CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- When Felicia Aiyeotan went down with a knee injury, Virginia lost a big body in the middle. Lisa Jablonowski has helped soften the blow.
In six games without Aiyeotan, Jablonowski is averaging 7.5 points and 8.17 rebounds per game, including a career high 13 rebounds against American. The junior recorded her first career double-double against Radford.
"Honestly, its not that much different because I as a player," Jablonowski said, "I'm trying to get my rebounds whether Fe's in the game or she's not in the game. I'm trying to help my team as much as possible whether she's in the game or she's not in the game."
For the last three games, the Cavaliers have been forced to play with a seven-player rotation. Tina Thompson knows it will take efforts like this for the Cavaliers to continue to be competitive.
"Usually we have Fe who's down there posting and its an easy look for us," Jablonowski added. "I definitely have to work harder, but I wouldn't say that I approach the game differently just because Fe's not in the game."