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No. 24 West Virginia women win 7th straight, beat Texas Tech

NCAA Womens Basketball: West Virginia at Baylor

Feb 26, 2018; Waco, TX, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers head coach Mike Carey yells from the bench during the first half of game against the Baylor Bears at Ferrell Center. Mandatory Credit: Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports

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LUBBOCK, Texas — Kysre Gondrezick had 24 points, six rebounds and four assists, and No. 24 West Virginia beat Texas Tech 73-53 on Wednesday night for its seventh straight win.

Gondrezick scored 14 points in the first half and Esmery Martinez added 10 to help West Virginia (12-2, 6-2 Big 12) build a 36-25 lead. The Mountaineers closed the third quarter on a 12-6 run for a 54-40 advantage, and held a double-digit lead the rest of the way.

Gondrezick made four of the Mountaineers’ six 3-pointers. It was her ninth game this season scoring 20-plus, and the 19th of her career.

Martinez finished with 16 points and nine rebounds for the Mountaineers. Jasmine Carson had 12 points off the bench and Kari Niblack added 10 points and nine rebounds.

Vivian Gray had 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead Texas Tech (8-8, 3-7). It was her second straight double-double, and she is now 11 points shy of 1,500 career points. Lexi Gordon added 11 points and eight rebounds.

West Virginia, which is ranked for the first time since Jan. 20 of last season, plays at TCU on Saturday. Texas Tech plays at Texas.