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Cavs derail Lady Friars on road

The Virginia women's basketball team took an early lead and never looked back last night, defeating Providence, 55-38, to improve to 2-0 on the season.

The Cavaliers jumped out to a quick 5-0 lead and for the second straight game went wire-to-wire without trailing.

After the Lady Friars (0-2) drew within one at 5-4, a balanced Cavalier offense reeled off eight straight points as part of a 12-2 run during which five different players scored. Sophomore forward Jazmin Pitts came off the bench and scored a quick lay-up to put the Cavaliers up 17-6 with 12:54 left in the first half. The Cavaliers headed to the locker room at halftime with a commanding 30-18 edge.

Pitts contributed 10 points and eight rebounds off the bench for Virginia.

The Lady Friars closed the lead to seven during the second half after junior guard Symone Roberts drilled a three to make the score 38-31 with 14:08 to play. But Virginia managed to close the game on a 17-7 run to pull out the victory. Overall, Providence shot just 28 percent from the field and 18 percent from three-point range for the game.

-compiled by Daniel Weltz


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