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Dec. 6, 1999

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia returns home after a five-game road trip and looks to get back on the winning track after dropping a 83-62 game at Duke on Sunday. The Cavaliers are 0-1 in ACC action and resume the conference schedule at home on Jan. 3 when they host Georgia Tech. The Cavaliers face six non-conference opponents in the next four weeks, beginning with Loyola.

This game is only the second time Loyola and Virginia have met. Virginia won the first meeting 72-47 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on March 16, 1994 in University Hall. This will be the first regular season game between the two teams.

The Greyhounds are coached by second-year head coach Cindy Anderson. Last year, she led Loyola to a 21-7 season after stepping in midseason for Pat Coyle who left to coach in the WNBA. Erica Rath leads the Greyhounds in scoring with 12.7 points per game and Katie Netherton leads the team in rebounding with 5.8 rebounds per game.

Head Coach Debbie Ryan is in her 23rd season at the helm of the Cavaliers and she brings a career record of 504-177 into tonight’s game.

Dec. 7, 1999 – University Hall – Charlottesville, Va.
Radio: Wina 1070 AM
TV: none

Team Leaders

Scoring: Schuye LaRue 16.7 ppg
Rebounding: Schuye LaRue 7.7 rpg
Assists: Renee Robinson 4.8 apg
Steals: Renee Robinson 2.5 spg

Time Change
Please note the game time of the Virginia-Old Dominion game on Dec. 10 is 7:35 p.m. and not 7:00 p.m. as previously announced. The game will be played at Old Dominion Fieldhouse in Norfolk.

Cavaliers On TV

Jan. 17 Virginia at N.C. State 7:30 p.m. (HTS)
Jan. 30 Duke at Virginia 12:30 p.m. (HTS)
Feb. 7 Virginia at N. Carolina 7:30 p.m. (HTS)
Feb. 20 N.C. State at Virginia 2:00 p.m. (ESPN2)

all times are Eastern

How the Teams Match Up: Virginia vs. Loyola

Virginia Loyola
Points 75.3 54.0
Points Allowed 69.8 58.7
Rebounds 40.2 34.8
Rebound Margin -0.9 -4.7
FG % .426 .390
FG% defense .360 .382
3-pt FG % .248 (26-105) .250 (13-52)
FT % .733 .618
Assists 16.3 12.2
Turnovers 18.7 19.3
Blocks 3.0 3.7
Steals 9.7 6.8

Quarles Hits Career-High Against Blue Devils
One of the bright spots in Sunday’s loss at Duke was the emergence of sophomore Telisha Quarles. The native of Louisa, Va. led Virginia with 17 points against Duke with 14 of those points coming in the second half. She was 7-10 from the field in the second half. Her previous career-high was eight points which she set three times this year in the St. Joseph’s, Grambling, and Washington games.

Mitchelson Out Indefinitely With Shoulder Injury
Junior Dean’na Mitchelson has been sidelined since Nov. 21 with a a dislocated right shoulder suffered in the the St. Joseph’s game. She had earned a starting position in the season opener after impressing the coaching staff during the two preseason games. Mitchelson is scheduled to be re-evaluated this week and may suit up for the Dec. 10 game at Old Dominion.

LaRue Named ACC Rookie of the Week
Schuye LaRue was named the ACC Rookie of the Week on Nov. 30 after her performance in the Rainbow Wahine Classic. In the three-game tournament, LaRue averaged 19.0 points, 8.7 rebounds and was 24-39 from the floor for a shooting percentage of 61.5 percent. In the Washington game, LaRue was a perfect 9-9 from the floor, 1-1 from three-point range and 2-2 from the free throw line. She tied the school record for field goal percentage, a mark that was set in 1995 by Wendy Palmer and matched last season by DeMya Walker. LaRue was also named to the All-Tournament Team at the Wahine Classic along with teammate Erin Stovall.

Tough Start For the Cavaliers
With a 3-3 start this season, this is the Cavaliers’ worst start since the 1977-78 season when they opened 2-4. That was also Head Coach Debbie Ryan’s first season as head coach at Virginia. The team finished 8-17 that year.

In the ACCFreshman Schuye LaRue has made an impact on the Virginia squad as well as in the ACC statistics. As of Dec. 3, LaRue leads the conference in field goal percentage (.652, 45-69), is the league’s fifth leading scorer (16.7 ppg) and ranks fifth in rebounds (7.7 rpg) and fourth in blocks (1.2 bpg).

Junior Erin Stovall ranks sixth in the conference in scoring (14.8 ppg) and eighth in free throw percentage (.741, 20-27).

Senior Renee Robinson ranks second in assists (4.8 apg) and 10th in steals (2.5 spg).

