February 1, 2009
Lyndra Littles had 17 points, while Kristen London had a career high 15 points, as the Cavalier women's basketball team trounced Longwood on Sunday afternoon, 88-50. Virginia improves to 18-4 on the season with the victory.
Virginia got out to a hot start in the first half, going on an early 9-0 run to go up 19-10. The Cavaliers didn't let up, going on a 17-2 run to end the first half, as Virginia went into the locker room at halftime with a 55-25 lead. Littles and Monica Wright each had 13 points in the first half and Debbie Ryan got 22 points from her bench in the frame.
The second half proved to be more of the same, as Virginia opened up a 43 point lead halfway through the second half. London scored nine of her 15 points in the final half of the game, and finished the day 3-4 from beyond the arc. The Cavaliers were also able to capitalize on several Lancer mistakes, scoring 28 points off of 20 Longwood turnovers.
In addition to Littles and London, two other Cavaliers finished the day in double figures. Wright and Ariana Moorer both had 13 points in the contest. Aisha Mohammed led Virginia with nine rebounds. Becky Fernandes led Longwood with 14 points.
The Cavaliers return to ACC action on Thursday, as they welcome conference foe Duke to John Paul Jones Arena. Tip off for that match up is set for 7:00.