Women’s basketball loses to Radford

Jablonowski records first career double-double as Cavaliers fall at home

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Junior forward Lisa Jablonowski earned her first career double-double against Radford with 11 points and 11 rebounds.

Courtesy Virginia Athletics

The Virginia women’s basketball team lost 57-44 at home to Radford Saturday afternoon.

The Cavaliers (4-6)  trailed 35-16 at halftime, before going on a 11-0 run in the third quarter to narrow the Highlanders’ (4-3) lead.

Junior forward Lisa Jablonowski earned her first career double-double against Radford with 11 points and 11 rebounds. Junior forward Jocelyn Willoughby posted her third double-double of the season with 10 points and 10 rebounds. However, Willoughby shot 3-15 from the field. 

Virginia only trailed by two points, 14-12, at the end of the first quarter. However, Radford opened the second quarter on a 10-2 run to pull away from the Cavaliers. 

The Cavaliers managed to cut Radford’s lead to 10 points — the score was 45-35 at the end of the third quarter. However, the Highlanders were able to hang on in the fourth to win by 13. 

Virginia shot only 24.6 percent from the field against Radford. Junior guard Dominique Toussaint made only one of 10 field goals, while sophomore guard Brianna Tinsley made two of 14. Tinsley also led the Cavaliers in turnovers with four. 

Junior center Felicia Aiyeotan remained out with an injury for Virginia, but the Cavaliers still outrebounded Radford 42-39.

The Cavaliers will not play again until Dec. 20 against Alabama, then Dec. 21 against South Florida. Both games are part of the Florida Sunshine Classic Tournament, held at Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla., and will tip off at 4 p.m.

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