Feb. 25, 2001
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – April Traylor had 21 points and Brooke Wyckoff
added 16, but the Florida State women’s basketball team fell 77-65 at
Virginia in the regular-season finale for both teams Sunday night at
University Hall. FSU fell to 17-10 overall and with a 9-7 mark in the ACC,
finished tied for third in the league. The Cavaliers improved to 18-12 and
8-8 in the league and finished in a tie for fifth place.
Despite leading much of the first half, the Seminoles trailed 40-27 at
halftime. FSU led by as many as six until the 10:42 mark when the Cavaliers
went up 16-15. What followed were eight lead changes and one tie. FSU led
27-23 at the 3:25 mark and then the Cavaliers’ Telisha Quarles got hot. She
scored 10 of UVA’s next 17 unanswered points in the final three minutes and
the Cavs quickly had a 13-point advantage. Quarles finished the half with
15 points as UVA shot 53 percent from the field and outrebounded FSU 19-15.
The Tribe shot 39 percent for the half and was led by Brooke Wyckoff and
April Traylor who had eight points apiece. Levys Torres added seven points
and six rebounds.
The Seminoles were playing a game of catch up in the second half, but the
Cavaliers continued their solid shooting. FSU made an early run and pulled
to within eight at the 13:34 mark, but could get no closer the rest of the
way. The Cavaliers, who rank last in the ACC in free throw percentage, went
12 for 16 in the second half and 13-18 (72 percent) for the game from the
charity stripe. FSU starting point guard Lakesha Springle, who was bothered
by a shoulder injury sustained in the Clemson game, left the game at the
11:42 mark and did not return. The Seminoles committed just nine turnovers
but shot 38 percent from the field and were edged in rebounding 37-35.
Torres had her ninth double-double of the year with 13 points and a
game-high 14 rebounds while Vujas added 11 points. Virginia shot 52 percent
for the game and were led by Quarles’ 19 points. Schuye LaRue finished the
game with a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds.
“I thought the run they (Cavaliers) had at the end of the first half was
tough to come back from,” FSU Head Coach Sue Semrau. “I was proud of our
second half effort, finishing with just nine turnovers for the game, but we
didn’t do what we needed to on the boards and that hurt us in the second half.”
FSU and UVA will square off again in the ACC Tournament on Saturday, March
2nd at 2:00 p.m.