Virginia Hosts High Point On Wednesday
CHARLOTTESVILLE – Virginia will seek its third-consecutive victory when it hosts High Point at John Paul Jones Arena on Wednesday (Nov. 16). Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m., and the game will be broadcast over the airwaves on WINA 1070 AM in the Charlottesville area. Live statistics, as well as live audio through Virginia Sports Online Radio, can be accessed at VirginiaSports.com.
Virginia (2-0) opened the season with back-to-back victories over Appalachian State (80-48) and at Providence (55-38). Senior Chelsea Shine (Wayne, Pa.) and sophomore Jazmin Pitts (Mosely, Va.) are each averaging 11.5 points per game, while Shine has pulled down a team-high 18 boards (9.0 per game) in two contests.
The Cavaliers are averaging 67.5 points per game while holding their opponents to 43.0 points per game. UVa is out-rebounding its opponents, 89-72.
High Point is 1-0 this season after defeating Virginia Commonwealth in its season-opener, 82-67. Senior Shamia Brown scored a career-high 29 points, including 18 in the final 13 minutes, vs. the Rams.
First year head coach Jennifer Hoover was an assistant coach at Virginia from 2003-07. Most recently, she was on Joanne Boyle’s staff at California from 2008-11.
Virginia and High Point have met once during the history of the two programs. Virginia won, 78-48, on Nov. 14, 2008. Then-freshman Ariana Moorer (Woodbridge, Va.) scored 19 points in that contest, and classmate Shine added 10 points and six boards.
Up next, the Cavaliers host Tennessee on Sunday, Nov. 20, at 2 p.m. The Lady Volunteers are ranked No. 3 in both national polls.