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CHARLOTTESVILLE – The Boston College women’s basketball team defeated Virginia, 73-50, Sunday afternoon at John Paul Jones Arena. The Cavaliers were led by Ariana Moorer (Woodbridge, Va.), who scored 11 points and grabbed five rebounds.

The win improved BC’s record to 18-9 overall and 5-7 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Virginia’s record dropped to 15-13 overall and 4-8 in league play.

Boston College quickly built a 20-0 lead, holding the Cavaliers scoreless for the first 9:41 of the contest. Virginia trailed 40-19 at halftime.

In the second half, Virginia never got closer than 19 points.

Boston College shot 28-for-59 from the field (48 percent) and connected on 9-of-17 3-pointers (53 percent). By comparison, Virginia shot 29 percent from the field (20-for-71) and was 0-12 from behind the 3-point line.

Carolyn Swords led the Eagles with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Kerri Shields connected on five treys and scored 17 points.

Freshman Ataira Franklin (Bowie, Md.) and sophomore Telia McCall (Marietta, Ga.) chipped in 10 points apiece for UVa.

The Cavaliers were out-rebounded, 51-36.

The Eagles’ victory snapped a streak of five-consecutive Virginia victories in the series.

Virginia hosts No. 7 Duke on Thursday (Feb. 24) at 7 p.m.

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