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Nov. 21, 2003

Final Stats

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.

“The players who played showed good cohesion and ran the offense well,” said Virginia head coach Debbie Ryan. “Anna Prillaman set the tone.”

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
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