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Nov. 30, 2003

Box Score

HONOLULU, Hawaii – The Virginia women’s basketball team fell to Hartford74-63 in the Third Place Game of the Rainbow Wahine Classic in Honolulu on Sunday.

Virginia dropped to 2-3 overall, while the Hawks improved to 4-1.

“We’ve got a long season ahead of us,” said Virginia head coach Debbie Ryan.”This was just the beginning.”

In the first half, Virginia jumped out to an eight-point lead, 20-12, but theHawks went on a 14-3 run to go ahead by five, 28-23. UVa led by two at thebreak, 35-33.

In the second half, the Cavaliers dug themselves into a deep hole, trailingby as many as 17 points, 63-46 with 6:57 to play. The Hoos clawed back towithin seven, 68-61, but the effort just wasn’t enough.

Junior Brandi Teamer (Joliet, Ill.) was the sole Cav in double digits with 20points. She also grabbed a team-high eight rebounds. Senio Anna Prillaman(Midlothian, Va.) and junior Kate Kreager (Chantilly, Va.) each had eight points.

Hartford had four players with double-figure scoring, led by Liz Stitch’s 19points.

Overall, the Cavaliers out-rebounded the Hawks, 45-39.

Virginia returns to Charlottesville late Monday night before heading to LongIsland on Friday, Dec. 5 for a 7 p.m. EST contest. All of the Cavaliers’ gamescan be heard on WINA Radio (1070 AM) and on the Virginia website (click on the game schedule).

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