CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia women’s basketball team (6-0, 1-0 ACC) picked up a 62-41 victory against Campbell (3-2, 0-0 Big South) on Wednesday (Nov. 23) at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Va.
The Cavaliers led 22-18 after a low-scoring first half, but exploded for 40 points after the break.
Camryn Taylor led the team with 13 points. London Clarkson scored 10. McKenna Dale grabbed eight rebounds.
This is the first 6-0 start for the team since the 1997-98 season.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Campbell closed out a low-scoring first quarter by hitting a three-pointer in the final seconds to take a 12-10 lead. The teams were tied at 14 for almost four minutes before both offenses ignited. Back-to-back layups from Clarkson closed out the half and gave UVA a 22-18 advantage at the break.
Taylor opened the second half with a layup to give UVA a 24-18 lead, but Campbell scored five straight, including hitting their third three-pointer of the game, to pull back to within a point, but Mir McLean answered with four-straight points to start a 10-0 run for the Cavaliers, building up a 34-23 advantage.
The Cavaliers mounted an 11-0 run in the fourth quarter, fueled by a pair of treys from Sam Brunelle, to take a 52-35 lead heading into the final five minutes of play. UVA outscored the Camels 21-8 in the final period.
- Virginia shot 37.7 percent for the game (23-of-61) while Campbell was 15-of-47 (31.9 Percent)
- Virginia held a 43-31 edge in rebounding
- McKenna Dale’s eight rebounds were the most she has had in her two seasons with the Cavaliers
- London Clarkson was 5-of-6 shooting from the field
- Virginia was 11-of-13 from the free-throw line in the third quarter
- The six-straight victories are the longest win streak for the team since winning eight in a row during the 2017-18 season (Dec. 17- Jan. 11)
FROM HEAD COACH AMAKA AGUGUA-HAMILTON
“First of all, it feels great to be 6-0. That’s an accomplishment in itself. I thought tonight, we grew on the defensive side of the ball. That was something that we’ve been working on and I think our communication and attention to detail on that side of the ball was a lot better. Offensively, I think we’re going to continue to get better, especially when we can have a little bit more time in between games to work on ourselves, but I was pleased defensively and also that we came up with a win.”
ON THE HORIZON
- Virginia hosts the Cavalier Classic tournament Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 26-27, facing Minnesota and East Carolina. UVA plays at 2 p.m. both days, with Liberty anchoring 5 p.m. games on both days
Highlights vs Campbell