Virginia Hosts Wake Forest on Sunday in Regular-Season Finale
Feb. 25, 2005
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The University of Virginia women’s basketball closes out the regular season at home on Sunday, Feb. 27 against Wake Forest. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m. at University Hall. The Senior Class will be honored in pregame ceremony at 1:45 p.m.
WINA Radio (1070 AM) will broadcast the game live with Jed Williams calling the action and Myron Ripley on color commentary.
Virginia will also celebrate National Girls & Women in Sports Day on Sunday. This year’s honoree is the 2003-04 UVa women’s golf team, which began collegiate competition last season. The golfers and coaches will be honored at halftime. All girls in eighth grade or younger will receive FREE admission to the contest.
Under the guidance of head coach Debbie Ryan, Virginia stands 18-9 overall and 7-6 in ACC play. Senior Brandi Teamer lead the Cavaliers with 12.4 points per game, while senior LaTonya Blue follows with 12.3 ppg. Senior Jocelyn Logan-Friend adds with 9.0 ppg and a team-best 6.6 rpg. Sophomore Brenna McGuire contributes 6.7 ppg and a team-best 53 treys. In ACC games only, Blue is the team’s leader with 15.4 ppg.
The Demon Deacons, under the guidance of first-year head coach Mike Petersen, stand 14-12 overall and 3-10 in the ACC after a 64-61 loss to No. 19/21 NC State on Thursday. Junior Liz Strunk is the team leader with 15.4 ppg, while junior Cotelia Bond-Young follows with 15.3 ppg. Porsche Jones adds 12.5 ppg, and junior Erin Ferrell contributes 11.6 ppg and a team-best 8.7 rpg.
Virginia holds a 55-2 series advantage over Wake Forest since the teams’ first meeting in 1976. In the 2005 ACC season opener on Jan. 6, UVa recorded its seventh straight victory with a thrilling 85-83 overtime win at Wake Forest. For the second straight game, sophomore Siedah Williams came off the bench to lead four Cavaliers in double-digit scoring. She finished with a career-high 28 points and a career-high 11 rebounds en route to the first double-double of her career. The Cavaliers attempted a school record 54 free throws, while senior Brandi Teamer attempted a school record 20 free throws by herself. UVa out-rebounded WF, 43-41.