#23 Virginia Women's Basketball Beats Long Island, 57-46
Nov. 30, 2002
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 23 Virginia women’s basketball upped its home streak to two wins with a 57-46 win over Long Island on Saturday at University Hall.
The Cavaliers improved to 3-1 on the season, while the Blackbirds fell to 0-3.
For the second straight game, sophomore Cherrise Graham (Conshohocken, Pa.) paced the Cavaliers. She finished with a game-high 17 points, including a perfect 4-4 from the line. The point guard also added three treys, a career-high five rebounds and career-high four assists. Junior Anna Prillaman (Midlothian, Va.) had 12 points.
“It?s great to get back on the court,” said Virginia?s head coach Debbie Ryan after the team’s Thanksgiving break. “We’re still trying to see who can step up in tight games.”
Freshman Amber Wirth led LIU with 16 points, while Jessica Brookes added 12 points.
UVa held a 28-25 halftime advantage.
Overall, Virginia out-rebounded LIU, 38-34.
Virginia travels to intra-state rival Virginia Tech on Tuesday, Dec. 3 for a 7 p.m. contest at Cassell Coliseum. The Cavaliers return home to University Hall on Friday, Dec. 6 against Rutgers in a 7:30 p.m. game. Charlottesville’s WINA Radio (1070 AM) will broadcast each UVa game live with Jed Williams and Myron Ripley calling the action.
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