Villanova, Pa. -
Four Wildcats scored in double figures as Villanova rolled to an 84-42 win over Kutztown in an exhibition game at The Pavilion on Sunday afternoon.
Freshman Alex Louin led the Wildcat charge with 14 points, while senior forward Taylor Holeman had 11 points and junior guard Katherine Coyer and sophomore center Brandi Teague added 10 points each. Holeman also pulled-down a team-high seven rebounds. Junior point guard Caroline Coyer contributed a game-high eight assists.
Senior forward Lauren Burford and junior forward Kavunaa Edwards hit back-to-back three-point field goals to give Villanova an early 6-0 lead. Leading 8-6 with 15:56 left in the first half, the Wildcats went on a 16-0 run to open up a 24-6 advantage at the 11:35 mark. Burford and Holeman led the way in the spurt, as Burford nailed two triples and Holeman had a lay-up and baseline jumper.
Kutztown ended the Villanova run when Kalee Fuegel connected on a three-point field to slice the Villanova lead to 24-9. Following the Fuegel triple, Villanova ran off eight straight points to take a 32-9 advantage with 6:45 remaining in the opening half. The eight points included a three-ball by Caroline Coyer followed by a lay-up and a three-point field goal by Louin.
The Wildcats would shoot 48.1 percent in the first half and go to halftime with a commanding 39-15 lead. Kutztown shot 21.7 percent in the game's first 20 minutes.
Villanova started the second half on a 12-4 run to open up a 51-19 lead. Katherine Coyer was dominant in the early going of the second stanza as she scored eight of Villanova's 12 points in the run. Coyer hit consecutive three-point field goals to go with a driving left-handed lay-up to account for the eight points.
The Wildcats would lead by as many as 49 points in the second half and cruise to the win.
In the victory, Villanova shot 48.1 percent from the field (26-of-54), 34.4 percent from three-point range (11-of-32) and 72.4 percent from the foul line (21-of-29),
While Kutztown was 13-of-49 from the floor (26.5%), 3-of-10 from three-point range (30.0%) and 13-of-22 from the charity stripe (59.1%). Villanova owned a 43-31 advantage on the backboards. The Wildcats were charged with seven turnovers, while Kutztown had 13 turnovers.
Villanova will open the 2014-15 season on Friday, Nov. 14, when the Wildcats will participate in the Chattanooga Tournament. The Wildcats will play host Chattanooga on Nov. 14 and will face South Florida on Nov. 15.