UVA women's basketball downs UNCW to move to 10-0
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va (CBS19 SPORTS)-- UVA women's basketball moves to 10-0 after a dominant 78-36 win over UNCW.
The Cavaliers started off fast with back to back layups from Mckenna Dale and an and one from London Clarkson to fuel a 17-2 run. Virginia’s defense kept the Seahawks from hitting a field goal in a four-minute span to build up a 17-4 lead and a 19-8 advantage at the end of the opening period.
The Cavaliers scored the first five points of the second quarter, including a three-pointer from Dale, to expand their lead to 24-8. The Seahawks’ offense heated up midway through the period, making four-straight field goals to cut the deficit to 25-20 with 4:39 remaining. A three-pointer from Dale ended the run. An and-one from Cady Pauley followed by another three from Dale capped a 13-2 run that pushed UVA’s lead to 38-22 with 1:02 left in the half.
The Cavaliers opened the second half on a 14-0 run, highlighted by back-to-back three-pointers from Sam Brunelle and Dale. A lay-up from Mir McLean
with 4:05 remaining pushed the Virginia lead out to 30, 52-22. UVA led 58-29 headed into the fourth.
Clarkson opened the final quarter with an and-one. The Cavaliers scored eight points in a 1:20 span midway through the period, including a three-pointer from Pauley, to build up a 40-point lead, 73-33, with 3:50 remaining. The Cavaliers scored the final five points of the game to finish off the 42-point victory.
The Cavaliers hit the road to take on William & Mary on Wednesday, Dec. 7.