Women's Basketball Defeats Wake Forest, 65-51
Jan. 13, 2002
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The University of Virginia women’s basketball team picked up a 65-51 win over Wake Forest at University Hall on Sunday afternoon.
The victory was the 600th win in school history. In their 29th season, the Cavaliers stand 600-235 (.719) all-time.
Virginia improved to 9-7 overall and 2-3 in ACC play, while the Demon Deacons fell to 7-9 overall and 1-5 in the Conference.
“Our focus the last few days was to get back on track defensively,” UVa head coach Debbie Ryan said.
In the first half,Virginia jumped ahead by eight points twice. UVa led at the break, 33-27.
In the second half, Wake Forest tied the game at 38-38 with 13:10 to go. UVa then went on a 13-4 run to go ahead by nine, 51-42. The Cavaliers went ahead by 18 to put the game out of reach.
Freshman Brandi Teamer (Joliet, Ill.) paced the team with her sixth career double-double of 17 points and a career-high 13 rebounds. Senior Telisha Quarles (Louisa, Va.) added 16 points. Freshman Lynette O’Reggio (Laurel, Md.) came off the bench for a career-high four blocks.
“She was a concern coming into the game,” Wake Forest head coach Charlene Curtis said of Teamer. “Her versatility is a huge, huge plus. She’s a handful.”
Tonia Brown was the sole Demon Deacon in double-digit scoring. She finished with 18 points.
Overall, wake Forest held the rebounding edge, 37-32.
Virginia hits the road for two games. The first stop is Thursday, Jan. 17 at Maryland Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. Charlottesville’s WINA Radio (1070 AM) will broadcast the game live.
“Every game we play is tough for us,” Ryan added.
NCAA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL 1 2 - FinalWake Forest (7-9, 1-5) 27 24 - 51Virginia (9-7, 2-3) 33 32 - 65
Other ACC scores from tonight:North Carolina 89, Clemson 85