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Cavalier Women Hand Hokies Fifth Straight Loss

By: Marc Davis Email
By: Marc Davis Email

January 21, 2009

The Cavalier women's basketball team had its nine game winning streak snapped on Friday, but took the right steps towards starting a new one on Wednesday night, topping Virginia Tech, 75-69, in Blacksburg. The win improves Virginia's record to 15-3, 2-1 in the ACC.

The two teams battled through the first half, but Virginia was able to go on a run late in the frame and took a 38-28 lead into halftime. The Hokies made it interesting in the second half, as the game was tied at 69 in the final two minutes, but Virginia ended the game on a 6-0 run to clinch the win. It marks their fourth straight victory against their arch rivals, and seventh victory in the last nine meetings.

Lyndra Littles paced Virginia with a game high 28 points, while Monica Wright added 23. Aisha Mohammed chipped in 12 points and eight rebounds.

Virginia returns home on Friday for another ACC contest, as the Florida State Seminoles visit John Paul Jones Arena. Tip off is set for 7:00. Click on the above video link for highlights of tonight's game.


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