Virginia Women's Basketball Wins at Georgia Tech, 56-54
Feb. 16, 2003
Atlanta, Ga. – Virginia claimed its first ACC road game on Sunday with a 56-54 win at Georgia Tech.
The Cavaliers improved to 12-12 overall and 6-7 in ACC play, while the Yellow Jackets fell to 15-9 overall and 4-8 in the league.
Virginia dominated from the beginning leading by as many as 14 points in the first half, 27-13, with 4:30 on the clock. The Hoos held a 9 point lead, 31-22, at half time.
In the second half Georgia Tech came within one point three times but never took over the lead. During the last 6:30 to play, Sophomore Cherrise Graham (Conshohocken, Pa.) scored 8 of Virginia’s 13 points, including 6 free throws. With 0.5 seconds on the clock Georgia Tech’s Megan Isom nailed a 3 pointer to make the score 55-54. Virginia’s Anna Prillaman nailed the final free throw with 0:00.5 on the clock.
Graham paced the Cavaliers with 22 points. Sophomore Latonya Blue (Baltimore, Md.), sophomore Brandi Teamer (Joliet, Ill.), and Junior Anna Crosswhite(Castlecrag, Australian) each contributed 9 points.
Sonja Mallory led the Yellow Jackets in scoring with 20 points, while Fallon Stokes added 9.
Virginia travels to Maryland on Thursday, February 20 for a 7 p.m. contest. Charlottesville’s WINA Radio (1070 AM) broadcasts each UVa game live with Jed Williams and Myron Ripley calling the action.
1 2 - FinalVirginia (12-12, 6-7) 31 25 - 56Georgia Tech (15-9, 4-8) 22 32 - 54