Dec. 21, 2004
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The University of Virginia women's basketball team won its third straight game with a 84-50 win over St. Francis (Pa.) on Tuesday at University Hall.
UVa improved 7-3 overall, while the Red Flash fell to 2-6.
In the first half, the Cavaliers bolted out to 12-2 advantage. Sophomore Brenna McGuire (Winchester, Mass.) nailed three treys in the opening four minutes of action. SFU came within four points, 18-14, but that's as close as it would get. UVA closed out the stanza with a 14-4 run and took a 20-point lead into the locker room, 50-30.
"We had a nice (offensive) punch at the end of the first half," UVa head coach Debbie Ryan. "It was crucial to get ahead by 20 points and put the game out of reach. It was good to see the team with a hungry attitude."
In the second half, UVa continued to build upon its lead, holding St. Francis to just 20 points in the half.
Senior Brandi Teamer (Joliet, Ill.) led five Cavaliers in double-digit scoring with 18 points. McGuire finished with a career-high 16 points, including tying her career high with five treys. Senior Jocelyn Logan-Friend's (Cheverly, Md.) added 11 points, while sophomore Siedah Williams (Cleveland, Ohio) came off the bench for a season-high 11 points. Freshman Takisha Granberry (Charlotte, N.C.) added a season-high 10 points.
SFU's Beth Swink netted a game-high 27 points. Christin Black added 14 points.
Overall, Virginia out-rebounded SFU, 33-28. UVa forced 31 turnovers while committing 14. The 34-point win is UVa's biggest since a 35-point win over Radford last season (70-35, Jan. 7, 2004).
Virginia continues its five-game home stand by hosting its own Marriott Cavalier Classic on Dec. 28-29. In first round action, American tangles with James Madison at 4:30 p.m., followed by Albany at Virginia at 7 p.m. On the second day, the Third Place Game will tip at 4:30 p.m. with the Championship to follow at 7 p.m. All games will be played in University Hall.
1 2 - Final St. Francis (2-6) 30 20 - 50 Virginia (7-3) 50 34 - 84
Success Won't Change Cavaliers' MentalityMen's Basketball10/27/16Virginia, which reached the NCAA tournament's Elite Eight in 2015-16, was picked to finish third in the ACC this season.Morse Making Seamless Transition at UVAWomen's Soccer10/26/16Midfielder Zoe Morse has played the most of any freshman for No. 8 Virginia, which closes the regular season Thursday night at Louisville.Ellis Thrilled to Back in CoachingWrestling10/24/16The newest member of the Virginia wrestling team's coaching staff is assistant Mark Ellis, who won an NCAA title as a heavyweight at Missouri.
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.
ACC Women’s Basketball Preseason Poll Announced
W. Basketball | 10/12/2016
The Virginia women’s basketball team has been predicted to finish 10th in the official 2016...
Jeff White: Newcomers Expand Boyle's Options
W. Basketball | 10/5/2016
Practice officially began Tuesday for the Cavaliers, who open the season Nov. 11 against Middle...
Meet the Teams Day Set for Oct. 23
W. Basketball | 10/4/2016
The annual Meet the Teams Day with the men's and women's basketball teams will be held on Oct. 23...
UVA Women's Basketball Single-Game Tickets On Sale
W. Basketball | 10/3/2016
Buy Tickets | Single-game tickets and Sunday Family Packages for Virginia women's basketball home...
ACC Releases Virginia's 2016-17 Women's Basketball Schedule
W. Basketball | 9/15/2016
The Cavaliers open the 2016-17 season at home on November 11, hosting Middle Tennessee State.
Virginia Women’s Basketball 2016-17 Season Tickets On ...
W. Basketball | 8/1/2016
Season tickets for the 2016-17 Virginia women’s basketball season are on sale now.
Jeff White: Moses Seizes Chance to Broaden Horizons
W. Basketball | 07/29/2016
Virginia's top returning post player, junior forward Lauren Moses, has had an eventful summer...
Andrew Landers Named Video Coordinator
W. Basketball | 07/08/2016
Andrew Landers joins the Virgina women's basketball staff as the video coordinator.
- Online Stores