Miss. St. falls just short of record in domination of Miss. Vall - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Miss. St. falls just short of record in domination of Miss. Valley St.

(Source: WMC Action News 5) (Source: WMC Action News 5)

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Teaira McCowan scored a career-high 41 points, and No. 5 Mississippi State scored the second-most points in school history in a 112-36 victory over winless Mississippi Valley State on Thursday night.

McCowan put together the 12th 40-point game in Mississippi State history and the first since Morgan William scored 41 in last season's NCAA Tournament. She added 13 rebounds for her sixth straight double-double and ninth this season.

The 112 points were just five shy of the school record set in 1986 against Judson.

The Bulldogs (14-0) put the game away in the second quarter with a 24-0 run, holding the Devilettes scoreless for nearly 8 minutes. Mississippi State outscored Valley 30-4 in the quarter for a 59-20 halftime lead.

The Bulldogs added an 18-0 run early in the third and led 88-26 after three quarters.

Victoria Vivians added 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting for the Bulldogs. Roshunda Johnson scored 14 points.

Kristy Parker had 10 points in 29 minutes to lead the Devilettes (0-11).


Mississippi State travels to Georgia on Sunday.

Mississippi Valley State hosts Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Monday.

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