Virginia Drops 83-74 Decision to #6 Maryland
Feb. 11, 2007
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia women’s basketball dropped an 83-74 decision to No. 6 Maryland at John Paul Jones Arena on Sunday afternoon before a season-high crowd of 7,107 fans.
The attendance mark, the largest for a women’s basketball game in the arena, also ranks ninth on UVa’s all-time single game attendance list.
With the loss, the Cavaliers fell to 14-11 overall and 3-7 in the ACC, while the Terrapins improved to 24-3 overall and 8-3 in the league.
Maryland opened the game with two quick buckets. The Terps pushed their lead to 14 points, 24-10, following an 8-0 run. Maryland held a 20-point edge at halftime, 47-27.
The Terrapins pushed their lead to 28 points open the second half. UVa came firing back, utilizing a 16-5 run over a five-minute span to cut the lead to 15 points, 70-55 with 8:48 on the clock. Maryland rebounded to go ahead by 20 points again. The Cavaliers closed the game with an 11-0 run to come within nine points for the game’s final score.
Freshman Monica Wright (Woodbridge, Va.) paced UVa with 19 points. Junior Sharneé Zoll (Marlboro, N.J.) followed with 16 points, while sophomore Lyndra Littles (Washington, D.C.) racked up her 12th double-double of the season (17th of her career) with 14 points and a career-high 16 rebounds. With her four assists on the day, Zoll moved into fourth place on Virginia’s career assists list. She now has 507 assists in 89 games.
Crystal Langhorne led Maryland with 19 points and 15 rebounds. Marissa Coleman followed with 18 points and 12 rebounds. Both players reached double-double status in the first half of play. Jade Perry finished with13 points, while Kristi Toliver added 11 points. Shay Doron had 10 points. Laura Harper grabbed 11 rebounds.
Overall, Maryland out-rebounded Virginia, 52-42.
Virginia travels to intra-state rival Virginia Tech on Thursday, Feb. 15 for a 7 p.m. game.
1 2 - Final#6 Maryland (24-3, 8-3) 47 36 - 83Virginia (14-11, 3-7) 27 47 - 74