Cavalier Defeat Florida State 77-65 on Senior Night
Feb. 25, 2001
Charlottesville, Va. – The University of Virginia women’s basketball team defeated ACC rival Florida State, 77-65, Sunday night (Feb. 25) on Senior Night at University Hall. Almost 4,000 fans celebrated the final regular season home game of five Cavalier seniors-Dean’na Mitchelson, Chalois Lias, Elena Kravchenko, Katie Tracy and Svetlana Volnaya.
Despite the celebration, it was junior Telisha Quarles who stole the show for UVa (18-12, 8-8). She scored 19 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the field, and gave Virginia a much-needed boost at the end of the first half to propel the Cavaliers to a 40-27 halftime lead. UVa would never relinquish its lead again, extending its lead in the second half to 15 points, and never allowing FSU (17-10, 9-7) to draw within more than 8 points the remainder of the game.
Like Quarles, the rest of the UVa team was hot from the field. The Cavaliers shot a remarkable 51.8 percent from the field and 43 percent from three-point range. Sophomore forward Schuye LaRue chipped in with 15 points and freshman forward Marcie Dickson had 14. Freshman guard Anna Prillaman also helped UVa’s cause, adding nine points on 3-of-4 shooting, including two three-pointers.
Meanwhile, Virginia held the Seminoles to just 38 percent shooting, including a dismal 24 percent from behind the three-point arc. April Traylor led FSU with 21 points, but she was just 6-of-18 from the field, including a 2-7 showing from three-point land. Brooke Wyckoff, who scored 16 points, made just seven of her 17 shots.