#23 Virginia Falls To Virginia Tech, 72-56
Dec. 3, 2002
Blacksburg, Va. – The No. 23 Virginia women’s basketball team fell on the road to intrastate rival Virginia Tech, 72-56, at Cassell Coliseum on Tuesday.
The Cavaliers stand 3-2 on the season, while Tech improved to 4-1.
In the first half, UVA jumped out to a 9-0 lead before the Hokies whittled away and took a 10 point lead, 28-18, with 3:48 to go. Tech held the halftime edge 32-26.
In the second half the Cavaliers came within four, three times, but Tech increased its lead with as many as 18 with 3:50 remaining.
Junior Anna Prillaman (Midlothian, Va.) and sophomore Cherrise Graham (Conshohocken, Pa.) paced the Cavaliers with 12 points each. Junior Marcie Dickson (Maplewood, N.J.) followed closely behind with 11 points, including a perfect 5-5 from the free throw line.
Ieva Kublina led the Hokies in scoring with 25 points, while Carrie Mason added 19.
“We have not handled zones(defense) well,” said Virginia’s head coach Debbie Ryan. “We couldn’t get over the hump and we couldn’t finish shots.”
Dickson was named the Cavalier’s Dominion Virginia Power MVP. Mason won the honor for Virginia Tech.
The Cavaliers host Rutgers at University Hall on Friday, Dec. 6 in a 7:30 p.m. contest. Charlottesville’s WINA Radio (1070 AM) will broadcast each UVa game live with Jed Williams and Myron Ripley calling the action.
1 2 - Final#23 Virginia (3-2) 26 30 - 56Virginia Tech (4-1) 32 40 - 72