#24 Virginia Wins Opener Against UNCG, 71-44
Nov. 21, 2003
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Senior Anna Prillaman (Midlothian, Va.) scored a game-high 17 points to pace No. 24 Virginia to a 71-44 win over UNC Greensboro in Friday’s season opener at University Hall.
In the first half, the teams traded baskets until the seven-minute mark. Virginia ended the half with a 16-2 run, limiting the Spartans to just two free throws. UVa led 37-21 at the break.
In the second half, the Cavaliers jumped ahead by as many as 29 points, 64-35 with 6:56 to go.
In addition to Prillaman, junior Kate Kreager (Chantilly, Va.) and freshman Siedah Williams (Cleveland, Ohio) each chipped in 15 points. All three players recorded eight rebounds, two shy of a double-double.
“At first I was nervous,” Williams said. “I wanted to go out and play like I was ready.”
“It was great,” said Kreager, who sat out last season after transferring from Xavier. “I was a lot more comfortable tonight. It felt like old times.”
Jacinda Lambert was the sole Spartan in double figures with 13 points.
Overall, UVa out-rebounded UNCG, 51-32.
UVa played the first half without junior Brandi Teamer (Joliet, Ill.), junior Lynette O’Reggio (Laurel, Md.), and freshman Alisa Wulff (Pickering, Ont.), who served a half-game suspension for violations of team rules. Juniors LaTonya Blue (Baltimore, Md.) and Jocelyn Logan-Friend (Cheverly, Md.) sat out the entire game.
The No. 24 Cavaliers host intra-state rival Virginia Tech on Sunday, Nov. 23 at 1 p.m. at University Hall.
“We need to be tested, and Virginia Tech is a very strong team,” Ryan added. “This is a good time to find out.”
1 2 - FinalUNC Greensboro (0-1) 21 23 - 44#24 Virginia (1-0) 37 34 - 71