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CHARLOTTESVILLE No. 21 Virginia women’s basketball defeated Boston College on Senior Night, 90-70, Sunday at John Paul Jones Arena. The Cavaliers were led by Lyndra Littles and Monica Wright with 27 points apiece.

It was Senior Night at JPJA, and seniors Littles, Kristen London, Britnee Millner and Aisha Mohammed were honored prior to tip-off. London finished with nine points, including three 3-pointers, while Mohammed contributed 10 points and six rebounds. Millner, meanwhile, finished with six points.

Virginia finished the home portion of its schedule with an impressive 15-2 record.

Virginia (21-7, 7-5 ACC) built a 10-point lead midway through the first half, 21-11, on an old-fashioned 3-point play by Lyndra Littles with 9:57 left. Boston College came back and tied the score, 28-28, on a fast break lay-up by Ayla Brown with 2:50 left in the half and built a five-point lead in the waning minutes.

A 3-pointer by Ariana Moorer at the buzzer, however, pulled UVa back to within two points, 37-35, at the break.

In the second half, Virginia struggled from the field in the opening minutes, but found its offensive rhythm with a fast-break lay-up by Aisha Mohammed with 18:09 left. The teams exchanged baskets for the next several minutes until Virginia used a 13-1 run to take a commanding 61-48 lead with less than 10 minutes to play.

That second-half run proved to be the difference in the game as Virginia won by a final score of 90-70.

Carolyn Swords led Boston College (18-9, 6-6 ACC) with 31 points and 10 rebounds.

Up next, Virginia concludes the regular-season with two road games: Tuesday, Feb. 24 at Florida State (6:30 p.m., RSN) and Sunday, March 1 at Georgia Tech (1 p.m., RSN).

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