MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- Meg Bulger scored 19 points and No. 13 West Virginia rolled to a 93-26 victory Saturday over Presbyterian, which is in its first year as a Division I program.
The Mountaineers (9-1) scored 27 of the game's first 33 points and led 52-12 at halftime.Bulger scored 12 of West Virginia's first 19 points and had 16 midway through the first half. Her layup with 9:06 left boosted the lead to 33-8 before coach Mike Carey emptied his bench.West Virginia played all 13 of its players at least 10 minutes and all but two scored. Six players reached double figures, including reserve Liz Patella, who set a career high with 13 points. LaQuita Owens added 12.Sharie Hopkins scored nine points for Presbyterian. No other player had more than five. The Blue Hose (1-9) had 33 turnovers and shot 20 percent from the field, missing 17 of 18 3-point attempts.The game was the final of seven straight on the road for Presbyterian. It plays just five of its 26 games at home.WVU, which had 53 rebounds, scored the first 12 points of the second half to take a 62-14 lead with 17 minutes left. The starters were then pulled for the remainder of the game.