Virginia Travels to Marshall for Tuesday Game
Dec. 4, 2006
Virginia travels to Marshall on Tuesday, Dec. 5 for a 7 p.m. game at the Cam Henderson Center. The Cavaliers will then take an 11-day break for final exams. The next game is slated for Saturday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. with Cleveland State at JPJA.
The Thundering Herd, under the guidance of sixth-year head coach Royce Chadwick, stand 6-2 after a 57-41 win over Houston on Dec. 2. Senior center Modupe Ishola paces Marshall with 13.9 ppg and 9.1 rpg. Sophomore guard Meg Withrow follows with 10.5 ppg.
SERIES VS. THUNDERING HERD
Virginia is a perfect 2-0 against Marshall since the teams first met in 1993. Last season, UVa claimed a 67-35 win over MU at University Hall on Dec. 20. Ironically, both of the Cavaliers’ wins in the series have been by 32 points.
Virginia captured it third straight win on Saturday night with a 85-66 victory over Seton Hall at the John Paul Jones Arena. Three Cavaliers netted double digits, led by senior Brenna McGuire’s (Winchester, Mass.) with a season-high 17 points. She also tied her career-high with five three-point buckets. Sophomore Lyndra Littles (Washington, D.C.) and freshman Monica Wright (Woodbridge, Va.) followed with 15 points apiece. Overall, Seton Hall out-rebounded Virginia, 40-35. The Cavalier shot 47 percent (29-62) from the field, while the Pirates shots 45 percent (26-58). The `Hoos went to the charity stripe 30 times, competing 67 percent (20-30), while SHU was 12-of-17. UVa forced 24 turnovers while committing just 15.
IN THE STATISTICS
After eight contests, sophomore Lyndra Littles leads the Cavaliers with 16.1 points and 9.3 rebounds per game. Freshman Monica Wright follows with 13.4 ppg, while junior Sharneé Zoll adds 10.1 ppg and 40 assists. UVa out-scores its opponents by +10.6 points and out-rebounds its foes by +2.0 boards.