Women’s basketball beats North Carolina A&T, 67-57

Toussaint scores 18 points for Cavaliers

Junior guard Dominique Toussaint had a game-high 18 points and nine rebounds against North Carolina AT&T Tuesday. Courtesy Virginia Athletics

The Virginia women’s basketball team won 67-57 at home against North Carolina A&T Tuesday.

Junior guard Dominique Toussaint had a game-high 18 points and nine rebounds to lead the Cavaliers (2-2) past the Aggies (1-3).

Virginia welcomed about 7,748 students, teachers and chaperones from the local area to John Paul Jones Arena for the game as part of the second annual Field Trip Day.

The Cavaliers led 17-5 at the end of the first quarter after a 12-2 run, as North Carolina A&T missed 11 straight shots. Junior forward Lisa Jablonowski scored all five of her points off the bench in the first quarter.

The Aggies narrowed their deficit in the second quarter, however, entering the second half only down 34-27. With 2:31 to go in the third quarter, North Carolina A&T junior guard C’coriea Foy hit a three-pointer to cut the Virginia lead to three points, 41-38.

Three-pointers from junior small forward Jocelyn Willoughby and sophomore guard Khyasia Caldwell in the fourth quarter helped seal the game for Virginia.

Willoughby had her second straight 14-point game, good for second on the Cavaliers. She also added six rebounds and three assists. Sophomore guard Brianna Tinsley also reached double figures in scoring with a season-high 10 points.

This upcoming weekend, Virginia will host the Cavalier Classic Tournament, facing off against Central Michigan at 2 p.m. Saturday, and Saint Louis at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Chattanooga will also participate in the tournament.

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