Area Women

Virginia Cavaliers knock off Colorado

By From Staff Reports
Sunday, January 3, 2010

Monica Wright scored 24 points to move into second place on Virginia's all-time scoring list, and the No. 21 Cavaliers defeated Colorado, 74-59, on Saturday in Boulder, Colo.

Wright, who has scored 2,082 points in her career, went 10 of 19 from the floor and added seven rebounds and three steals. She is chasing Dawn Staley's record of 2,135 points.

Whitny Edwards just missed a double-double with 14 points and nine rebounds for Virginia.

The Cavaliers (10-3) led by two at halftime before building a 46-35 lead midway through the second half. Colorado (9-3) rallied behind Bianca Smith (23 points), who tied a season high with six three-pointers.

Virginia Coach Debbie Ryan improved to 2-0 against former Cavaliers guard and Colorado Coach Kathy McConnell-Miller.

-- GEORGETOWN 83, SYRACUSE 81: Sugar Rogers capitalized on an Orange turnover by making a jump shot with 20 seconds remaining in overtime to lead the Hoyas to a Big East win in Syracuse. Erica Morrow's three-point attempt at the buzzer fell short, sending Syracuse (12-1, 0-1 Big East) to its first loss of the season. Rogers scored 20 points.

Georgetown (12-2, 1-0), which scored 31 points off 33 Syracuse turnovers, has won 11 in a row, the second-longest streak in program history.

Monica McNutt made four of the Hoyas' 10 threes and was 11 of 11 from the free throw line to finish with 23 points. She also had four of Georgetown's 15 steals.

-- RICE 65, GW 57: Kay-Kay Allums had career highs with 18 points and nine rebounds but the Colonials couldn't overcome a late scoring drought and lost at Smith Center. Sara Mostafa recorded her third double-double of the season (12 points, 10 rebounds) for GW (3-9), which made a season-high eight three-pointers.

Allums made a jump shot to tie the score at 53 with 4 minutes 51 seconds remaining, but the Colonials didn't score again until Mostafa's layup with six seconds left. During their drought, Rice (5-7) made eight of 10 foul shots as part of an 11-0 run. Jackie Stanley went 10 of 10 from the free throw line to finish with 22 points.

-- COLUMBIA 66, AMERICAN 56: Liz Leer had 17 points to lead the Eagles in a losing effort in New York. Columbia (8-4) jumped out to a 21-9 lead and held off American (6-7) by out-rebounding the Eagles, 35-23.

American failed to capitalize on its strong defensive performance, making 15 steals and forcing 23 turnovers.

-- HARVARD 71, NAVY 55: K.C. Gordon and Cassie Consedine each scored 15 points for the Midshipmen (8-6), who were held to 31.1 percent shooting in their loss in Cambridge, Mass.

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