UVa Women's Basketball Downs La Tech 95-82

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The Virginia women's basketball team had its highest scoring game since 2009 as the Cavaliers downed Louisiana Tech 95-82 at John Paul Jones Arena Saturday. 

Sarah Imovbioh led the 'Hoos with a double-double. The former St. Anne's Belfield standout had 19 points and 13 rebounds. 

Nine players on the bench saw action for more than 13 minutes, and Imovbioh said that helped her on the court. Imovbioh added, "Coach was able to take me out. I was able to get some rest and come back. Everyone was boxing out down low, even the guards, so it was much easier for me to get in and get some rebounds so I think they really, really helped."

Senior guard Ataira Franklin had a stand out performance for the Cavs as well with 16 points and five boards in just 25 minutes on the court. Franklin said, "when you hit a shot on offense then you're a little more aggressive on defense and then you kind of get going and you're more in the flow of the game so it was good for me."

Virginia held a slight advantage in rebounds 42-41, but had 20 fast break points to the Lady Techsters' six. 

"Just allows you to take a deep breath and know we're okay but you can't become passive and complacent and feel like oh we've arrived," said UVa head coach Joanne Boyle (2-1). "We've gotta tighten things up even more so and just really get to the nitty gritty. Stay true to who we wanna be."

The Cavaliers will play at Liberty on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m.


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