Feb. 10, 2000
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – All five Virginia starters scored in double figures in the Cavaliers’ 74-59 win over Florida State. Freshman Schuye LaRue led Virginia with 15 points and nine rebounds. April Traylor of Florida State led all scorers with 19 points.
Virginia (18-6, 9-2) led the Seminoles by as many as 16 points in the first half and held them to only 29.6 percent shooting (8-27). The Cavaliers opened the second half on a 12-4 run sparked by a lay-up and three-point shot by Lisa Hosac and two jumpers by Renee Robinson. The Seminoles cut the lead to 14 points with 7:43 remaining in the game, but the Cavaliers held them to only two points over the next 4:34 as they built their lead back to 22 points, 68-46 at the 3:09 mark.
“We played a great game for the first 35 minutes,” said Virginia head coach Debbie Ryan. “Unfortunately, I didn’t think we finished the game as strong as we started. There are things we can work on and correct.”
Telisha Quarles was 3-6 from three-point range and connected for 13 points for Virginia. Lisa Hosac and Renee Robinson each had 12 and Svetlana Volnaya added 10 points.
Florida State (9-13, 2-9) shot 46.9 percent in the second half, but could not overcome the 31-27 half-time deficit. Latavia Coleman recorded a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Seminoles and the FSU bench contributed 17 points.
“We believed we could come out and beat this team,” said Florida State head coach Sue Semrau. “We turned the ball over too much. We have been close, but maybe this is something that we needed.”