CHAPEL HILL, N.C., JAN. 29 -- Tammi Reiss scored 23 points tonight as top-ranked Virginia routed North Carolina, 92-67, at Carmichael Auditorium.
With the score tied at 14 with 12:40 left in the first half, Virginia applied full-court pressure to force North Carolina mistakes en route to a 28-12 run and a 42-26 halftime cushion. Reiss scored eight points and Tonya Cardoza had four steals in the spurt. North Carolina had 15 first-half turnovers and 24 in the game.
Virginia (19-1, 7-0 ACC) hit 16 of 26 from the field for 61.5 percent in the second half. For the Cavaliers, who have won six of seven ACC road games, Heather Burge had 18 points and 10 rebounds and Dawn Staley scored 13.
Freshman Tonya Sampson led North Carolina (9-10, 0-7) with a career-high 32 points and nine rebounds.
Rutgers 66, St. Bonaventure 55: In Olean, N.Y., Vicky Picott scored 19 points to pace the ninth-ranked Scarlet Knights (16-0, 9-0) to an Atlantic 10 victory.
Rutgers, led by Makeeda Green's four points, went on a 12-4 run to close out the first half, leading 34-28. Rutgers started the half with a 17-6 run, with four points each from LaTonya Johnson, Tanya Hansen and Lynn Ust. The Lady Bonnies (10-7, 3-5) closed to 59-51 with 1:54 left on Casey Comoroski's three-pointer, but Rutgers hit five free throws.
Mary Washington 52, Catholic 39: The Eagles came back from a 21-16 halftime deficit to win the Capital Athletic Conference game in Fredericksburg, Va. Susan Myers scored 19 points for Mary Washington (9-7, 4-1 CAC) and Kim Nagy had 18. Catholic (5-13, 3-3) was led by Gretchen Ritter's nine points.
Washington Bible 55, St. Mary's 50: Inga Legrand scored 20 points and Monica Livingston 18 for host Washington Bible (3-6). For St. Mary's (1-13), Kristin Smith had 16 points and Jen Tregoning 11.