Virginia Crushes Wake Forest, 64-44
Feb. 6, 2003
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia captured its fifth consecutive win at home with a 64-44 victory over Wake Forest Thursday night at University Hall.
The Cavaliers improved to 10-11 overall and 4-6 in ACC play, while the Demon Deacons fell to 10-10 overall and 1-9 in the league.
Wake Forest opened the first half of play leading by as many as nine points, 19-10. The Demon Deacons held just a one-point edge at intermission, 24-23.
The Cavaliers rebounded by opening the second stanza with a 10-1 run. UVa increased its lead to as many as 21 points.
“In the second half we settled down and didn’t turn the ball over as much, and we finished shots,” said Virginia head coach Debbie Ryan. “We had a lot of energy in the second half.”
Sophomore Brandi Teamer (Joliet, Ill.) had a game-high 23 points, including shooting 2-2 from three-point range, and eight rebounds. Senior Liz Sahin (Hatay, Turkey) recorded a career-high 13 points, including a career-best three buckets from long range. Sophomore Cherrise Graham (Conshohocken, Pa.) added 10 points, seven boards, and a career-high seven assists.
As a team, Virginia nailed a season-high 10 three-pointers, just on shy of tying the school record of 11.
The Deacons’ Tiffani Listenbee was the sole Wake Forest player in double digits with 11 points.
“We were ready to play,” Wake Forest head coach Charlene Curtis said. “Defensively I thought we played well in the first half. In the second half, Virginia picked up its intensity and we stayed in the locker room.”
Overall, UVa out-rebounded Wake Forest, 44-28.
Virginia travels to No.2 Duke on Monday, Feb. 10 for a 7 p.m. clash at Cameron Indoor Stadium. RSN-TV will televise the game live. Charlottesville’s WINA Radio (1070 AM) broadcasts each UVa game live with Jed Williams and Myron Ripley calling the action.
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL 1 2 - FinalWake Forest (10-10, 1-9) 24 20 - 44Virginia (10-11, 4-6) 23 41 - 64
Other ACC scores from tonight:#2 Duke 61, Clemson 49