Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Wvu Overcomes Very Slow Start

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Wvu Overcomes Very Slow Start

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Lamont West scored 20 points to lead West Virginia over Rider, 92-78, Wednesday night at WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, W.Va.

The Mountaineers (4-2) missed their first six shots and made just 7 of 31 shots in the first 13 minutes. But West and Esa Ahmad led the Mountaineers on a 22-8 run to close the half for a 43-36 lead. The Mountaineers finished the first half shooting 33 percent, their second-worst half of the season.

The Mountaineers opened the second half on a 13-2 run, and the Broncs (2-2) were not able to cut it to single digits after that.

Ahmad added 16 points, James Bolden scored 12 and Emmit Matthews Jr had a career-high 11 for West Virginia. Chase Harler scored a season-high 11 points. Logan Routt led the team in rebounds with eight and Wesley Harris had seven.

Frederick Scott led Rider with 17 points. …

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