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Dec. 7, 1999

Box Score

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Lisa Hosac scored 22 points and pulled down seven rebounds to lead Virginia to a 77-63 win over Loyola tonight in University Hall.

The Cavaliers started the game on a 12-3 run, but turnovers by Virginia allowed Loyola back into the game and the two teams were tied at 16-16 at the 10:41 mark. There would be three more ties before Svetlana Volnaya hit a three-point shot with 7:03 left to begin Virginia’s 15-6 run to close out the half at 40-28.

The Cavaliers built up their largest lead of the night at 56-39 on a Telisha Quarles lay-up at the 12:13 mark of the second half, but Loyola again capitalized on Virginia turnovers to get within nine points with 5:02 left in the game. Hosac hit a lay-up and Volnaya made two free throws to with 3:18 left to build Virginia’s lead back to a comfortable 13 points and the Cavaliers coasted to the win.

“We spent alot of time yesterday working on our defense and we’ve improved in one area,” said Virginia Head Coach Debbie Ryan. “We learned to take a charge yesterday in practice. But we’re still not as strong defensively, or as strong for what I want to do.”

The Cavaliers shot 49.2 percent from the game (29-59) and Loyola shot 44.0 percent from the field (22-50). Both teams had 31 rebounds.

Erica Rath and Desiree Peterkin each had 14 points for Loyola (2-5). Rath led the Greyhounds with eight rebounds.

Telisha Quarles scored 13 points while Marcie Dickson had 10 points for the Cavaliers.

Virginia plays at Old Dominion on Dec. 10 at 7:35 p.m. while Loyola hosts Towson on Dec. 18 at 7:00 p.m.

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