Women's Hoops Escapes With Win At Florida State
Jan. 10, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – For the second consecutive game, all five starters scored in double figures as Virginia hung on for a 76-73 win at Florida State. With Lisa Hosac (19 points) and Telisha Quarles (16 points) leading a balance attack, the Cavaliers extended their current winning streak to seven games and beat Florida State for the 19th straight time.
The Cavaliers led by as many as 17 points late in the first half and still held a 64-32 lead with 17:37 left in the game. FSU freshman Molly Beal nailed three, three-point shots in the second half as the Seminoles came roaring back and cut the deficit to 55-53 with 12:05 left. FSU tied the game at 66-all with 3:33 remaining, but a layup by Hosac and a running jumper from Quarles made it 70-66 with 2:38 left.
Brooke Wyckoff putback a missed shot with 1:14 left to bring Florida State back to within 74-73, but Quarles saved the day for Virginia with a driving layup with 17 second to go to lift Virginia to the final 76-73 score. Beal missed a potential game-tying 3-pointer with three seconds left and UVa ran out the clock.
“I’m really pleased with the way this team handled itself,” Ryan said. “We really want to play well on the road this year. We even changed our road jerseys from orange to blue. We feel that Florida State is mega-improved. We know it’s just a matter of time before they get some good wins down here. I’m just glad it’s over for us this year.”