Jocelyn Willoughby and Dominique Toussaint both had double-doubles while Lisa Jablonowski had career highs in points and rebounds as UVA fell to Saint Louis in the final game of the Cavalier Classic Tournament.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia women’s basketball team (2-4) fell 67-65 to Saint Louis (2-4, 0-0 A10) on Sunday (Nov. 25) at John Paul Jones Arena in the final game of the Cavalier Classic Tournament, presented by DoubleTree by Hilton of Charlottesville.
The Cavaliers had two junior guards finish the game with double-doubles. Jocelyn Willoughby (East Orange, N.J.) scored 11 points with 13 rebounds while Dominique Toussaint (Staten Island, N.Y.) scored 10 points with 10 assists. Jordyn Frantz led the Billikens with 18 points. Saint Louis shot 41.7 percent (25-of-60) while the Cavaliers went 24-of-62 (38.7 percent). Virginia outrebounded Saint Louis 44-36.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Saint Louis led 40-29 at halftime and led by as many as 12 points in the second half, but the Cavaliers chipped away at the lead, outscoring the Billikens 18-11 in the third period. Virginia took its first lead of the game, 53-52, on a layup from junior forward Lisa Jablonowski (Ernster, Luxembourg) with 6:40 remaining in the game. A three-pointer from freshman Erica Martinsen (Clarence, N.Y.) and a pair of jumpers from Toussaint helped the Cavaliers build up a 63-56 advantage. Virginia led by seven with 3:09 remaining, but the Billikens, who had been outscored 16-9 in the period, scored the final nine points of the game, tying the contest on a jumper in the paint with 1:08 remaining before Ciaja Harbison scored the go-ahead basket with 12.3 seconds remaining.
- The first half was a three-point shooting contest between the two teams with Saint Louis going 8-of-18 (44.4 percent) from long range and the Cavaliers 5-of-17 (29.4 percent)
- Jocelyn Willoughby and Dominique Toussaint had the first double-doubles of the season for a Cavalier player
- Toussaint had a career-high 10 assists. It was the first time a Cavalier had double-digit assists in a game since Aliyah Huland El had 10 against Coppin State on Nov. 13, 2016
- Toussaint scored 10 points to go with her 10 assists, giving her the first double-double of her career. She also grabbed seven rebounds
- Willoughby’s double-double was the fifth of her career
- Junior Lisa Jablonowski (Ernster, Luxembourg) had her first start of the season
- Jablonowski scored a career-high 13 points with a career-high nine rebounds
- Erica Martinsen led the team in scoring for the second time this season. She had 15 points, going 5-of-9 from three-point range
- Junior center Felicia Aiyeotan (Lagos, Nigeria) missed the game with a knee injury. Her status is day-to-day
- Virginia will play at Michigan State on Wednesday, Nov. 28 in the 2018 ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The game tips at 7 p.m. Virginia’s next home game is on Sunday, Dec. 2 when the Cavaliers take on Coppin State at 2 p.m.
- 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