#22 UVa. falls to #24 Texas

Virginia lost its first game this season, 79-53, to No. 24 Texas on Friday (Nov. 25) at theWaikiki Beach Marriott Rainbow Wahine Showdown in Honolulu, Hawaii. With the loss, Virginia’s record went to 4-1 on the season, while Texas improved to 3-1.

Senior guard Ariana Moorer (Woodbridge, Va.) led the Cavaliers with 17 points, while junior guard China Crosby (New York, N.Y.) also scored in double figures with 12 points.

Texas broke a 6-6 tie with a 3-pointer by Ashleigh Fontenette at the 17:24 mark of the first half that sparked an 18-3 run by the Longhorns. Texas led, 24-9, after a lay-up in transition by Fontenette with 9:18 left in the half.

At halftime, Texas had extended its lead to 43-25.

In the second half, Virginia got no closer than 18 points.

Virginia shot 18-of-53 from the field (.340), 3-of-13 from behind the 3-point line (.231) and 14-of-28 from the free throw line (.500).

Texas was led by Chassidy Fussell’s team-high 30 points. Fontenette finished with 11 points.

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