The West Virginia women’s basketball team is set to face Saint Bonaventure on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 12 p.m. at the WVU Coliseum. The Mountaineers come into this game 6-0, whereas the Bonnies are sitting at 2-4.
WVU is led by junior guard JJ Quinerly who is averaging 16.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, two assists, and three steals per game. Her backcourt running mate, Jordan Harrison is having a strong start to the season as well. The sophomore guard has averaged 12.8 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 5.8 assists thus far.
On the other side of things, the Bonnies are led by senior guard Dani Haskell who has put up 16.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 1.2 steals per outing. Senior guards Nadechka Laccen and Isabellas Middleton also average digit points so the team has multiple scoring options.
The Mountaineers excel in transition and move the ball very efficiently, as they average 17 assists per game. Senior guard Lauren Fields has excelled in her first season in the Gold and Blue, averaging 13.2 points to go along with 3.2 steals per game.
Saint Bonaventure has put up an average of 61 points per game whereas WVU averaged 75. This will be a fast-paced game where teams will run in transition. WVU and Saint Bonaventure have a common opponent this season. The team is coming off a close win against Loyola Maryland. The Mountaineers defeated the Greyhounds 74-39 in their first game of the 2023-24 season.
Both teams can shoot threes as well, so this is going to be a rather high-scoring game. This is a test for a Mountaineer team that added several new faces to the squad this off-season. After Saturday’s contest, WVU will host Penn State on Monday, Dec. 4 in Morgantown.
The broadcast of Saturday’s game can be heard on U92themoose.com, starting at 11:30. With Play-By-Play coverage from Tanner Mountz and analysts Zach Anderson and Joey Bray. Pregame, Half-time, and Postgame will be hosted by Quinn Robie, with Lance Jonzen, John Dodaro, and Will Kennan live from the studio.
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