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Lady Cats Tie School Record and Win Season Opener, 87-53

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Lauren Burford was the high scorer of the day. -Villanova Athletics

The Villanova women’s basketball team won this afternoon against Mississippi Valley State at the Toledo Glass City Tournament. The Lady Wildcats tied a school record of 18 three-pointers en route to an 87-53 blowout of the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devilettes. This was the fifth time in school history that Villanova was able to achieve such a feat. The last time the women’s basketball team put up 18 three-pointers was back in 2007 against Binghamton. They will play the winner of the Toledo/Drexel game tomorrow afternoon.

Villanova raced out of the gate to a 17-2 lead to start the game, which included five three-pointers in under six minutes. They finished the first half with a 39-23 lead over Mississippi Valley State. The Wildcats’ first half included nine buckets from beyond the arc, three of which going to forward Lauren Burford, who was perfect from long range in the first half. Villanova never let up or took it easy, leading as much as 34 at one point in the game. Villanova finished the game 18 for 40 from beyond the arc (45.0%) and 32 for 71 overall (45.1%). Burford led the Wildcats in scoring with 18 points and also had 8 assists. Kendall Burton posted a career high 15 points, including 3 three-pointers in the second half. Emily Leer and Devon Kane also registered double digits in scoring with 12 and 11, respectively. Mississippi Valley State was led by forward Jasmyne Sanders who had 17 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists.

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Eugene Rapay '16 created "The Bench Mob" in November 2013. He joined the Villanova Times in 2012 as a writer. A Westchester, NY native, who will bring top quality coverage of all things Villanova sports.

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