No. 22 Virginia Falls To No. 24 Texas, 79-53
HONOLULU – Virginia lost its first game this season, 79-53, to No. 24 Texas Friday (Nov. 25) at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Rainbow Wahine Showdown in Honolulu, Hawaii. With the loss, Virginia’s record went to 4-1 on the season, while Texas improved to 3-1.
Senior guard Ariana Moorer (Woodbridge, Va.) led the Cavaliers with 17 points, while junior guard China Crosby (New York, N.Y.) also scored in double figures with 12 points.
Texas broke a 6-6 tie with a 3-pointer by Ashleigh Fontenette at the 17:24 mark of the first half that sparked an 18-3 run by the Longhorns. Texas led, 24-9, after a lay-up in transition by Fontenette with 9:18 left in the half.
At halftime, Texas had extended its lead to 43-25.
In the second half, Virginia got no closer than 18 points as the Longhorns held on for the 79-53 victory.
Virginia shot 18-of-53 from the field (.340), 3-of-13 from behind the 3-point line (.231) and 14-of-28 from the free throw line (.500).
Texas was led by Chassidy Fussell’s team-high 30 points. Fontenette finished with 11 points.
Virginia continues action at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Rainbow Wahine Showdown Saturday when it faces host Hawaii. Tip-off is 7 p.m. ET.