West Virginia holds Thundering Herd women to lowest output ever in 78-21 blowout

Published 4:07 am Thursday, January 20, 2011

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Ayana Dunning scored 16 points and No. 9 West Virginia beat Marshall 78-21 Wednesday night, limiting the Thundering Herd to the fewest points in school history.

Freshman Taylor Palmer added 14 points for the Mountaineers (18-1), who earned their sixth straight win against their cross-state rival and improved to 34-16 overall against Marshall (5-12).

The previous low output for Marshall came in a 46-28 loss to Eastern Kentucky on Feb. 20, 1973. It also marked the worst defeat by Marshall to its northern neighbor. The previous was 81-39 in 1990.

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Marshall, which dressed just eight players for the game due to injuries, shot just 11 percent (5 of 45) from the floor.

All 12 players scored for West Virginia, which had a 50-35 rebounding advantage and forced 28 turnovers.