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March 2, 2002

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Greensboro, N.C. – Senior Telisha Quarles (Louisa, Va.) made the biggestlay-up of her career on Saturday to give No. 4 seed Virginia a 60-58 win overNo. 5 seed Georgia Tech in the quarterfinals of the 2002 ACC Women’sBasketball Tournament in Greensboro, N.C.

The Cavaliers (17-11) advance to Sunday’s 1 p.m. semifinal against No. 1 seedDuke (25-3). Fox Sports Net will televise the game nationally.Charlottesville’s WINA Radio will broadcast the game live.

“We were very fortunate to win this game,” said UVa head coach Debbie Ryan.”Obviously the last pass was a key. It was a great effort by my team. Theyplayed with a lot of heart, and that’s what my team is all about.”

In the first half, the teams traded baskets over the first 12 minutes untilthe Yellow Jackets went up by eight, 25-17 with 6:14 to go. The Cavalierswhittled away to come within one at the break, 31-30.

“We played on of the worst offensive games in the first half,” Ryan analyzed.

In the second stanza,Virginia took over the lead, 36-35 with 17:13 remaining.The Cavs went ahead by seven twice, but the pesky Yellow Jackets tied thegame at 56-56 with 1:21 on the clock. Fallon Stokes’ jumper put GT ahead bytwo, 58-56. On the next possession, Quarles fed the ball to freshman BrandiTeamer (Joliet, Ill.), who knocked in the tying jumper, 58-58. On Tech’sfinal possession, Teamer stole the ball from Milli Martinez and lobbed a longpass ahead to Quarles who converted the game-winning lay-up as time expired.

“Brandi made a great steal,” Ryan added. “It was great anticipation on herpart. We got the ball back with six seconds to go, and that was thedifference.”

“She (Teamer) threw it right in front of me, and I came down with thatlay-up,” Quarles said. “If I would have missed it, they would have killed me.”

Quarles paced Virginia with a game-high 17 points. Teamer finished with 10points, while Liz Sahin (Hatay, Turkey) came off the bench for a career-best10 points.

Martinez led Tech with 20 points. Sonja Mallory added 14 points.

Virginia out-rebounded Georgia Tech, 38-34.

#5 seed Georgia Tech (15-13) 31-27-58#4 seed Virginia (17-11) 30-30-60
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