Nov. 18, 2005
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The University of Virginia women's basketball team rolled to a 66-53 win over George Washington on Friday at the Charles E. Smith Center.
"Our team was very ready to play," said coach Debbie Ryan.
In the first half, Virginia jumped out a 5-0 lead. The Colonials then went on a 6-0 run to come within one, 11-10. UVa never let GW lead and pulled ahead by 13 at the break, 36-23.
In the second half, UVa continued to pull ahead by as many as 22 points, 51-29. GW fought back, coming within 13 at the end.
Senior Tiffany Sardin (Chicago, Ill.) paced the Cavaliers with her first career double-double of 14 points and a career-high 12 rebounds. Sophomore Takisha Granberry (Charlotte, N.C.) added 14 points and eight boards, while junior Siedah Williams (Cleveland, Ohio) had 13 points. Sophomore Sharnee Zoll (Marlboro, N.J.) chipped in 11 points and and a career-high eight assists.
"Tiffany was just a beast out there," Ryan added. "She controlled us offensively and defensively. She helped the younger player and provided great leadership."
For the Colonials, Kimberly Beck led with 13 points, and Sarah-Jo Lawrence added 10.
Overall, UVa out-rebounded GW, 43-34. The Cavaliers shot 41 percent from the field and 78 percent from the line.
Virginia returns to University Hall on Sunday, Nov. 20 for its home opener with Wright State at 2 p.m.
1 2 - Final Virginia (1-0) 36 30 - 66 George Washington (0-1) 23 30 - 53
Successful Season Ends on Excruciating NoteMen's Basketball3/19/17Virginia's fourth consecutive appearance in the NCAA tournament ended with a 65-39 second-round loss to Florida in Orlando, Fla.'Hoos Hoping For Another Boost From ThompsonMen's Basketball3/18/17In his first start since Dec. 31, Darius Thompson played a team-high 34 minutes Thursday in Virginia's win over UNCW in the NCAA tournament's first round.Kraus Continues Family Tradition at UVAMen's Lacrosse3/17/17First there was Steve Kraus, and then Andy Kraus, and now Michael Kraus in the UVA lacrosse program. Michael, a freshman, is Virginia's second-leading scorer.
Director of News Content
A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
Virginia's Season Ends in the WNIT Second Round
W. Basketball | 3/19/2017
The Cavaliers fell 61-55 at James Madison on Sunday. Senior Breyana Mason scored 19 points in her...
Virginia Plays at JMU in WNIT Second-Round
W. Basketball | 3/18/2017
The Virginia women's basketball team plays at James Madison on Sunday, March 19 at 2 p.m. in the ...
Virginia Downs Saint Joseph's 62-56 in WNIT First-Round
W. Basketball | 3/17/2017
Jocelyn Willoughby scored a career-high 25 points to send the Cavaliers to the second round. UVA ...
Dominique Toussaint Suspended for Friday's Game
W. Basketball | 3/17/2017
Freshman guard Dominique Toussaint will miss Friday's WNIT game at Saint Joseph's.
Virginia Opens WNIT Friday at Saint Joseph's
W. Basketball | 3/16/2017
The Virginia women's basketball team plays at Saint Joseph's in the first round of the WNIT on...
Virginia Earns Automatic Bid to the WNIT
W. Basketball | 3/13/2017
The Virginia women's basketball team will play at Saint Joseph's on Friday in the first round of ...
Jeff White: 'Hoos Hoping for Good News Monday
W. Basketball | 03/11/2017
The field for the NCAA women's basketball tournament will be announced Monday night, and Virginia...
Toussaint, Willoughby Named to ACC Coaches All-Freshman Team
W. Basketball | 03/06/2017
Virginia women’s basketball guards Jocelyn Willoughby (East Orange, N.J.) and Dominique...
- Online Stores