BUCKHANNON – Head coach Vicky Bullett and her Lady Bobcats opened their exhibition season Sunday afternoon, facing the nationally ranked West Virginia Mountaineers in the WVU Coliseum.
Coach Mike Carey's squad captured a 113-54 victory, and Bullett's squad gained some valuable early season experience.
WVU raced to a 42-8 lead after one quarter and extended that margin to 61-24 at the half.
The Mountaineers were led by 28 points from Teana Muldrow, and 19 points from Naomi Davenport. They scored 76 of their points in the paint.
"The experience was surely a little overwhelming in the first quarter of the game for our team," remarked Bullett. "We are still a bit behind with offensive execution. It is so hard to measure our team playing against WVU as they will expose all the weakness that any team in our conference would have. It gave me a good outlook toward what I have to do to further prepare them to compete with the teams in our conference. I think the defensive mindset to pressure the pick and roll action was good and our rotation to help and recover was also a big improvement. The women of WVU towered over us, however we continued to play and enjoy the atmosphere of what a DI team experience brings to women's basketball."
Wesleyan's next scrimmage is this Tuesday. Bullett's crew travels to Ohio Valley for a 6 p.m. tip-off with the GMAC school.