Women's Basketball Looks to Secure Second Place in the ACC
February 10, 1999
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – With just four games left in the season, No. 18 Virginia will look tosolidify its second-place standing in the ACC when it hosts North CarolinaState on Wednesday.
After a loss to Duke, the Cavaliers (16-6, 9-3) rebounded with a win overMaryland. They’ll try to make it two straight against a Wolfpack squad thathaswon its last five.
Virginia, which is a half-game ahead of North Carolina for secondplace inthe league, topped the woeful Terrapins 60-55 on Monday to extend its winningstreak against Maryland to 16.
Erin Stovall led the Cavs with 19 points, including a clutch 3-pointer tostart a game-ending 11-0 run.
“We buckled down,” coach Debbie Ryan said. “We really stepped it up atthe end and I think they were hurrying the ball and fouling too much.”
Monick Foote and DeMya Walker added 13 points apiece.
NC State (14-8, 7-5) comes off a 79-71 road upset over No. 14 NorthCarolinaon Sunday.
Summer Erb led the Wolfpack with 25 points and 17 rebounds while TyneshaLewis scored 23 to go along with nine rebounds, four assists and two steals.
State, which has upset the Tar Heels twice this season, held Carolina tojust 33 percent shooting.