Virginia Knocks off Georgia Tech, 74-63
Jan. 16, 2003
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia claimed its first Atlantic Coast Conference win on Thursday night with a 74-63 victory over Georgia Tech at University Hall.
The Cavaliers improved to 6-9 overall and1-4 in the ACC, while Georgia Tech fell to 11-5 overall and 0-4 in the league.
“This was one of our better games scoring-wise,” said Virginia head coach Debbie Ryan. “This team has improved a lot.”
Sophomore Brandi Teamer (Joliet, Ill.) came off the bench for her second straight double-double performance with 14 points and a game-high 10 rebounds. Sophomore LaTonya Blue (Baltimore, Md.) had 13 points, while sophomore Cherrise Graham (Conshohocken, Pa.) and freshman Deidra Chatman (Richmond, Calif.) each added 11 points. The 11 points for Chatman were a career-high. Junior Anna Prillaman (Midlothian, Va.) added three treys for nine points.
“My compliments to Debbie,” Georgia Tech head coach Agnus Berenato said. “She’s a great coach and has a great team. She has a stack of All-Americans on her team.”
The Yellow Jackets also had four players in double digits, led by Fallon Stokes with 15 points.
“I’m disappointed,” Berenato added. “Both Georgia Tech and Virginia needed a win. We go back to the drawing board tomorrow.”
Overall, Virginia shot 41 percent (23-56) from the field and 71 percent (22-31) from the charity stripe. The Cavs out-rebounded Tech, 45-39.
Virginia hosts Maryland on Sunday, Jan. 19 at 1 p.m. in University Hall. Charlottesville’s WINA Radio (1070 AM) broadcasts each UVa game live with Jed Williams and Myron Ripley calling the action.
1 2 - Final
Georgia Tech (11-5, 0-4) 23 40 - 63
Virginia (6-9, 1-4) 32 42 - 74
Other ACC scores from tonight:
Florida State 76, Maryland 61
North Carolina 77, Clemson 55
Duke 71, Wake Forest 61