House helps Mountaineers beat Thundering Herd, win 16th straight

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Vanessa House scored 16 points and West Virginia (No. 11 ESPN/USA Today, No. 16 AP) earned its 16th straight win, cruising past Marshall 74-42 on Wednesday night.

Asya Bussie and Korinne Campbell added 14 points apiece, and Sarah Miles had 11 for West Virginia (18-1). The winning streak is the Mountaineers' longest since they won 22 straight during the 1991-92 season.

Marshall (11-7) was without third-leading scorer and top rebounder Tynikki Crook, who broke a bone in her hand Sunday and is out for three weeks.

Without Crook, Marshall was held to its lowest scoring output of the season. Veronica Ruiz led the Thundering Herd with 13 points.