VIRGINIA POUNDS HOWARD, 76-51
Nov. 26, 2001
CHARLOTTESVILLE – The University of Virginia women’s basketball team won its second straight home game with a 76-51 victory over Howard on Monday evening.
“We have not put together a 40-minute game yet,” said UVa head coach Debbie Ryan on her team’s youthfulness. “Tonight we were tired.”
The Cavaliers improved 3-2 overall, while the Lady Bison fell to 1-4.
“My team is very inexperienced without a point guard,” said Howard head coach Cathy Parson. “We felt we had a chance to compete. Virginia proved to be a much larger, physical team.”
Senior Telisha Quarles (Louisa, Va.) led four Cavaliers in double-digit scoring with 16 points. Freshmen LaTonya Blue (Baltimore, Md.) and Lynette O’Reggio (Laurel, Md.) each netted their first career double-doubles. Blue finished with career highs of 13 points and 12 boards, while O’Reggio came off the bench for career highs of 13 points and 12 rebounds. Sophomore Anna Prillaman (Midlothian, Va.) added 12 points.
“I’ve been trying to work hard at every practice,” said O’Reggio. “Tonight everything came together for me.”
For the Bison, senior Andrea Gardner had 14 points and 11 rebounds.
“Virginia did a great job exploiting our weaknesses,” Parson added.
Overall, Virginia held the rebounding edge, 61-39.
Virginia hosts intrastate rival Virginia Tech on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m. at University Hall. Charlottesville’s WINA Radio (1070 AM) will broadcast the game live.
NCAA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL 1 2 - FinalHoward (1-4) 24 27 - 51Virginia (3-2) 40 35 - 76
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