Cavaliers Fall to Georgia as Wright Notches 2,000th Career Point

By: Marc Davis Email
By: Marc Davis Email

December 20, 2009

The Cavalier women's basketball team picked things back up on Sunday after a 12 day break for final exams. Virginia went down to Georgia in hopes of handing the Bulldogs their first loss, but returned on the losing end of a 69-53 score.

Virginia jumped out to a 9-2 lead, but would trail at halftime, 36-22. Georgia would open the second half on a 7-0 run to widen the gap further and pull away for the big win. Their record improves to 10-0 with the victory, while the Cavaliers saw their record fall to 7-3.

Monica Wright led the Cavaliers with 21 points in the loss and was the only Virginia player to reach double figures in scoring. She surpassed the 2,000 point mark with the performance and becomes just the third player in Cavalier history to reach that plateau. Wright also is just the 19th player in the history of ACC women's basketball to score 2,000 points.

Virginia is back in action next Monday when the Cavaliers open up the Marriot Cavalier Classic. They'll play host to Samford on Monday, December 28, at 7:00 pm.

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