Virginia Women's Basketball Wins 3rd Straight Game, 71-67, at Maryland
Feb. 20, 2003
College Park, Md. – The Virginia Women’s basketball team won its second straight ACC road game with a 71-67 win at Maryland on Thursday.
“We were all disappointed to let a 16 point lead slip away from us,” said Sophomore Brandi Teamer (Joliet, Ill.). “We”re used to overcoming adversity.”
Virginia improves to 13-12 overall and 7-7 in ACC play and moves into third place in the Conference standings. The Terrapins fall to 10-15 overall and 4-10 in the league.
In the first half Maryland went on a 7-0 run to go up by six, 8-2, but Virginia stormed back and held a 16 point lead at the break, 39-23.
In the second half, Maryland whittled away to take over the lead, 51-50, with 10:08 on the clock. UVa hung tough and regained the lead for the final time with 6 minutes to go on a jumper by Senior Liz Sahin (Hatay,Turkey). With 2:02 left on the clock Teamer nailed a 3-pointer to put UVa up 67-62. With 6.2 seconds on the clock Maryland intentionally fouled Sophomore Cherrise Graham (Conshohocken, Pa.) who converted 2 free throws for the win, 71-67.
“We’ve had great rivalries with Maryland,” said Virginia head coach Debbie Ryan. “Maryland is always a good team.”
For Maryland Renneika Razor had a double-double, 23 points and 11 rebounds, while Chrissy Fisher added 15 points.
Overall, Maryland out-rebounded UVa 48-40.
Virginia closes the regular season with a two game home stand. The Cavs host Florida State on Sunday, February 23 at 1 p.m. at University Hall. Charlottesville’s WINA Radio (1070 AM) broadcasts each UVa game live with Jed Williams and Myron Ripley calling the action.
1 2 - FinalVirginia (13-12, 7-7) 39 32 - 71Maryland (10-15, 4-10) 25 42 - 67