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Yellow Jackets best Cavs

[caption id="attachment_49228" align="alignleft" width="282" caption="Midway through the second half of last night's game against Georgia Tech, sophomore guard Ataira Franklin knocked down a jumper which brought Virginia within three points of its opponent.


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Team gears up for Georgia Tech

[caption id="attachment_49153" align="alignleft" width="199" caption="Coming off the bench, junior forward Telia McCall played an average of 15.4 minutes per game this season but 26.5 minutes the last five games.


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Ryan receives Virginia Hall call

[caption id="attachment_49150" align="alignleft" width="225" caption="Former Virginia women's basketball coach Debbie Ryan, who led Virginia for 34 years before retiring last year, will be inducted to the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame April 28.


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Cavaliers bounce back to clip Eagles, 69-58

[caption id="attachment_49052" align="alignleft" width="199" caption="Junior guard Lexie Gerson received the night's loudest ovation after her fifth takeaway of the game -and her 70th of the season - sparked a decisive Virginia run against Boston College.


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Squad hosts high-scoring

[caption id="attachment_48920" align="alignleft" width="115" caption="Junior guard Lexie Gerson, recently inserted into the starting lineup, ranks second in the ACC in steals.


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Virginia downs Indiana, 65-49

[caption id="attachment_48769" align="alignleft" width="273" caption="Sophomore guard Ataira Franklin helped the Cavaliers outscore Indiana 38-24 in the second half by pacing the team with 16 points.


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Squad relishes early upset win

[caption id="attachment_48636" align="alignleft" width="202" caption="Former Virginia coach Debbie Ryan and guard Monica Wright were a formidable force, but the current Cavalier team appears equally dangerous.


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Team extends fast start

[caption id="attachment_48560" align="alignleft" width="199" caption="Senior guard Ariana Moorer has recorded double-digit scoring figures during Virginia's last five tilts.


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Boyle, Summitt battle Sunday

Virginia women's basketball coach Joanne Boyle paid close attention this week as the all-time winningest coach in Division I history won a hard-fought game on national television - and she was not watching Duke's Mike Krzyzewski.


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Boyle faces familiar foe

[caption id="attachment_48325" align="alignleft" width="228" caption="Sophomore guard Ataira Franklin ranks third on the team with 18 points through the first two games this season.


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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.


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Virginia mauls Mountaineers

[caption id="attachment_48182" align="alignleft" width="174" caption="Senior forward Chelsea Shine ensured new coach Joanne Boyle's Virginia debut was a victorious one as she finished with 15 points and eight rebounds Friday.


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Virginia faces first foe

The Virginia women's basketball team opens its season at home tonight against Appalachian State in a game which will offer both a snapshot of where it is and a glimpse of what it wants to become. Many pundits have labeled 2011-12 a "transition" or "rebuilding" year for the Cavaliers as coach Joanne Boyle replaces the legendary Debbie Ryan, who led the program for the past 34 years. Although it will take time for a new coaching staff to install its system, Boyle plans to "tweak" her game plan to cater to Virginia's experienced core. The team returns its top four scorers from last season in senior guard Ariana Moorer, sophomore forward Ataira Franklin, senior forward Chelsea Shine and junior guard China Crosby, who alongside leading rebounder junior center Simone Egwu, form a balanced and veteran Cavalier starting lineup. The team's potential is apparent, but so are its shortcomings as it seems to lack a true go-to scorer and depth off the bench.


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Boyle begins Virginia tenure

[caption id="attachment_47968" align="alignleft" width="175" caption="New coach Joanne Boyle spent six successful years revamping California's program and was named the Pac 10's Coach of the Year in 2007.