Women's Basketball Falls to Clemson, 79-68
Jan. 7, 2002
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The University of Virginia women’s basketball team fell to Clemson, 79-68, at University Hall on Monday evening.
The Cavaliers’ record stands at 8-6 overall and 1-2 in ACC play, while the Lady Tigers improved to 10-4 overall and 2-1 in the Conference.
“I thought both teams gave a great effort,” said Clemson head coach Jim Davis.
In the first half, Clemson went up by as many as nine, 22-13 with 11:12 to go. The Cavaliers took their only lead for a two-minute span to lead by three, 32-29 with 3:44 to go. The Lady Tigers held a four-point advantage at intermission, 37-33.
“We had a ton of opportunities early,” UVa head coach Debbie Ryan said. “We have to focus.”
“It’s hard for us to keep our intensity up,” senior Telisha Quarles (Louisa, Va.) said. “They got a lot of points on transition.”
In the second half, Clemson capitalized on free throws to build its lead to double digits.
“That was the game,” Ryan said of free throw shooting. ” They went to the basket more. We needed to go to the basket more.”
Quarles paced the Cavaliers with 25 points. Freshman Brandi Teamer (Joliet, Ill.) recorded her fifth career double-double with 22 points and 12 rebounds. Freshman Lynette O’Reggio (Laurel, Md.) came off the bench for eight points.
Chrissy Floyd was the top Tiger with a career-high 28 points. Krystal Scott added a double-double of 13 points and 12 boards.
Overall, Clemson held the rebounding edge, 44-43. The Lady Tigers went 25-30 (83 percent) from the line compared to UVa’s 8-16 (50 percent).
“Our players have to understand that they’re good enough to win these games,” Ryan added.
Virginia continues its busy week with a stop at Georgia Tech on Thursday, Jan. 10. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. on Fox Sports Net South. Charlottesville’s WINA Radio (1070 AM) will broadcast the game live.
“This is Debbie’s best coaching job,” Davis added. “She’s done a remarkable job with this young group.”
NCAA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL 1 2 - FinalClemson (10-4, 2-1) 37 42 - 79Virginia (8-6, 1-2) 33 35 - 68