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WVU women advance to WNIT semifinals

Dominion Post photo by Tyson Murray WVU guard Bria Holmes (23) drives in for a layup during Sunday's WNIT game against Villanova at the Coliseum. The Mountaineers won, 75-70, in overtime to advance to the WNIT semifinals.
Dominion Post photo by Tyson Murray
WVU guard Bria Holmes (23) drives in for a layup during Sunday’s WNIT game against Villanova at the Coliseum. The Mountaineers won, 75-70, in overtime to advance to the WNIT semifinals.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — An immense sense of sadness struck WVU senior point guard Linda Stepney as she peeked at the Coliseum scoreboard, on Sunday, March 29.

Her women’s basketball team trailed Villanova, 62-58, with 29.1 seconds to play in this WNIT quarterfinals contest.

Would this be Stepney’s final game in a WVU uniform?

“My eyes started to water,” said Stepney, who pondered that very question.

Then she caught herself.

“I was like, ‘No, we have to pick it up,’ ” she said. “I wasn’t ready for my season to end.”

She made sure it didn’t.

Stepney scored on a layup to pull WVU within two and then helped force a turnover on the full-court press that sent the game into overtime.

The Mountaineers never trailed in the extra session on their way to a 75-70 victory…

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