SAN ANTONIO (AP) – When West Virginia started running, it was impossible to stop the climbers.
Kysre Gondrezick scored seven of her 26 points, unbeaten 16-0 to close the third quarter, and No. 17 beat West Virginia 77-53 in the opening round of the NCAA Women’s Tournament on Sunday night.
The Climbers (22-6), four seeded in the Hemisphere, also closed the first half with 10 straight points, helping to face fifth-placed Georgia Tech on Tuesday.
“It was just a good game for us to somehow get out of trouble. Do you know we have been missing for a week?” Said Gondrezik. “And I think in that first quarter we were able to get some of those mistakes that you know we made for both offensive and defensive purposes.”
In West Virginia, Kirsten Dins scored 19 points with eight rebounds and five assists. Esmeri Martinez had his 15th double-double with 16 points և 11 rebounds. Dean and Martinez both shot 7 out of 10. Gondrezik was on the field 15 out of 9, including 8, 6 from the 3-point line, scored seven rebounds, made five assists, and stole four goals.
Emma Grothaus scored 14 points for the Falcons (11-5) in their fourth NCAA tournament, the first since 2010, despite finishing fifth in the Native League. Franny Hottinger added 12 points and Megan Walker added 11 points.
“I thought they came out on the pitch, especially in the second half, they really settled on their defensive line, which took us out of the flow of our attack,” said Sue Troyan, who coached all teams in the NCAA tournament in Poland. “But I’m very proud of our kids, how they competed, how they presented Lehigh for 40 minutes.”
In the last seconds of the first half, the deans scored from the penalty spot, recording a 10-0 run, which gave the climbers a 36-26 break.
Lehigh hung up close, 49-39 after Grothaus’s 3-meter kick, but West Virginia dropped the game to a fourth lead of 65-39.
West Virginia’s 16 made it 16-0, 10 of 13 shots, plus 7 of 7 free throws, and beat Lehi 29-13 in the third quarter. In the last 3 1/2 minutes, the Mountain Hawks fired four shots and made four turns.
Polish. The hawks did not have the size or speed to hold back the climbers. They surpassed by 10 եցին fired only 30.6%. … Lehigh won the only other match on December 27, 1999 in New Orleans, 89-73. Mountain The Mountain Hawks played 10 games in January, only six of them, and only two in February.
West Virginia. The climbers finished 30th out of 55 against the field (54.5%), including 8 out of 15 from the 3-point range, 9 out of 11 free throws. … Gondrez, a freshman in Michigan, scored 2,000 points in his three-year career in West Virginia.
PAR NOI LOSS
Six Lehigh players from Minnesota were greeted, so when they were home in the wake of the epidemic, they gathered where they found an outer basket of rings.
The connection began when one of the Minnesotaers, Emma Grothaus, lost her mother and a college proxy shortly after the start of the season. After missing a weekend game, he preferred to be with his teammates, but had a broken nose as soon as he returned. returned only to break his nose.
Driven by the basketball family, strengthened by his state ties, he returned to become the Patriot League Tournament MVP.
A NOW LOST OS, PART 2:
In early January, Kisre Gondrezik lost his father, former Pepperdine star և NBA player Grant Gondrezik. He was only 57 years old.
Two days later, Kisre scored 24 points, West Virginia beat Texas 17th with 34 points, and passed the 12th consecutive season.
In the second round, the climbers compete with Georgia Tech.
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