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MONTREAL, CanadaFive players scored in double figures and Virginia outscored St. Lawrence College 60-24 in the second half on the way to a 107-60 victory over the Vikings in an exhibition game played at Concordia University on Saturday (Aug. 30). The game was the first of three exhibition games for UVa in Montreal this weekend.

Freshman Sylven Landesberg scored 18 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and had four assists, and junior Calvin Baker added 18 points and three assists to lead the Cavaliers.

Virginia led St. Lawrence 38-35 with just under three minutes left in the first half before finishing the half on a 9-1 run. Baker scored five points in the run that gave the Cavaliers a 47-36 halftime lead. UVa then outscored St. Lawrence by 36 points in the second half.

Sophomore Mike Scott added 13 points and six rebounds, sophomore Jeff Jones scored 11 points, and junior Jerome Meyinsse scored 11 points and grabbed seven rebounds for the Cavaliers.

UVa shot 55.7 percent (44-79) from the field and out-rebounded the Vikings 44-32. The Cavaliers also forced 34 St. Lawrence turnovers.

“The margin of victory was large and we have to evaluate why,” Virginia head coach Dave Leitao said. “I think partially because we got rid of yesterday’s travel as the game wore on and got a little bit more in sync. We wore them down physically and obviously there was a talent differential.

“Overall, I think we did a little bit more what I wanted us to do, which is push the basketball and defend with some pressure. Calvin did a good job and obviously Sylven, with 18 points and 13 rebounds, showed his versatility and that told me he’s a basketball player. He’s got to continue to use this as an opportunity to get better.”

Mathieu Riendeau scored 17 points to lead St. Lawrence. Remy Simpson added 14 points and Ross Carter scored 10. St. Lawrence College is located in Kingston, Ontario.

Virginia is scheduled to play its second exhibition game of the trip against Concordia University Saturday afternoon.

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