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Jan. 26, 2003

Box Score

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia women’s basketball captured a 12-point non-conference win over Georgetown on Sunday, 69-57, at University Hall.

“We used our athleticism a little better,” said Virginia head coach Debbie Ryan.

Virginia improved to 8-10 overall, while the Hoyas fell to 12-5.

“We had very good looks to take the game down to the wire,” said Georgetown head coach Patrick Knapp, “but we didn’t shoot well, no question.”

Sophomore Cherrise Graham (Conshohocken, Pa.) paced UVa with 23 points, including a perfect 6-6 from the line to extend her school record free throw streak to 28 consecutive makes. Sophomore Brandi Teamer (Joliet, Ill.) added 14 points, while sophomore LaTonya Blue (Baltimore, Md.) had 10 points.

“We let her penetrate too much,” Knapp said of Graham. “She has a helluva day.”

Rebekkah Brunson led Georgetown with a double-double of 19 points and a game-high 14 rebounds. Mary Lisicky added 14 points, while Zsuzsanna Horvath had 11 points.

Overall, UVa out-rebounded the Hoyas, 40-32.

“Rebounding was one of our goals coming out of the locker room,” Teamer said.

Virginia returns to ACC action with a trip to Chapel Hill, N.C., to face No. 9 North Carolina on Thursday, Jan. 30. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. from Carmichael Auditorium.

“Every game is important,” Ryan added. “We have to stay focused on what we’re doing. We look at every game as ‘must’ win.”

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL			1	2	-	FinalGeorgetown (11-5)	26	31	-	57Virginia (8-10)		32	37	-	69
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