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Women's Basketball


All the Wright stuff

Much has been written and said about All-ACC guard Monica Wright, who played her final home game and whose jersey was retired Sunday, but the most meaningful to me came from her mentor and friend, coach Debbie Ryan. "She's taught everyone here about what character really is," Ryan said.


Team looks for win against Duke

[caption id="attachment_33480" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Monica Wright was named this week as one of the top 30 midseason candidates for the Naismith Trophy, which is awarded each season to the top women's basketball player in the nation.


Cavaliers seek sixth straight

[caption id="attachment_33319" align="alignleft" width="177" caption="The Cavaliers were dominant against Longwood last Tuesday, annihilating the Lancers 81-40.


Egwu shines in dominant Virginia win

[caption id="attachment_33208" align="alignleft" width="201" caption="Freshman center Simone Egwu scored 18 points - nearly four times her average 4.9 points per game so far - and grabbed 16 rebounds in the Cavaliers' easy win.

Virginia forward Monica Wright (22) in action against MU.  The Virginia Cavaliers women's basketball team defeated the Monmouth Hawks 71-45 at the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, VA on December 18, 2008.

McCall propels team to two-overtime win

[caption id="attachment_33161" align="alignleft" width="234" caption="Senior guard Monica Wright jumped to third place on the ACC all-time scoring list last night, as she contributed 33 points to the Cavalier victory.


Cavs seek win against Tigers

The No. 24 women's basketball team will face ACC opponent Clemson tonight at the John Paul Jones Arena. The Cavaliers' (15-6, 4-3 ACC) four-game win streak came to a close last Sunday with a 64-57 loss against Wake Forest in Winston-Salem, despite the efforts of freshman guard Lexie Gerson, who scored a career-high 15 points.


Virginia remembers Wolfpack coach for victories on, off court

She had 737 career wins, four ACC championships and an Olympic Gold Medal in 1988. She was inducted not only into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2000, but also the Naismith Hall of Fame, which includes athletes and coaches from across the game of basketball, in 2002. Most who knew her agree, though, that Kay Yow's biggest accomplishment as a coach - and as a person - before her bout with cancer tragically ended Jan.


Cavaliers look to tackle Pack

[caption id="attachment_32621" align="alignleft" width="259" caption="Freshman guard China Crosby has started all 13 of the Cavaliers' games in which she has played this season, averaging 5.9 points each game, which is good for fifth on the team.


Virginia wins home thriller versus GT

[caption id="attachment_32537" align="alignleft" width="195" caption="Freshman guard Lexie Gerson contributed to the Cavaliers' 57-55 win against the Yellow Jackets.