Stovall Ties Career High In Win Over William & Mary
Erin Stovall scored 27 points to lead the Cavaliers to a 71-42 win at William & Mary on Thursday. The 27 points matches her career-high and is the team’s best individual offensive output this season. Against the Tribe, Stovall was 9-15 from the field (.600) and 3-6 from three-point range. She has scored in double figures in all but one game this year.

In the Polls
With Virginia grabbing the final spot in the preseason USA Today poll, the Cavaliers extended their streak in the polls. However, by not securing a spot in the pre-season AP poll, the Cavaliers’ streak of 182 consecutive weeks in that poll is history. Up until the polls of Nov. 22, the Cavaliers had been ranked every week in either the AP or USA Today poll since Jan. 8, 1984 – a total of 281 consecutive weeks.

Virginia holds the longest streak of any ACC team in the AP poll – 182 weeks. The streak in the AP poll started on Nov. 20, 1989 and ended this season. The Cavaliers had appeared in every USA Today poll for a total of 261 consecutive weeks.

Homecoming For Stovall
The trip to Hawaii was a homecoming of sorts for Erin Stovall who graduated from Honolulu’s Iolani High school in 1997. She is originally from Irvine, Calif., but spent her senior year at Iolani High School. She was named the Gatorade Player of the Year in Hawaii and named to the Nissan Hawaii High School Hall of Honor for the sport of basketball. In addition, she was a stand-out track athlete and earned Hawaii’s Track Athlete of the Year in 1997 and was named the Top Female Performer at the Panahou Relays that same year. She was the state champion in the 100 meters, 200 meters and long jump and held and still holds the the state records in the 100 hurdles and the 200 meters.

In the Hawaii tournament, Stovall scored 21 points to lead Virginia to the 100-79 win. Against Texas, she scored 14 points and grabbed four rebounds and against Washington, she scored 13 points and had three rebounds and four assists. She was named to the All-Tournament team.

Ryan Holds Advantage vs. Current ACC Coaches
Debbie Ryan holds a 138-72 record against the current coaches in the ACC and holds a winning record versus every coach in the conference.

Ryan vs.

Jim Davis, Clemson 19-11
Gail Goestenkors, Duke 9-7
Sue Semrau, Florida St. 4-0
Agnus Berenato, Georgia Tech 23-3
Chris Weller, Maryland 31-20
Sylvia Hatchell, North Carolina 22-9
Kay Yow, N.C. State 25-22
Charlene Curtis, Wake Forest 5-0

1999-2000 Team Honors

Erin Stovall
Preseason All-ACC First Team
Rainbow Wahine Classic All-Tournament Team

Schuye LaRue
Rainbow Wahine Classic All-Tournament Team
ACC Rookie of the Week (Nov. 30)

The Cavalier’s record when they:

led at half-time 2-0
trailed at half-time 0-2
were tied at half-time 1-1
went into overtime 0-0
shot 60% or better 0-0
shot 50% or better 1-0
shot less than 50% 2-3
shot less than 40% 0-2
opponent shot 50% or better 0-0
opponent shot less than 50% 3-1
opponent shot less than 40% 3-0
had higher FG% than opponent 3-0
had lower FG% than opponent 0-3
out-rebounded opponent 3-1
were out-rebounded by opponent 0-2
had same rebounds as opponent 0-0
had more offensive rebounds 2-2
had fewer offensive rebounds 1-0
had same offensive rebounds 0-1
had fewer turnovers than opponent 0-1
had more turnovers than opponent 2-1
had same amount of turnovers 1-1
shot more FTs than opponent 2-0
shot fewer FTs than opponent 1-3
shot same number of FTs as opponent 0-0
had game decided by 10 points or less 0-0
had game decided by 5 points or less 0-1
scored 100+ points 1-0
scored 90-99 points 0-0
scored 80-89 points 1-0
scored 70-79 points 1-1
scored 60-69 points 0-2
scored 59 or less points 0-0
leading scorer is LaRue 1-2
leading scorer is Stovall 1-0
leading scorer is Quarles 0-1

Starting Line-ups:

Hosac,Mitchelson,Stovall,Robinson,Quarles 0-1
Hosac, LaRue, Stovall, Robinson, Quarles 1-0
Hosac, Lias, LaRue, Stovall, Robinson 1-1
Hosac, Volnaya, LaRue, Stovall, Robinson 1-1

Virginia’s record on:

Sunday 1-2
Monday 0-0
Tuesday 0-0
Wednesday 0-0
Thursday 1-0
Friday 1-0
Saturday 0-1


Schuye LaRue 1 24 pt., 14 reb vs. Texas

Games with double figures in scoring:

