She only made one field goal Thursday night, but for the Virginia Cavaliers, it was the most important field goal of the night. Paulisha Kellum drove down the lane and hit the game-winning jumper with 4.0 seconds left on the clock to lift No. 22 Virginia to a 70-68 road victory at Boston College.
Monica Wright also had a night to remember, as she scored a career-high 39 points, which ties for second-highest in Virginia history. The last 39-point game was by current assistant coach and former All-American Cavalier Wendy Palmer in 1995. Mimi McKinney holds the record at 48 points, set in 1998.
With last night's game, Wright moves into 8th on the ACC's all-time scoring list, with 2,206 career points.
Chelsea Shine finished with 13 points and 8 rebounds, while Telia McCall put up 6 points and 4 boards. Ariana Moorer added 7 rebounds.
Up next for Virginia, Sunday is National Girls and Women in Sports Day at John Paul Jones Arena. Virginia hosts Georgia Tech at 1 p.m., and former Virginia rower and Olympic gold medalist Lindsay Shoop will be honored at halftime.
National Girls and Women in Sports Day brings national attention to the achievements of female athletes and to issues facing girls and women in sport. Sunday's event is co-sponsored by the University of Virginia Athletic Department and the University of Virginia Women's Center.
With the United States women's eight at the 2009 World Championships in Poznan, Poland, Shoop and the U.S. crew won their fourth-consecutive gold medal. A gold medalist at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, Shoop has rowed with the U.S. women's eight and won a gold medal at four-straight international championships (2006 Worlds, 2007 Worlds, 2008 Olympics and 2009 Worlds). She was a two-time All-America selection at Virginia in 2003 and 2004.