Virginia Basketball | Virginia starts 6-0 with a 62-41 win over Campbell

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.— The Virginia women’s basketball team (6-0, 1-0 ACC) recorded a 62-41 win over Campbell (3-2, 0-0 Big South ). Va.

The Cavaliers led 22-18 after a low-goal first half but exploded for 40 points after the break.

Camryn Taylor led the team with 13 points. London Clarkson scored 10. McKenna Dale snagged eight rebounds.

This is the team’s first 6-0 start since the 1997/98 season.

HOW IT HAPPENED

Campbell ended a weak first quarter by hitting a three in the dying seconds to take a 12-10 lead. The teams were tied at 14 for almost four minutes before both offenses ignited. Back-to-back layups by Clarkson closed the half and gave UVA a 22-18 advantage at the break.

Taylor opened the second half with a layup to give UVA a 24-18 lead, but Campbell struck five straight including the game’s third three-pointer to withdraw to a point, but Mir McLean responded with four straight points to start a 10-0 run for the Cavaliers and build a 34-23 lead.

The Cavaliers put on an 11-0 run in the fourth quarter, fueled by a pair of Treys by Sam Brunelle, to take a 52-35 lead in the final five minutes of the game. UVA beat the camels 21:8 in the last third.

CAVALIER NOTES

  • Virginia shot 37.7 percent for the game (23 of 61), while Campbell was 15 of 47 (31.9 percent).
  • Virginia had a 43-31 rebound advantage
  • McKenna Dale’s eight rebounds were the most she had in her two seasons with the Cavaliers
  • London Clarkson was 5-of-6 shooting from the field
  • Virginia was 11 of 13 from the free throw line in the third quarter
  • The six straight wins is the longest winning streak for the team since eight straight wins in the 2017/18 season (December 17 – January 11).

BY HEAD COACH AMAKA AGUGUA-HAMILTON

“First of all it feels great to be 6-0. That is an achievement in itself. Tonight I thought we grew defensively on the ball. We’ve been working on that and I think our communication and attention to detail on this side of the ball has been a lot better. Offensively I think we can get even better, especially if we have a little more time between games to work on ourselves, but I was happy defensively and also that we got a win.”

AT THE HORIZON

  • Virginia hosts the Cavalier Classic tournament on Saturday and Sunday, November 26 and 27 against Minnesota and East Carolina. UVA plays at 2pm both days, with Liberty playing at 5pm both days

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