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BLACKSBURG, Va. Virginia defeated Virginia Tech, 62-53, on the road Sunday at Cassell Coliseum. Sharne Zoll registered her first career double-double with 11 assists and 12 points, while Monica Wright led all scorers with 21 points for Virginia.

The Cavaliers (19-7, 7-3 ACC) battled back from a seven-point halftime deficit for the win. Lyndra Littles chipped in 15 points and 11 rebounds for her third double-double of the year.

The first half was a low-scoring affair, but the Hokies took advantage of an eight-minute scoring drought by the Cavaliers and ended the half on a 15-1 run. Virginia Tech took a 25-18 lead into the locker room.

The Hokies increased their lead in the opening minutes of the second half, pulling ahead by 11, 34-23, after a layup by Amber Hall.

The Cavaliers began a comeback moments later and eventually tied the score at 36-36 on back-to-back 3-pointers by Paulisha Kellum. The teams traded baskets on the ensuing possessions and UVa got its first lead of the second half, 40-38, on a fast break layup by Wright that was assisted by Zoll.

Later in the second half with Virginia clinging to a one-point lead, 49-48, Zoll converted a three-point play in transition to put UVa up, 52-48. The Cavaliers never trailed again.

Virginia Tech (14-12, 1-10 ACC) was led by Utahya Drye with 16 points and Brittany Cook with 14 points.

The game was streamed live on ACC Select and an archived broadcast is available.

Up next for Virginia is a home contest against Clemson on Thursday, Feb. 21 at John Paul Jones Arena.

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