Virginia Women's Basketball Wins Fourth Straight with 63-54 Win Over FSU
Feb. 23, 2003
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia women’s basketball team won its fourth straight ACC game with a 63-54 win over Florida State on Sunday at University Hall.
Virginia improved to 14-12 overall and 8-7 in ACC play, good for third place in the Conference standings. The Seminoles fell to 15-10 overall and 7-7 in the league.
In the first half FSU went up by nine points, 24-15 with 8:23 on the clock, but UVa cut the lead to two points at intermission, trailing 33-31.
“We’ve didn’t have a lot of energy in the first half,” said Virginia head coach Debbie Ryan.
In the second half, the Cavaliers utilized a 22-6 run to go ahead by as many as 17 points, 63-46. FSU closed out the game with a 10-0 run, but it wasn’t enough.
Sophomore Cherrise Graham (Conshohocken, Pa.) paced UVa with a game-high 20 points, including a perfect 10-10 from the free throw line. Sophomore LaTonya Blue (Baltimore, Md.) finished with nine points and 10 rebounds, while sophomore Brandi Teamer (Joliet, Ill.) also chipped in nine points. Sophomore Jocelyn Logan-Friend (Cheverly, MD.) added a career-high 12 rebounds.
“I was really proud of Jocelyn and LaTonya with their rebounding,” Ryan added. “Whenever we needed a rebound, we got it. That was huge.”
LaQuinta Neely led Florida State with 14 points, while Trinetta Moore added 10 points.
Overall, FSU out-rebounded UVa, 41-36.
“We’ve matured a lot from the beginning of the season until now,” Graham said.
Virginia closes the regular season with No. 6 North Carolina on Sunday, March 2 at 2 p.m. at University Hall on ESPN2. The Senior Class will be honored in a pregame ceremony.
WOMEN?S BASKETBALL 1 2 - FinalFlorida State (15-10, 7-7) 33 21 - 54Virginia (14-12, 8-7) 31 32 - 63