Women's Basketball Crushes Brown, 111-49
December 28, 1998
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Senior Monick Foote led five Virginia players indouble figures with 20 points as the twenty-third-ranked Cavaliersdefeated Brown 111-49 in the second game of the Nationwide CavalierClassic women’s basketball tournament Monday at University Hall.
The Cavaliers (7-2) will play Auburn (8-2) in the tournament’s secondround Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. The Tigers defeated Marist 94-42 in theMonday’s first game. Brown (4-5) plays Marist (1-6) at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Virginia applied fullcourt pressure throughout the first half and endedthe period as it began it, scoring on four consecutive Brown turnovers.The score after the first streak was 10-2. At the half it was 55-24.
All told, the Cavaliers stole the ball 17 times in the first half andforced 23 turnovers. Virginia scored 36 points on its subsequentpossessions.
“We’ve been working very hard on our defense for some time,” saidVirginia coach Debbie Ryan. “We have a lot of athletes on this team, andthey got their hands on a lot of balls tonight.”
Foote was the chief beneficiary. She scored 15 first-half points, 12after Bear turnovers. She hit three of four three-point attempts beforeintermission.
Junior Svetlana Volnaya scored 18 points for Virginia, and senior DemyaWalker added 17. Sophomore Erin Stovall came off the bench to score 14points and lead the Cavaliers with five steals.
Senior guard Vita Redding was Brown’s only double-figure scorer with 12points.
The loss was the worse in school history for Brown. Virginia’s 110points also set a record for points allowed by the Bears.