Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Strong Finish Powers UVA Past Tribe Women’s Hoops

(Tribe Athletics)

CHARLOTTESVILLE — A fourth quarter charge by Virginia ended up being too much, as the William & Mary women’s basketball team fell to the Cavaliers 81-50 at John Paul Jones Arena on Wednesday.

Cassidy Geddes, who scored a team-high and season-high 14 points, hit back-to-back jumpers to cut the UVA lead to 8-6 with 4:40 to play in the first quarter.

The Hoos responded with a 6-0 run before the spurt was ended by a pair pf Kayla Beckwith free throws. The Tribe trailed 14-8 after one.

Down 23-11 three minutes into the second, Beckwith scored again, before Anahi-Lee Cauley chipped in four points to help W&M keep pace with the Cavaliers.

Bella Nascimento’s corner three was the last Tribe field goal of the half with 2:38 to play, and UVA led 34-23 after 20 minutes.

The first seven minutes of the third frame were a bright spot for the Green and Gold, with Nylah Young scoring four consecutive points.

Minutes later Geddes knocked down a trey to cut the Hoos’ lead to single digits for the first time in a while, 40- 31, with 4:49 to go in the quarter.

Another Young jumper and free throw by Rebekah Frisby-Smith made it a 40-34 game with 3:02 on the clock in the third, but that was as close as W&M would get.

UVA won the rest of the frame 13-7 to go ahead 53-41, then proceeded to outscore the Tribe 27-10 in the fourth quarter to coast to a 81-50 win and improve to 3-0.

W&M falls to 0-4 on the year. They had three players in double-figures on the night, led by Geddes’ 14. Young was good for 13 in the losing effort and Nascimento 12.

Beckwith had a career-high 10 rebounds to go with her seven points on the night.

Up Next
The Tribe travel to the FIU Thanksgiving Classic where they will take on Tennessee State on Nov. 24 at 2 p.m.

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