Virginia women's basketball stomped Clemson 80-43 at John Paul Jones Arena Saturday, improving to 12-10, 5-4 ACC.
"We're in a good way when we can just break games into four minute segments," said head coach Joanne Boyle. "We just try to always win every four minute segment. We talked about that during a timeout. Their record was getting better and better but they were really starting to figure themselves out. Even though they lost that Syracuse game, they were in it til the very, very end. They've had a string of three or four really good games so I was - again we gotta get back to taking care of business."
Virginia guard Ataira Franklin led the Cavaliers with 20 points while Lexie Gerson added 13.
Franklin said, "Coach tells us to make the other team's coach call a timeout. I think we really wanted to focus on rebounding and getting those easy buckets and getting stops. Just on the court we kept saying lets keep getting stops, lets keep getting stops and I think it worked out well for us."
All eleven team members hit the hardwood for the Cavaliers with 10 of them scoring.
Gerson said, "We say we're 11 strong and we got to play 11 kids tonight and just to have everyone contribute in some way is such a great feeling. It's really just a good team win."
Franklin added, "Playing bad games on the road and then coming home and feeling like we have to redeem ourselves that might have a little bit to do with it. Coach always says, the crowd is our sixth man - just a lot of energy."
Virginia heads back out on the road, taking on Boston College on Thursday at 7 p.m.