Virginia Stifles High Point, Earns 67-41 Victory
CHARLOTTESVILLE – The Virginia women’s basketball team won its third-consecutive game, 67-41, over High Point on Wednesday (Nov. 16) at John Paul Jones Arena. Senior guard Ariana Moorer (Woodbridge, Va.) was the game’s high-scorer as she finished with 14 points and six rebounds.
Sophomore forward Jazmin Pitts (Mosely, Va.) scored in double figures for the third-straight game, chipping in 13 points and grabbing four boards.
Through three contests of 2011-12, Virginia’s opponents are averaging just 42.3 points per game.
The Cavaliers (3-0) got off to a sluggish start, falling into a 5-0 hole to the Panthers early. Trailing 9-4 later in the first half, the Cavaliers capped a 5-0 run and tied the score at 9-9 on a steal and lay-up in transition by China Crosby (New York, N.Y.). Virginia did not stop there and eventually extended the run to 13-0 and took a 17-9 lead on two free throws by Moorer.
After a jumper by Panther guard Taylor Wimbish at the 7:54 mark that made the score 17-11, Virginia scored nine unanswered points to take a commanding 26-11 lead.
Virginia continued to stifle High Point with its defense and limited the Panthers to 15 first-half points. UVa led 30-15 at the break.
The Cavaliers used a balanced attack in the second half and continued to pull away from High Point for the 67-41 win.
Virginia out-rebounded High Point, 50-33, and has now out-rebounded each of its three opponents in 2011-12.
In 14 minutes of action, junior Telia McCall (Marietta, Ga.) scored eight points and had seven rebounds.
The Cavaliers posted 17 steals, forced 26 High Point turnovers and scored 26 points off of those turnovers. The UVa bench came up big again, racking up 35 points, and Virginia held a 40-16 advantage in points in the paint.
High Point (1-1), coached by former Virginia assistant Jennifer Hoover, was led by Brown’s 11 points and Cheyenne Parker’s 10 points and nine rebounds.
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.