UVA women's basketball gets first win under Coach Mox
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS)-- After a tough first half the UVA women's basketball team erased a halftime deficit to beat George Washington 85-59, marking the first win under new head coach Amaka Agugua-Hamliton.
Each starter hit double digits on the night with Camryn Taylor leading the team with 22 points and 13 rebounds. Behind Taylor, Kaydan Lawson scored a career-high 18 points with nine rebounds.
The game started as a back-and-forth with 10 lead changes and 12 ties. The Colonials went on an 8-0 run in the second quarter to take the first significant lead of the game, holding a six-point advantage and led by four at the break. Taylor Webster made a jumper to start the second half, pushing George Washington’s lead back to six with 9:18 left in the third. Junior Taylor Valladay tied the game on a free throw with 6:30 remaining in the quarter, the first of three ties in the period. The Cavaliers broke the final tie by scoring the last four points of the quarter to take a 54-50 lead into the final period.
The Cavaliers dominated the final quarter, outscoring George Washington 31-9. Valladay opened the frame by making a three-pointer to push the lead out to seven. An and-one for Sam Brunelle gave the Cavaliers their first double-digit lead, 62-52, with 8:35 remaining. A three-pointer from Lawson with 4:57 remaining ignited an 18-2 run to end the game.