jump to example.com
newsletter linked in

Virginia women’s basketball falls 73-53 to Michigan in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge

The Virginia women’s basketball team (3-5) lost its fourth game in a row, falling 73-53 to Michigan (6-3) in a Big Ten/ACC Challenge game Thursday night (Dec. 5) at John Paul Jones Arena.

uva-logo-new2“I’m just disappointed,” said Virginia head coach Joanne Boyle. “I wanted to finish this stretch heading into finals in a better place. Michigan is a very high-octane offense. They move the ball well and make you play 30 seconds of defense. You have to be able to take things away, and we didn’t do that tonight.”

Michigan shot 53.8 percent in the game, while the Cavaliers finished at 33.3 percent. Michigan started the second half making 9 of its first 13 baskets, shooting 76.9 percent. They finished the period shooting 52.0 percent.

Michigan outrebounded the Cavaliers 41-27.

Virginia junior center Sarah Imovbioh (Abuja, Nigeria) scored 13 points, with all but one coming in the second half. Freshman forward Sydney Umeri (Acworth, Ga.) had a career-high eight rebounds with eight points.

Michigan forward Cyesha Goree scored a game-high 20 points with seven rebounds before fouling out, one of four Wolverines to finish the game in double-figures. Guard Nicole Elmblad scored 12 points, going 6-of-7 from the field, with eight rebounds. Guard Madison Ritovski scored 13 points with nine assists.

Michigan started the game making seven of its first 11 shots while the Cavaliers went 2-for-12 in the first eight minutes, falling behind 16-6. After the Wolverines had extended the lead to 10, the Cavaliers chipped away with freshman Tiffany Suarez (Miami, Fla.) hitting a free throw line-jumper, the first points of her career, while getting fouled to convert the and-one and cut the lead to three, 18-15.

Michigan answered with a 6-0 run, eventually pushing the lead back to double digits, 28-18, with 3:28 remaining.

After a pair of free throws from Umeri, her fifth and sixth points of the period, cut the deficit to eight, 28-20, with just under two minutes left in the period, Michigan scored eight points, going 3-of-3 from the field, to go into halftime with a 36-20 lead.

Michigan started the second half making six of its first eight field goal attempts and 3-of-3 from three-point range, extending the lead out to 22, 51-29, in the first five minutes of the period. Virginia also started the second half with solid shooting, making five of its first ten field goal attempts, including three-pointers from senior Kelsey Wolfe (Germantown, Md.) and freshman Breyana Mason (Woodbridge, Va.), but couldn’t keep pace with the Wolverines.

The Cavaliers, who had won their Challenge games in each of the last two years, now have a 5-2 record all-time record in the event. Michigan improves to 5-2 in Challenge games.

The Cavaliers will now take a 12-day break for finals, returning to action on Tuesday, Dec. 17 when they host Maryland Eastern Shore at 7 p.m. at John Paul Jones Arena.

 
Top Stories
a

Augusta County Sheriff's Office seeks KOA burglary suspect: Video

Deputies with the Augusta County Sheriff's Office responded to the KOA Campground in Verona at 2:23 a.m. Thursday for a burglary alarm.

Andy Schmookler: A win-win way for Bernie to lead now

Dear Bernie: There are some – such as you and some of your followers – who believe it is worthwhile for you to keep fighting Hillary for the nomination.

Will Bonnie impact East Coast during Memorial Day weekend?

An area of showers and thunderstorms near the Bahamas has the potential to develop into a tropical system during Memorial Day weekend.

Together, we can make a difference to #stopsuicide

Suicide is one of the 10 leading causes of death in the United States, and it's preventable. Nine out of 10 people who die by suicide have a diagnosable mental health condition, like depression.

Kroger, union reach tentative agreement

Kroger and UFCW 400 have reached a tentative agreement. The union is fully recommending the agreement for ratification by the members.

Search underway for missing Augusta County teen

The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance with locating a missing juvenile who was last seen at her home in Swoope on April 22.

WWE splitting into two: Separate Raw, Smackdown great news for fans

Great news for wrestling fans: WWE is splitting its roster again, and beginning July 19, Smackdown will air live on Tuesday nights.

Nothing political about this McAuliffe 'investigation': Nothing at all

Republicans are suing Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe over his move to restore voting rights to 206,000 ex-felons.

Augusta County extends Internet service survey

Residents and businesses have actively completed a survey to assist in developing a plan for internet service in Augusta County.

 
Discussion
 
Recent News

AFP Business

AFP: The Magazine

In 2015, Augusta Free Press brought back our print magazine under a new name, Augusta Free Press: The Magazine.
.
 

Advertise on AFP

Get information on AFP readership and advertising online with us.
.
 

AFP Classes

Augusta Free Press offers a series classes on website design, marketing strategy, social media, event planning and more.
.
 

AFP Web Design

Get your business online for as little as $1,299. We take care of all facets of web design – visual design, layout design and content development.
.
 

AFP Graphic Design

Whether you need a fresh business card design, rack card, ad, flyer or full magazine design, we can help with all your graphic-design needs.
.

AFP Marketing/PR

Augusta Free Press manages advertising campaigns for small- and medium-sized businesses across Virginia. You don’t need to hire a full-time marketing coordinator. Bring the experience of the Augusta Free Press team to work for you – for a fraction of the cost.
.
 

AFP Search Engine Optimization

The prettiest website in the world is like a tree falling in the forest with no one there to hear it. If your website hasn’t been search engine optimized, no one is going to see it or hear it – and it’s not going to work for you.

 

AFP Video/Audio

Web videos, TV and radio commercials, DVDs – Augusta Free Press LLC has you covered when it comes to video and audio production.
.
 

AFP Book Publishing

Augusta Free Press Publishing has produced books in-house and assisted more than 17 authors with book publishing and production services since 2003. Whether you need a cover, layout, or need help from start to finish, we are here to help!
.