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Nov. 29, 2003

Box Score

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

“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.

Junior LaTonya Blue (Baltimore, Md.) paced the Cavs with a season-high 18 points. Junior Brandi Teamer (Joliet, Ill.) was the only other Cav in double digits.

“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
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