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Virginia Women's Basketball Falls To Central Michigan

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Virginia loses to Central Michigan 74-61. Virginia loses to Central Michigan 74-61.

Virginia Media Release 

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia women’s basketball team (2-3) fell 74-61 to Central Michigan (4-1, 0-0 MAC) on Saturday (Nov. 24) at John Paul Jones Arena in the opening game of the Cavalier Classic Tournament, presented by DoubleTree by Hilton of Charlottesville.

Sophomore guard Brianna Tinsley (Madison, Va.) scored a career-high 16 points, including going 4-of-7 from three-point range. Senior forward Mone Jones (Durham, N.C.) grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds, scoring eight points. Central Michigan’s Presley Hudson led all scorers with 22 points, scoring 19 in the second half. Central Michigan shot 51.9 percent (28-of-54) while the Cavaliers were 22-of-66 (33.3 percent). The Chippewas held a 38-32 edge in rebounding

HOW IT HAPPENED
Central Michigan went on a 12-0 run in the first quarter, building up a 36-21 halftime lead. The Cavaliers trailed by as many as 28 points in the game, but outscored Central Michigan 27-16 in the fourth quarter to cut into that deficit.


NOTES

·      Junior center Felicia Aiyeotan (Lagos, Nigeria) missed the game with a knee injury. Her status is day-to-day

·      Junior Shakyna Payne (Acworth, Ga.) made her first career start

·      Payne grabbed a career-high seven rebounds

·      Junior forward Lisa Jablonowski (Ernster, Luxembourg) started the second half

·      Jablonowski blocked a career-high three shots while also grabbing five rebounds

·      Central Michigan had a stretch in the first quarter where it made 9-of-11 field goal attempts. The Cavaliers were 1-of-10 in that same span

·      The Cavaliers had a span in the fourth quarter where they made five of six field goal attempts, including an and-one from junior guard Dominique Toussaint (Staten Island, N.Y.) followed by three from junior guard Jocelyn Willoughby (East Orange, N.J.), Tinsley and sophomore guard Khyasia Caldwell (Pocono Summit, Pa.)

·      Virginia outscored CMU 17-7 to start the fourth quarter

·      Central Michigan outscored Virginia 36-16 in the paint