Virginia Stomps Northwestern, 76-55
Dec. 5, 2004
EVANSTON, Ill.- – The University of Virginia women’s basketball team won second place at the Mildred & Roger L. White Invitational with a 76-55 win over host Northwestern on Sunday.
UVa improves 5-3 overall, while the Wildcats fall to 1-6. Houston captured the team title on Saturday with a perfect 2-0 tourney record.
“Today we put the team away,” UVa head coach Debbie Ryan said. “We played very good defense, and we rebounded well. We just need to stop turning the ball over.”
In the first half, the Cavaliers jumped out to a 10-point lead, 20-10, as sophomore Brenna McGuire (Winchester, Mass.) came off the bench for three straight three-pointers. UVa held the same edge at halftime, 38-28.
In the second half, Virginia continued to build upon its lead, finishing the game on a 10-2 run for the 21-point win.
Senior Brandi Teamer (Joliet, Ill.) scored a season-high 24 points and grabbed six rebounds. McGuire finished with 12 points, all from long range. Junior Tiffany Sardin (Chicago, Ill.) and sophomore Siedah Williams (Cleveland, Ohio) had eight points each. Senior Jocelyn Logan-Friend (Cheverly, Md.) posted a game-high 11 rebounds.
For their weekend efforts, Logan-Friend and Teamer were named to the five-member all-tournament team.
“Brandi needed to redeem herself,” Ryan added. “She was too hyped yesterday (against Houston). She was much more settled today and played good defense. Brandi was more solid today.”
“Jocelyn has been a beast throughout the tournament,” Ryan said. “She was very solid offensively and defensively.”
Suzanne Morrison came off the bench to lead Northwestern with 21 points. Sarah Kwasinkski added 10 points.
Overall, Virginia out-rebounded Northwestern, 47-26.
Virginia returns to Charlottesville on Friday, Dec. 10 to host intra-state rival Old Dominion at 7 p.m. at University Hall.
at Mildred & Roger L. White Invitational
Results from Dec. 5, 2004:
1 2 – FinalVirginia (5-3) 38 38 – 76Northwestern (1-6) 28 27 – 55