Cavs Crush Eagles; Terps Up Next

The Cavalier Women's Basketball team has been known for its defense this season. That was never more apparent than during the first 25 minutes of their first round game in the 2012 ACC Tournament.

At the under-16 timeout in the second half, the Cavaliers led the Eagles 47-18. Yes, that's right. Boston College only scored 18 points in the first 25 minutes of the game.

From that point, the Cavaliers just coasted, finishing with a 72-41 victory. Senior Ariana Moorer and sophomore Ataira Franklin led all scorers with 20 points a piece - nearly matching the Eagles' output by themselves. Junior Telia McCall added 13 points - including 11 in the second half - to round out the double-figure scorers.

The comfortable victory allowed Coach Boyle to give her players a little extra rest - at least as much as she could with only eight players on the roster. That rest will be crucial when Virginia takes on third-seeded Maryland tomorrow night at 8pm. The Cavs and Terps met twice during the regular season, with Maryland winning both contests.

Sitting at 22-9 on the season, there's already a very good chance that the Cavaliers will make it into the NCAA Tournament when Selection Sunday rolls around. The Maryland game shouldn't matter for that. But a big win over a ranked program never hurts a team's resume.

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