Littles, Zoll Lead Cavaliers Over Yale 92-41
Dec. 28, 2005
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.- Freshman forward Lyndra Littles (Washington, D.C.) hit career highs in both points (19) and rebounds (15) to notch her second consecutive double-double while sophomore point guard Sharneé Zoll (Marlboro, N.J.) added eight assists, six steals, and 13 points to help lift Virginia over Yale, 92-41 on Wednesday night at University Hall.
The 51-point margin of victory is the largest for the Cavaliers since Virginia defeated St. Francis (PA) 116-63 (+53) in 2000, and the 92 points is the most for Virginia since a 98-52 win over JMU in 2004. With the win, the Cavaliers improved to 8-1 overall, while Yale fell to 0-9.
The Cavaliers opened the game with a 23-0 run, led by Zoll’s three assists, three steals, and three points. Junior forward Siedah Williams (Cleveland, Ohio) added 10 points, a steal, and an offensive board in the run as the Cavaliers held Yale to 0-4 from the floor. The Cavaliers shot a blistering 55.6% from the floor in the first half and out-rebounded the Bulldogs 22-12, including 12-3 on the offensive glass. The `Hoos led 40-19 at halftime.
In the second half, Virginia kept the pressure on and continually built the lead throughout the 20 minutes, punctuating the win with the 23rd steal of the game for the Cavaliers, notched by freshman guard Britnee Millner (Martinsville, Va.). Millner was fouled and her free throw with five seconds remaining provided the largest margin in the game at +51 for the `Hoos. Littles scored 13 points in the second half and pulled down 10 boards as Virginia never let the margin drop below 20 in the second half of the game. The Cavaliers recorded 13 steals in the second half, with three each from Zoll and sophomore guard Denesha Kenion (Oxon, Md.)
For the fifth time this season, four Cavaliers netted double-figure scoring. Williams finished with 15 points and Kenion added 10. All 11 Virginia players that saw action in the game scratched the scoreboard, including freshman guard Enongé Stovall (Philadelphia, Pa.) who had a career-high eight points.
Katelyn Littlemoe led Yale with nine points and three assists while Stephanie Marciano added eight points and three steals for the Bulldogs. Julie Matilla had seven rebounds for Yale.
Overall, Virginia out-rebounded Yale, 42-27. UVa forced 35 turnovers, including a season-high 23 steals.
Virginia returns to action in the championship game of the Marriott Cavalier Classic with a game against Holy Cross at 7:00 on Thursday, Dec. 29. The Crusaders defeated Boston University 80-62 in the first game. In the consolation game, Yale will play the Terriers at 4:00. All games will be played at University Hall.
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL 1 2 - FinalYale (0-9) 19 22 - 41Virginia (8-1) 40 52 - 92- Cavaliers -