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Dec. 17, 2004

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia women’s basketball team continues its five-game homestand with St. Francis (Pa.) on Tuesday, Dec. 21. Tip-off is set at 7 p.m. in University Hall.

Former UConn standout Nykesha Sales will meet fans and sign autographs prior to the game. The leading scorer for the WNBA’s Connecticut Sun with 15.2 ppg, Sales is a four-time WNBA All-Star. She also led the league in steals per game in 2004 with 2.21.

The Cavaliers, under the guidance of head coach Debbie Ryan, stand 6-3 after Friday’s 72-64 win over Old Dominion. Senior Brandi Teamer leads the Cavaliers with 15.2 points per game while shooting 53 percent from the field. Senior LaTonya Blue follows with 10.7 ppg and 6.0 rpg., while senior Jocelyn Logan-Friend adds 10.2 ppg and a team-best 8.2 rebounds per game.

The Red Flash, under the helm of second-year head coach Jill Poe, stand 2-4 after a 77-62 loss at Virginia Tech on Dec. 12. Senior Beth Swink averages 20.3 ppg and a team-high 8.3 rpg, while senior Christin Black adds 10.5 ppg. St. Francis plays Bowling Green (Dec. 18) before visiting Virginia.

Virginia holds a perfect 4-0 series record against St. Francis. In the teams’ last meeting on Nov. 27, 2000, UVa claimed a 116-63 win at University Hall. The 53-point victory was the 30th time in school history that the Cavaliers had eclipsed the 100-point mark.

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