Women's Basketball ACCtion: Monday, November 12

Nov. 12, 2012

No. 23 Miami Gets By Richmond, 69-63

RICHMOND, Va. -- Krystal Saunders hit a three-pointer with 17.9 seconds left to seal Miami's 69-63 win over the Richmond Spiders Monday evening at the Robins Center.

The big basket was made possible by an offensive rebound from Michelle Woods, who then quickly scanned the court and found the open Saunders . Woods also scored a career-best 20 points - the second straight game she has done so. The Naples, Fla., native poured in 19 points in the season opener on Friday.

Miami led by two at the half, but Woods scored nine straight points to open the second period, hitting a pair of threes and converting on an and-one opportunity. In all, the 23rd-ranked Canes would go on a 13-0 run to start the half.

Freshman Keyona Hayes was one of three Hurricanes to grab 11 rebounds on the night, joining Morgan Stroman and Shawnice Wilson. Hayes also was a perfect 3-of-3 from the field and 4-of-4 from the free throw line, scoring 10 points on the night in recording Miami's first double-double of the season.

Cavaliers Win Comeback Thriller at Penn

PHILADELPHIA -- The Virginia women's basketball team, trailing by 15 points in the first half, rallied in the second half to earn a 68-65 victory at Penn. Kelsey Wolfe scored 22 points with 9 rebounds.

Penn dominated the first half, answering Virginia's zone defense with hot perimeter shooting. Holding a 7-6 advantage, the Quakers went on a 7-0 run, making three baskets while Virginia missed an equal number on the other end of the court, extending the lead to 14-6.

Virginia struggled to create a momentum swing. Trailing 28-14, they had a chance when Faith Randolph converted a pull up in the lane. China Crosby immediately got a steal, missing the layup but Kelsey Wolfe got the putback, getting the deficit back to 10 points. The momentum swing was short lived, with Penn's Kara Bonenberger immediately draining a three on the opposite end to kill the rally.

The Cavaliers went into the break trailing 35-23 after shooting 32.3 percent in the period. The Quakers made 53.8 percent of their shots, scoring 15 points off turnovers.