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Women’s Hoops Suffers Upset to No. 22 Virginia

January 2, 1999

Box Score

CLEMSON, SC–Erin Stovall scored 26 points in leading 22nd-ranked Virginia to a 67-66 overtime win over 10th ranked Clemson at Littlejohn Coliseum Saturday evening.

Stovall was 6-15 from the floor and was 11-11 from the free throw line as the Cavaliers hit 24-28 from the free throw line as a team in tonight’s game.

Virginia is ranked 22nd in both the Associated Press and USA Today polls, while Clemson is ranked 10th in both polls.

The Cavaliers’ Monick Foote added 16 and DeMya Walker scored 11.

Clemson was led in scoring by Amy Geren with 16 and Itoro Umoh added 15.

Both teams shot poorly from the field, as Clemson shot 19-64 for a .297 figure and Virginia shot 19-59 from the floor for a .322 pct.

Geren sent the game into overtime as she hit two free throws with 36.7 seconds left and tied the score 59-59. After both teams swapped field goals in the first 2:15 of the overtime period, the scored was tied 63-63 with 2:45 left to go in overtime. Natasha Anderson put Clemson ahead 65-63 with a short jumper with 2:01 remaining.

Virginia tied the score as DeMya Walker hit two free throws. Itoro Umoh hit one of two free throws and game Clemson a 66-65 advantage with 48 seconds left. Monick Foote hit two free throws with 22.4 seconds left in overtime to give Virginia a 67-66 advantage. Umoh was fouled and she missed both free throws with 7.3 seconds remaining. Virginia’s Svetlana Volnaya was fouled immediately and she missed two free throws with 6.2 seconds remaining.

Clemson’s Itoro Umoh drove the length of the floor and her shot hit underneath the backboard and the rebound was batted away as the buzzer sounded.

Clemson will play at North Carolina Monday night at 7:00 p.m. in the Lady Tigers’ next action.

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