Virginia Wins at Boston College, 67-57
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. Monica Wright scored 21 points, including the 1,000th of her career, to lead the Virginia women’s basketball team to a 67-57 win over Boston College Thursday night. With the win, UVa secured a first-round bye in next week’s ACC Tournament.
Sharne Zoll added 10 assists for Virginia (21-8, 9-4 ACC), and Lyndra Littles scored 16 points.
The Cavaliers fell into an early 5-0 hole before battling back and tying the score on an Aisha Mohammed layup with 16:33 left in the first half. With the score tied later in the half, Virginia used a 13-6 run, capped of by back-to-back baskets by Monica Wright to take a 20-13 lead midway through the half. The Cavaliers finished strong and took advantage of 18 first-half Boston College turnovers to earn a 33-21 halftime lead.
Paulisha Kellum drained a 3-pointer to open the second half, and the Cavaliers never looked back. Although Boston College pulled within two points at the six-minute mark of the second half, the Cavaliers responded with three-straight scores. A three-point play by Monica Wright at 5:09 and a 3-pointer by Kellum at 4:16 put UVa up by 11, 58-47. From there, the lead was never in question again.
The game was streamed live on ACC Select and an archived broadcast is available.
Following tonight’s game is the Cavaliers’ regular-season finale, a home meeting with Georgia Tech on Sunday, March 2. Seniors Sharne Zoll and Tara McKnight will be honored prior to the tip-off, which is scheduled for 2 p.m. The game with the Yellow Jackets will be streamed live on ACC Select.