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Virginia Wins 23rd Cavalier Classic and Top Xavier 54-45

Posted: Updated: Dec 29, 2012 10:56 PM EST

The UVA women's basketball team took home their 23rd Cavalier Classic title Saturday as they beat the Xavier Musketeers 54-45 at the John Paul Jones Arena.

At the top of the second half, Xavier cut the deficit to 1 but the 'Hoos would rally to bring home the championship.

The Cavaliers ended their scoring drought when St. Anne's Belfield graduate, Sarah Imovbioh, put in a lay-up with 15:54 left in the game.

Following a foul on the shot, Imovbioh converted the 3 point play to give Virginia a 31-27 advantage over the Musketeers and the 'Hoos carried that momentum until the end of the match up.

Imovbioh had a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Teliah McCall was named Tournament MVP.

McCall put away a respectable 10 points and grabbed 7 rebounds against Xavier.

Ataira Franklin led the team in field goals with 12 points. She also snagged 9 rebounds.

The Cavaliers,who are 1-0 in the ACC and 8-3 overall, continue conference play next week as they take on Virginia Tech at John Paul Jones Arena at 7 p.m., Thursday.

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