Schuye LaRue 5
Erin Stovall 4
Lisa Hosac 2
Elena Kravchenko 2
Svetlana Volnaya 2
Renee Robinson 1
Telisha Quarles 1

Games with double figures in rebounds:

Schuye LaRue 1


Virginia Highs Virginia Lows
Margin of Victory 29 vs. Wm. & Mary 21 vs. Grambling, Wash., Duke
Margin of Defeat 12 vs. St. Joseph’s 5 vs. Texas
Points 100 vs. Grambling 61 vs. St. Joseph’s
1st Half Points 49 vs. Washington 30 vs. Texas
2nd Half Points 62 vs. Grambling 27 vs. St. Joseph’s
FGM 34 vs. Grambling 24 vs. Wm. & Mary
FGA 76 vs. Grambling 50 vs. Wm. & Mary
FG Pct. .527 vs. Washington (29-55) .333 vs. Texas (25-75)
3-FGM 8 vs. Washington 3 vs. three opponents
3-FGA 22 vs. St. Joseph’s 16 vs. Wm. & Mary
3-FG Pct. .471 vs. Washington (8-17) .136 vs. St. Joseph’s (3-22)
FTM 29 vs. Grambling 4 vs. St. Joseph’s
FTA 41 vs. Grambling 7 vs. St. Joseph’s
FT Pct. .950 vs. Washington (19-20) .571 vs. St. Joseph’s (4-7)
OReb 22 vs. Grambling, Texas 7 vs. Washington, Wm & Mary
DReb 38 vs. Grambling 22 vs. St. Joseph’s
Rebounds 60 vs. Grambling 30 vs. St. Joseph’s
Assists 25 vs. Washington 12 vs. Texas
Turnovers 23 vs. Washington 9 vs. St. Joseph’s
Blocks 5 vs. Texas 2 vs. Wm. & Mary
Steals 16 vs. Washington 6 vs. St. Joseph’s
Opponent Highs Opponent Lows
Points 78 by Grambling, Texas 42 by Wm. & Mary
1st Half Points 41 by Texas 21 by Wm. & Mary
2nd Half Points 41 by Grambling 21 by Wm. & Mary
FGM 25 by Texas 14 by Wm. & Mary
FGA 76 by Grambling 45 by St. Joseph’s
FG Pct. .422 by St. Joseph’s (19-45) .246 by Wm. & Mary (14-57)
3-FGM 9 by Grambling 1 by Texas, Wm. & Mary
3-FGA 36 by Grambling 8 by Texas
3-FG Pct. .438 by St. Joseph’s (7-16) .038 by Wm. & Mary (1-26)
FTM 28 by St. Joseph’s 13 by Washington, Wm. & Mary
FTA 38 by Grambling, Texas 16 by Washington
FT Pct. .813 by Washington (13-16) .684 by Grambling (26-38), Wm. & Mary (13-19)
OReb 20 by Grambling 8 by St. Joseph’s
DReb 36 by Texas 19 by Washington
Rebounds 52 by Texas 33 by Wm. & Mary
Assists 15 by Grambling 7 by Wm. & Mary
Turnovers 24 by Washington 15 by St. Joseph’s
Blocks 3 by Grambling, Texas 0 by St. Joseph’s, Wm. & Mary
Steals 12 by Grambling, Wm. & Mary 2 by St. Joseph’s
Virginia Individual Highs Opponent Individual Highs
Points 27 by Stovall vs. Wm. & Mary 29 by Brown (Texas)
FGM 9 by LaRue vs. SJU, Texas, Wash./Stovall vs. Wm. & Mary 11 by Brown (Texas)
FGA 18 by two players 26 by Evans (Grambling St.)
3-FGM 3 by Hosac vs. Wash./ Stovall vs. Wm. & Mary 5 by Evans (Grambling St.)
3-FGA 7 by Stovall vs. Texas 23 by Evans (Grambling St.)
FTM 6 by Volnaya vs. Texas/ Stovall vs. Wm. & Mary 9 by two players
FTA 8 by LaRue vs. Texas/ Stovall vs. Wm. & Mary 12 by Currie (Grambling St.)
OReb 9 by LaRue vs. Texas 8 by Currie (Grambling St.)
DReb 7 by Kravchenko vs. Grambling St. 8 by two players
Rebounds 14 by LaRue vs. Texas 15 by Currie (Grambling St.)
Assists 8 by Robinson vs. Wash. 6 by two players
Turnovers 6 by Stovall vs. Wm. & Mary 6 by Zampella (SJU)
Blocks 4 by LaRue vs. Texas 2 by Ryan (Texas)
Steals 5 by Robinson vs. Wash. 6 by Sobota (Wm. & Mary)
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