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Women’s Basketball: Duke never trails in 73-54 win over Virginia on Thursday

Chris Graham
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Duke got out to an early 9-0 lead on Virginia, and never looked back on its way to a 73-54 win over the Cavaliers on Thursday.

A big issue for the ‘Hoos (14-14, 6-11 ACC) was poor shooting – UVA shot 37 percent on the night, and made just one three, that one coming with two minutes to go in the game, and the outcome having long since been decided.

Freshman Kymora Johnson led Virginia with 14 points on 6-of-15 shooting. Paris Clark had 12 points, and Cam Taylor added 11.

Duke (19-9, 11-6 ACC) shot 51 percent, and got a game-high 24 points from Reigan Richardson, who was 10-of-14 from the field in the game.

Next up for Virginia is the regular-season finale at JPJ with fifth-ranked Virginia Tech (23-5, 14-3 ACC) coming to town on Sunday.

It will be Senior Day for UVA, with the program honoring Sam Brunelle, London Clarkson, Taylor Lauterbach, Kaydan Lawson and Camryn Taylor.

Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Chris Graham is the founder and editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1994 alum of the University of Virginia, Chris is the author and co-author of seven books, including Poverty of Imagination, a memoir published in 2019, and Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, and The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, published in 2018. For his commentaries on news, sports and politics, go to his YouTube page, or subscribe to his Street Knowledge podcast. Email Chris at [email protected].