Women's Basketball Falls at Virginia

Women's Basketball Falls at Virginia

Feb. 4, 2007

Final Stats

Charlottesville, Va. – The University of Virginia women’s basketball team used a commanding second half to overtake the University of Miami, 73-60, at John Paul Jones Arena on Sunday afternoon.

The Cavaliers (13-10, 3-6 ACC) shot 65.4 percent in the second half to extend their 27-26 halftime advantage to as many as 20 points.

Amy Audibert (Niagara Falls, Ontario) scored Miami’s (10-14, 1-8 ACC) first seven points of the game to tie her season high and push the Hurricanes to the early 7-4 lead. A pair of three-pointers from Virginia’s Brenna McGuire sparked an 8-0 run as the Cavaliers took the 16-14 edge. But 11 first-half points on 5 of 7 shooting from Miami’s Albrey Grimsley (Fort Pierce, Fla.), including a three-pointer with 1:05 remaining in the opening half, gave the Hurricanes the 26-25 lead. However, Virginia’s Siedah Williams scored to give the Cavs the 27-26 advantage at the break.

Virginia came out strong in the second half, outscoring Miami 15-3 to take the commanding 44-31 lead with 15:29 left to play. The Cavs extended their lead to 19 points, up 60-41, on a three-point play by Abby Roberston. But the `Canes responded with a Maurita Reid (Queens, N.Y.) three-pointer and Miami rallied with an eight-point run to tighten their deficit to 12 points on a pair of Charmaine Clark (Hinesville, Ga.) free throws. Reid hit another pair of treys to bring Miami within single figures, 69-60, with 1:21 to go. But Virginia used a pair of Britnee Millner free throws and a Millner basket with 38.4 seconds remaining to seal the 73-60 win for the Cavs.

Grimsley paced Miami with 19 points – just one point shy of her career high, and added three assists, three rebounds and a pair of steals. Reid finished with her third double-double of the season with 11 points and a game-high 11 boards, while also dishing out a team-high four assists and grabbing a game-high four steals. Renee Taylor (Harlem, N.Y.) added 10 points for the Hurricanes.

Four Cavaliers finished in double figures, including a game-high 20 points from Monica Wright. Williams added a double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds.

The Hurricanes return home to the BankUnited Center to take on Wake Forest (9-13, 0-8 ACC) on Thursday, February 8 at 7 p.m.