Women’s basketball: UVA falls 71-65 at Clemson

UVA women’s basketballThe UVA women’s basketball team (6-9, 0-2 ACC) fell 71-65 to Clemson (10-5, 1-1 ACC) on Sunday (Jan. 6) in Clemson, S.C.

The Cavaliers had four players finish the game in double figures, led by junior guards Dominique Toussaint (Staten Island, N.Y.) with 16 points and Jocelyn Willoughby (East Orange, N.J.) with 15. Willoughby also led the defensive efforts with nine rebounds.

Simone Westbook led the Tigers with 21 points on 7-of-9 shooting. Virginia shot 37.9 percent (22-of-58) while Clemson shot 46.7 percent (28-of-60). Virginia held a 38-34 edge in rebounding.

Virginia took a 56-54 lead into the fourth quarter, but the game was tied for the seventh time, 60-60, with four minutes remaining. Junior forward Lisa Jablonowski (Ernster, Luxembourg) made a layup with 3:28 remaining to put the Cavaliers back up 62-60, but Clemson went back ahead, 64-62, on an and-one by Simone Westbrook with 2:10 remaining.

The Tigers outscored the Cavaliers 11-3 in the final three minutes of play to pick up their first conference win.

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