'Hoos send kids home happy on Field Trip Day

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- The Virginia women's basketball team sent the thousands of screaming elementary school students in the stands home happy on Tuesday.

Dominique Toussiant scored eight of her game-high 18 points in the fourth quarter, as the Cavaliers beat North Carolina A&T 67-57 on "Field Trip Day" at John Paul Jones Arena. The crowd included close to 8,000 students, teachers and chaperones from schools in Charlottesville, Albemarle County and Fluvanna County.

With the win, the Wahoos improved to 2-2 on the season, and gave first-year head coach Tina Thompson her first home win at UVA.

Toussaint finished the game 5-of-11 from the floor, including 4-of-6 shooting from beyond the three-point line. She also led the Cavaliers with nine rebounds. Jocelyn Willoughby (14 points) and Bri Tinsley (10 points) also scored in double figures for UVA.

Center Felicia Aieyotan played just nine minutes for the Cavaliers because of a first-half knee injury. She finished the first half on the bench with ice on her right knee, then was wearing a brace on the knee in the second half but did not re-enter the game. Thompson did not have an update on Aieyotan after the game.

Alabama transfer C'coriea Foy finished with 16 points and seven rebounds for the Aggies (1-3), who rallied from a 12-point deficit after one quarter to get as close a three points in the second half, but never led on Tuesday.



 
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