- The Washington Times - Monday, February 25, 2008

From combined dispatches


Virginia 78, N.C. State 60

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Sean Singletary scored 21 points, and the Cavaliers took full advantage of the turnover-prone Wolfpack yesterday, winning consecutive ACC games for the first time this season.

Virginia (13-12, 3-9) forced 17 turnovers in the first half and outscored N.C. State 17-0 after such mistakes in building a 38-18 lead at halftime.

The Wolfpack (15-12, 4-9), who finished with 25 turnovers, never got closer than 13 after a 10-0 Virginia run early in the second half gave it a 50-23 advantage.

Calvin Baker added 13 points for Virginia, which had not played since it won at Boston College a week ago.

The Cavaliers were supposed to play at Georgia Tech on Thursday night, but the game was postponed because of a leaky roof at the arena.

Brandon Costner led N.C. State with 14 points, and Trevor Ferguson had 11.

The Cavaliers led 13-11 when Mamadi Diane’s basket with 11:36 left in the first half sparked a 25-7 run. Singletary had six points in the run, once stealing the ball and driving in for a layup, and six other Cavaliers also scored.

The Wolfpack, meanwhile, had 13 of their 17 first-half turnovers in the drought, often being unable to make simple passes. They gave it away twice on four possessions without getting off a shot, and Virginia shot 55 percent in the half.


No. 12 Duke 78, Virginia 70

DURHAM, N.C. — Chante Black scored 15 of her 22 points in the second half, and Wanisha Smith added 16 points in her final home game to lift the Blue Devils over the Cavaliers.

Duke (21-7, 10-3 ACC) wrapped up the No. 3 seed for the conference tournament, beating Virginia for the ninth consecutive time at Cameron Indoor Stadium and the 14th straight game overall.

No. 17 George Washington 61, Saint Joseph’s 53

PHILADELPHIA — Jessica Adair scored 20 points to lead the Colonials past the Hawks.

Clinging to a 55-53 lead with 1:29 left, George Washington (22-5, 10-2 Atlantic-10) scored the final six points of the game on a 3-pointer by Antelia Parrish and free throws by Kimberly Beck.

Sarah Acker had 12 points and nine rebounds for the Hawks (14-13, 6-6). Amy Wold and Timisha Gomez each added 10 points for Saint Joseph’s. Gomez also had seven assists.

It was a sloppy game, with each team turning the ball over 18 times. George Washington held a 20-18 halftime lead after shooting just 27 percent from the field (8-for-30) in the first half.

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