Martin scores 19, No. 19 West Virginia women beat Cornell

NCAA Women's Basketball

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP)Tynice Martin scored 19 points, Kysre Gondrezick added 14 and No. 19 West Virginia beat Cornell 68-62 on Tuesday.

Kari Niblack added 10 points for West Virginia (10-1). Esmery Martinez had eight points, seven rebounds and four steals. West Virginia has wins against No. 10 Mississippi State, 19th-ranked Michigan State, and Syracuse this season – with its lone loss to Creighton (10-3).

Cornell pulled within one point three times in the third quarter, but wasn’t able to take the lead as West Virginia ended the quarter on a 8-2 run. Cornell got as close as three points in the fourth until the Mountaineers answered with five consecutive points to seal it.

Samantha Widmann led Cornell (6-6) with 21 points and seven rebounds. Kate Sramac had 15 points, six rebounds and five assists, and Laura Bagwell-Katalinich scored 12.

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