Brianna Tinsley scored a career-high 16 points and Mone Jones grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds as the Cavalirs fell 4-61 to the Chippewas. UVA faces Saint Louis on Sunday at 3:30 in the Cavalier Classic finale.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia women’s basketball team (2-3) fell 74-61 to Central Michigan (4-1, 0-0 MAC) on Saturday (Nov. 24) at John Paul Jones Arena in the opening game of the Cavalier Classic Tournament, presented by DoubleTree by Hilton of Charlottesville.
Sophomore guard Brianna Tinsley (Madison, Va.) scored a career-high 16 points, including going 4-of-7 from three-point range. Senior forward Mone Jones (Durham, N.C.) grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds, scoring eight points. Central Michigan’s Presley Hudson led all scorers with 22 points, scoring 19 in the second half. Central Michigan shot 51.9 percent (28-of-54) while the Cavaliers were 22-of-66 (33.3 percent). The Chippewas held a 38-32 edge in rebounding
HOW IT HAPPENED
Central Michigan went on a 12-0 run in the first quarter, building up a 36-21 halftime lead. The Cavaliers trailed by as many as 28 points in the game, but outscored Central Michigan 27-16 in the fourth quarter to cut into that deficit.
- Junior center Felicia Aiyeotan (Lagos, Nigeria) missed the game with a knee injury. Her status is day-to-day
- Junior Shakyna Payne (Acworth, Ga.) made her first career start
- Payne grabbed a career-high seven rebounds
- Junior forward Lisa Jablonowski (Ernster, Luxembourg) started the second half
- Jablonowski blocked a career-high three shots while also grabbing five rebounds
- Central Michigan had a stretch in the first quarter where it made 9-of-11 field goal attempts. The Cavaliers were 1-of-10 in that same span
- The Cavaliers had a span in the fourth quarter where they made five of six field goal attempts, including an and-one from junior guard Dominique Toussaint (Staten Island, N.Y.) followed by three from junior guard Jocelyn Willoughby (East Orange, N.J.), Tinsley and sophomore guard Khyasia Caldwell (Pocono Summit, Pa.)
- Virginia outscored CMU 17-7 to start the fourth quarter
- Virginia made more three-point shots (12) than two-point shots (10). UVA was 22-of-33 (36.4 percent) from three point range
- Central Michigan outscored Virginia 36-16 in the paint
- It was the first time this season the Cavaliers were outrebounded in a game
- The Cavalier Classic concludes on Sunday. Central Michigan will play Chattanooga at 1 p.m., while Virginia faces Saint Louis at 3:30.
- New this year for all regular-season home games, available reserved single-game tickets can be purchased for $8 in advance, online and via mobile devices, or for $10 at the John Paul Jones ticket office on game day. General admission single-game tickets are $5 in advance, online and via mobile devices or $8 at the John Paul Jones ticket office on game day. Courtside seats are $15