nekia Jones added 11 points on 5 of 7 shooting.

Bria Holmes led the Mountaineers with 18 points, while Averee Fields chipped in with 12.

The Longhorns used an 8-0 run, highlighted by a Chassidy Fussell 3-pointer, to go up 28-21 with 5:04 left in the first half and led 40-33 at the break.

West Virginia opened the second half with an 11-4 run to capture the lead at 45-44. But Texas tied it at 61 on a pair of Sanders free throws with 4:19 left as the Mountaineers missed their final six shots and made just 2 of 5 free throws down the stretch.



WEST VIRGINIA (17-3)

Fields 6-14 0-0 12, Bussie 3-7 3-6 9, Caldwell 3-11 2-2 8,  Stepney 1-3 1-2 3, Holmes 7-15 1-3 18, Palmer 2-6 0-0 5,  Hampton 0-0 2-2 2, Harlee 0-1 0-0 0, Leary 2-2 2-3 6. Totals 24-59 11-18 63.

TEXAS (13-6)

Enemkpali 6-9 3-4 15, Lang 3-5 0-0 6, Rodrigo 0-2 0-0 0,  Fussell 3-12 1-2 9, Sanders 4-8 5-6 14, Davenport 1-6 3-4 5,  Henderson 2-5 0-0 5, Taylor 0-1 0-0 0, Jones 5-7 1-2 11,  Mazionyte 0-1 0-0 0, Vander Zee 0-0 1-1 1. Totals 24-56 14-19 66.

Halftime—Texas 40-33. 3-Point Goals—West Virginia 4-14 (Holmes 3-8,  Palmer 1-4, Caldwell 0-2), Texas 4-9 (Fussell 2-3, Henderson 1-2,  Sanders 1-2, Davenport 0-1, Jones 0-1). Fouled Out—Lang. Rebounds—West  Virginia 27 (Fields 8), Texas 46 (Enemkpali 21). Assists—West Virginia  16 (Fields 6), Texas 13 (Rodrigo 5). Total Fouls—West Virginia 21, Texas  20. A—3,812.