Women's Basketball ACCtion: Tuesday, February 16

Feb. 17, 2010


No. 18 Virginia Wins Big Over Longwood, 81-40

CHARLOTTESVILLE - No. 18 Virginia defeated Longwood, 81-40, Tuesday night at John Paul Jones Arena. Simone Egwu (Odenton, Md.) notched the first double-double of her career, finishing with 18 points and a career-high 16 rebounds.

Egwu led five UVa scorers in double figures, shooting 8-for-12 from the field. Monica Wright (Woodbridge, Va.) chipped in 13 points, followed by Lexie Gerson (Fort Washington, Pa.) with 12, Britny Edwards (Charlotte, N.C.) with 12 and Chelsea Shine (Wayne, Pa.) with 10. Edwards' 12 points was a career-high.

The Cavaliers led at halftime, 42-24, and improved to 15-1 this year when leading at the break. UVa out-rebounded Longwood, 54-22.

Chelsea Coward led Longwood with 18 points and four rebounds.