No. 18 Virginia showed no signs of fatigue last night as the Cavaliers, who just came off a 2OT victory over No. 20 North Carolina the night before, trounced Longwood 81-40. With 18 points and a career-high 16 rebounds, Simone Egwu notched the first double-double of her career.
This brings Virginia to 20-6 (8-3 ACC), and Debbie Ryan has reached a 20-win season for the third consecutive season. Longwood fell to 7-18 in their sixth straight loss to Virginia.
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.
Jayna Hartig (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) played a season-high 24 minutes and contributed six points and three rebounds.
Chelsea Coward led Longwood with 18 points and four rebounds.Up next for Virginia is a return to ACC action. The Cavaliers host No. 10 Florida State on Monday, Feb. 22. The game will be televised by the ACC's Regional Sports Network (RSN).