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Jan. 3, 2000

Box Score

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.Svetlana Volnaya scored a career-high 29points to lead Virginia to a 83-70 win over Georgia Tech tonight.Volnayaled four Cavaliers in double figures to notch their first conferencewin.Virginia improves to 9-4 overall and 1-1 in the ACC while Georgia Techfalls to 8-4 overall and 1-2 in the ACC.

Volnaya hit a three-pointer and scored seconds later on a fastbreak to start a 15-2 spurt midway through the first half. GeorgiaTech’sJaime Kruppa hit a jumper at the 8:49 mark to snap the Yellow Jacketsdrought that last nearly seven minutes, but the Cavaliers had mounted a28-12 lead and held on for a 44-32 lead at half-time.

Virginia extended its lead to 13 on two free throws by SchuyeLaRuewith 15:04 left in the game, but Georgia Tech cut the lead to three overthe next four minutes on a 10-0 run. LaRue hit an eight-foot jumper tostart the Cavaliers on a 17-7 run and led by as much as 15 points with3:43to go. Milli Martinez scored four straight points to cut the lead to 11at34-23 with 4:45 remaining, but Elena Kravchenko scored on a five-footjumper to thwart a comeback bid by the Jackets.

Lisa Hosac ended the night with 19 points and LaRue added 15 forthe Cavaliers. Kruppa led the Yellow Jackets with 14 points andDanielleDonehew and freshman Nina Barlin each had 13. Amy Lingenfelder came offthe bench to connect for 10 points for Georgia Tech.

The Cavaliers shot .500 (32-64) from the field while GeorgiaTechshot .418 (23-55). Virginia outrebounded the Yellow Jackets 36-30 andscored 31 points off 21 Tech turnovers.

Virginia returns to action on Jan. 6 when it hosts ninth-rankedNorth Carolina at 7:30 p.m. Georgia Tech plays at Wake Forest on Jan. 6at7:00 p.m.

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