Sophomore forward Kirsten Anderson had 10 of her 14 points in the second half and Virginia scored the first 10 points after halftime to break open the game as the fifth-ranked Cavaliers defeated Wake Forest, 66-59, in an Atlantic Coast Conference women's basketball game last night in Charlottesville.

The Cavaliers (22-1 overall, 10-1 in the ACC) led at halftime, 27-25, despite shooting 38 percent from the floor (12 of 31).

Alice Neal led the Deacons (15-8, 4-6) with 15 points. Howard 76, George Mason 52

In Fairfax, Vannessa Graham scored 27 points and Darlene Beal had 13 points and 16 rebounds for the Bison (11-9). Jeannine Jeminez led the Patriots (9-15) with 11 points. Villanova 71, Georgetown 69 (OT)

Shelly Pennefather had 34 points and 14 rebounds to lead the visiting Wildcats (16-7 overall, 10-4 Big East). Jenny Bendall led the Hoyas (7-17, 3-11) with 25 points. Richmond 75, Catholic 48

In Richmond, Laurie Governor scored 19 points, helping the Spiders (7-17) overcome a 24-point performance by Lisa Kellaher for the Cardinals (12-8). Navy 68, Loyola (Md.) 51

Monica Holland scored 18 points for the Midshipmen (10-12) in Annapolis. Beth Smith led the Greyhounds (7-15) with 17. Virginia Union 88, University of the District of Columbia 72

Sylvia Walker scored 33 points for the Panthers (18-6). Tracy Walton led the visiting Firebirds (10-8) with 22 points and 14 rebounds.