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Feb. 4, 2007

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia women’s basketball snapped a five-game ACC losing streak with a 73-60 win over Miami at John Paul Jones Arena on Sunday afternoon.

The Cavaliers improved to 13-10 overall and 3-6 in the ACC, while the Hurricanes fell to 10-14 overall and 1-8 in the league.

Virginia led by five early, 12-7, but the the teams played within a two-point margin for the rest of the first half. The Cavaliers entered the locker room with a 27-26 edge.

UVa opened the second half with a 12-3 run to push its lead to double digits. The `Hoos led by as many as 20 points, 66-46 with 5:57 to go, but the Hurricanes stormed back. Miami closed the gap to nine points, 69-60 with 1:41 to go on a three-pointer by Maurita Reid. UVa scored the game’s final four points to seal the win.

Freshman Monica Wright (Woodbridge, Va.) led Virginia with 20 points and nine rebounds. Senior Siedah Williams (Cleveland, Ohio) followed with 12 points and 10 boards, notching her fourth double-double of the season (eight of her career). Junior Sharneé Zoll (Marlboro, N.J.) also netted a double-double, scoring 11 points and dishing out 10 assists. The double-double is her third this season (seventh of her career), while it’s the second time this season (fifth in her career) that Zoll’s had double-digit assists. Sophomore Lyndra Littles (Washington, D.C.) rounded out the UVa scoring with 10 points.

Albrey Grimsley led Miami with 19 points. Reid followed with 11 points and a team-high 11 rebounds. Renee Taylor finished with 10 points.

Overall, Virginia out-rebounded Miami, 41-38. The Cavaliers shot 65 percent (17-26) in the second half, finishing at 47 percent (28-60) for the game.

Virginia hosts North Florida on Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. at JPJA in the last non-conference game of the season.


			1	2	-	FinalMiami (10-14, 1-8 ACC)	26	34	-	60Virginia (13-10, 3-6)	27	46 	-	73
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