WNIT Women's Basketball ACCtion: Sunday, March 25

March 25, 2012

Virginia Falls to James Madison, 68-59, in WNIT Quarterfinals

HARRISONBURG, Va. - The Virginia women's basketball team ended its season with a 68-59 loss at James Madison in the quarterfinals of the Women's National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) on Sunday (March 25).

Virginia concludes the 2011-12 campaign with a 25-11 record, the most wins since a 25-9 effort in 1999-2000. James Madison advanced to the semifinals of the WNIT and improved to 27-7 this season.

Playing in her final contest as a Cavalier, Chelsea Shine (Wayne, Pa.) set a school record by playing in her 136th-career game. The previous record for games played was 135 by Heather Burge from (1990-93).

Also concluding her four-year career, Ariana Moorer (Woodbridge, Va.) was UVa's leading scorer with 18 points and seven rebounds.

Lexie Gerson (Fort Washington, Pa.) added 15 points and three steals for the Cavaliers. Ataira Franklin (Bowie, Md.) finished with eight points and Telia McCall (Marietta, Ga.) tallied six points and seven rebounds off the bench.

Virginia was out-rebounded by the Dukes, 46-40, and shot 31.7 percent from the field (19-for-60).