MORGANTOWN — To this present day, J.J. Quinerly isn’t fairly positive what occurred to her that one sport in Puerto Rico.
It was definitely an unQuinerly-like efficiency that day in San Juan towards Charlotte, as her two factors, one technical foul and fouling out would attest.
“In Puerto Rico, I obtained a bit annoyed towards Charlotte,” Quinerly mentioned. “That was my first-ever technical in my profession. I’ve come again since that the whole lot is psychological. It’s a must to play the psychological sport and I needed to let my teammates assist me out.”
Since then Quinerly has been on a tear, one which led to a virtually historic second Sunday, within the Mountaineers’ 107-43 victory towards Delaware State contained in the Coliseum.
The junior guard scored 25 factors on 9 of 13 capturing, whereas including a career-high 12 assists.
She completed with eight rebounds, two shy of constructing her simply the fourth girls’s participant in class historical past to file a triple-double.
“My teammates had been saying one thing to me on the bench, ‘You want two extra rebounds.’ I used to be like, oh Lord,” Quinerly mentioned. “I didn’t get these two rebounds, however my teammates had been maintaining with it.”
For added measure, Quinerly had seven steals. No WVU participant — man or girl — has ever had a quadruple-double. WVU head coach Mark Kellogg subbed for her early within the fourth quarter.
“I knew behind my thoughts the place she was, statistically talking, however very hardly ever will I play to the statistics,” Kellogg mentioned. “I informed her I used to be going to provide her two to 3 minutes (within the fourth quarter) after which she was going to come back out regardless.”
As for the tear Quinerly has been on, she’s scored at the very least 21 factors in every of the final 4 video games, capturing at a 56% fee throughout that point.
She had 13 factors within the first quarter alone towards the Hornets (2-7), who had been held to seven over the primary 10 minutes.
“She will be able to do all of it when she desires to,” Kellogg mentioned. “She was fairly full tonight.”
WVU (9-0) completed that first quarter with extra steals (9) than Delaware State had factors, which is absolutely all it is advisable know on how this sport obtained out of hand so rapidly.
Nonetheless, WVU set a season excessive with 30 assists and ahead Kylee Blacksten had her greatest sport of the season with 16 factors, 5 rebounds and 4 assists.
It was probably the most factors the Mountaineers have scored in a single sport since Dec. 17, 2016, when WVU additionally scored 107 towards Longwood.
“Fairly strong effort tonight, for probably the most half,” Kellogg mentioned. “It was an incredible begin to the sport. The turnovers had been excessive within the first quarter, so we had been capable of exit and get some straightforward buckets. We needed to come back out and punch first.”
Jordan Harrison added 13 factors and 6 assists, whereas Jayla Hemingway, Tavy Diggs and Tirzah Moore all got here off WVU’s bench to attain 10 factors.