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Jan. 15, 2000

Box Score

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Junior forward Svetlana Volnaya scored 17 of her 28 points in the second half to lift Virginia to a 76-68 win over conference rival Maryland today. Volnaya was 6-7 from the field and hit two three-pointers all in the second half. Maryland senior guard Tiffany Brown sank six three-pointers to lead the Terps with 25 points.

Virginia (12-4 overall, 4-1 ACC) trailed by four points at half-time 36-32 before Volnaya ignited a 7-2 run to start the second half. Her jumper at 18:16 put Virginia ahead by one, 42-41 for Virginia’s first the 10:06 mark of the first half. The lead changed hands on nearly every possession for the next 10:18 of the second half before Volnaya’s running jumper at the 7:58 mark put Virginia in the lead for good. Maryland’s Renneika Razor hit a 10-foot jumper in the lane with 7:03 to bring Maryland to within one 64-63 with 7:03 left, but Maryland connected on only 2-6 free throws during that stretch while Virginia was 8-9 from the line.

For Virginia, freshman forward Schuye LaRue added 13 points for the Cavaliers, senior forward Lisa Hosac had 10 points and eight rebounds and junior forward Dean’na Mitchelson came off the bench and scored 11 points.

Sophomore forward Deedee Warley and sophomore center Rosita Melbourne each had 11 for the Terrapins.

Virginia meets N.C. State on Monday, Jan. 17 at 7:30 p.m. for a regionally televised game. Maryland (10-6, 2-4) plays at Wake Forest on Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 7:00 p.m.

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