Virginia Falls to No. 2 Texas, 74-54, in Hawaii Classic Semifinal
Nov. 29, 2003
HONOLULU, Hawaii – The Virginia women’s basketball team fell to No. 2 Texas, 74-54, in the semifinal round of the Rainbow Wahine Classic in Honolulu late Saturday.
Virginia stands 2-2 overall, while the Longhorns improved to 5-0. UVa will play Hartford, which fell to Montana 70-49 in the tourney’s other semifinal, in the Third Place Game on Sunday, Nov. 30 at 3:20 p.m. (Hawaii time or 8:20 p.m. EST). All of the Cavs’ games can be heard on WINA Radio (1070 AM) and at www.VirginiaSports.com.
“There are a lot of lessons to be learned from this game,” said Virginia head coach Debbie Ryan. “We hung with them in the first half. We have to be a little bit better. (Texas) is a very good team from top to bottom.”
In the first half, the teams traded baskets until the 10-minute mark when Texas jumped ahead by seven, 18-11. The Longhorns went on a 11-2 run and pulled ahead by as many as 19 points before leading at intermission, 41-22.
In the second half, Texas dominated, stretching its lead to as many as 29 points, 65-36.
“They definitely were a very physical team,” Teamer said of Texas. “Transition defense and turnovers were our biggest problems tonight.”
Texas had four players with double-figure scoring, led by Jamie Carey’s 20 points.
Overall, the Longhorns out-rebounded UVa, 34-31.
1 2 - Final#2 Texas (5-0) 41 33 - 74Virginia (2-2) 22 32 - 54