Virginia Needs Two Overtimes To Defeat Clemson
Jan. 20, 2000
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Renee Robinson hit a 18-foot jumper with 57seconds remaining in the second overtime to give Virginia its first leadofthe period and Telisha Quarles hit the second of two free throws with10seconds left to lift the Cavaliers to a 77-74 win over Clemson in anACCgame. With the win, Virginia (14-4, 6-1) is tied for first place in theACCstandings with Duke who lost in overtime to N.C. State. The winextendedthe Cavaliers’ win streak to 10.
Lisa Hosac led Virginia with 19 points and 13 rebounds and was aperfect 10-10 from the free throw line. Foul shots made the differenceinthe game for Virginia who made 30 of 36 shots from the line. Clemson was11of 16 from the charity stripe.
“Every time I thought the game was slipping away, Lisa (Hosac)would get to the line and pull us back within two,” said Virginia headcoach Debbie Ryan. “She was the glue that kept us together.”
Clemson (11-7, 2-4) led the entire first half and 10 minutes ofthesecond half before Svetlana Volnaya hit two free throws at the 10:05markof the second half to give Virginia its first lead of the game 39-38.TheCavaliers built an eight-point lead with 4:00 minutes left inregulation,but Clemson ended the half with a 12-4 run. Nuria Forns hit athree-pointshot with 19 seconds remaining to tie the game 58-58 and missed along-range shot at the buzzer that would have won the game.
Erin Batth scored four points to give Clemson a 62-58 lead tostartthe first overtime but Virginia’s Schuye LaRue scored on a driving layupand Hosac sank two free throws to tie the game at 62 at the 3:17 mark.
TheCavaliers had a two-point lead with 13 seconds to go, but Angie Cosseyscored on a driving lay-up with four seconds to send the game into thesecond overtime.
Virginia fell behind by four points in the second overtime, butaRobinson layup and two free throws by Hosac tied the score at 74 with3:05left. Clemson missed shots on its next three possessions. The gameendedas Hosac stole the ball from Cossey on the Tigers’ final possession andtime expired.
“It was a very emotional game. Clemson played a great gametonightin every respect,” said Ryan. “They took us out of our game almost theentire night. We couldn’t get on track in the first half.”
All five starters scored in double figures for the Cavaliers.Volnaya and Robinson each had 15 points, Telisha Quarles added 13 andLaRuehad 12.
Forns led Clemson with 17 points and eight rebounds and Batthhad14 points, Joanie Mungro had 11 and Krystal Scott had 10.
Virginia returns to action on Monday, Jan. 24 when it plays atKentState at 7:00 p.m. Clemson hosts Wake Forest on Jan. 24 at 7:00 p.m.