Central Michigan drops Virginia in Cavalier Classic

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- Central Michigan dominated Virginia in the first half to cruise to a 74-61 win in the first game of the Cavalier Classic.

The Chippewas closed the first quarter leading by 10 points going 11-19 on field goals in the quarter. The Cavaliers closed the final quarter of play outscoring Central Michigan 27-16, but the Chippewas remained in control throughout the game.

Presley Hudson lead the way for Central Michigan scoring 22 points to go along with 6 assists. The Cavaliers were lead by St. Anne's-Belfield alum Bri Tinsley with 16 points with four 3-pointers.

This game was the first time this season the Cavaliers were out-rebounded losing the battle on the boards 38-32. Virginia was without junior center Felicia Aiyeotan, who Coach Tina Thompson said is out "several weeks" with a sprained knee.

Virginia hosts their second game of the Cavalier Classic at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday against Saint Louis.

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