Cavaliers Defeat Maryland 52-44 in ACC Women's Basketball
Jan. 17, 2002
College Park, MD – Sophomore Anna Prillaman nailed a school-record five treys in the second half to lead Virginia to a come-from-behind 52-44 victory at Maryland on Thursday (Jan. 17). The win improved the Cavaliers to 10-7 overall and 3-3 in the ACC while the Terps dropped to 9-8 overall (2-4 ACC). “We played tentatively in the first half,” said Virginia head coach Debbie Ryan. “I really felt it was a great defensive night.”
Prillaman paced the Cavaliers with 20 points which came from a career-high six three-pointers and a pair of free throws. Her five triples in the second half tied a school record (Mimi McKinney vs UNC, Jan 15 1998). “It was a good night,” said Prillaman. “I was just happy to knock them down.”
Marche Strickland led Maryland with 18 points.
Sophomore Anna Crosswhite left the game with 2:57 remaining in the first half with an ankle sprain. Freshman LaTonya Blue, who broke her middle finger in the Cavaliers’ win over Wake Forest on Sunday, started tonight’s game.
The Cavaliers head to #7 Duke on Sunday, Jan. 20. Tipoff is 1:00 on ESPN2.