Davis Scores 33 in Tough Loss to No. 15/18 Virginia
Nov. 26, 2009
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Junior Jori Davis scored 33 points in a tough come-from-behind loss to No. 15/18 Virginia in the Hoosiers' first game of the Junkanoo Jam in Freeport, Bahamas on Thursday, Nov. 26.
The Hoosiers (3-2) were down 40-24 at halftime, but powered back through Davis as she helped IU open the second half on a 28-14 run that brought Indiana within two of the Cavaliers (4-1) at the 11:20 mark. Virginia came back to build up a 13 point lead with 4:33 to play, but the Hoosiers were never out of it as they kept chipping away the lead until 52 seconds were left in the game and Whitney Lindsay sank a 3-pointer to ignite a 14-7 IU run that was capped by a 3-pointer from Davis with no time left to cut Virginia's lead to five, 84-79.
In the first half, Indiana and Virginia fought point-for-point until the 7:33 mark when the Cavaliers used a 23-5 run to take their largest lead, 38-20, with 3:26 remaining. A pair of free throws from Hope Elam cut Virginia's lead to 16 with 3:02 on the clock, but a jumper from Monica Wright regained the 18-point advantage for the Cavaliers. A jumper from Elam with 58 seconds remaining in the first stanza sent the two teams into the break with UVA leading, 40-24.
Davis led all scorers with 33 points, which ties her with Lori Meinerding (vs. Houston, 1989) for 10th in the IU single-game record book in points. Davis also tallied seven rebounds, all on the defensive end, and four steals in 34 minutes. She sank 11-of-19 from the field, 3-of-4 from the 3-point line and 8-of-12 from the stripe, scoring 30 of her 33 points in the second half. Lindsay also netted double-digit points with 15 on 6-of-7 shooting from the field, include 2-of-3 from the 3-point line and added three steals, three assists and two rebounds. Sophomore Sasha Chaplin led the Hoosiers in rebounding with 10 boards and added seven points in the effort.
Virginia won the battle of the boards, 49-38. Indiana shot 40.8 percent (29-of-71) from the field and tallied 13 steals on 21 Cavalier turnovers.
The Hoosiers will face Charlotte on Friday, Nov. 27, in the consolation game of the Junkanoo Jam at 5:45 p.m. ET. Catch the action from the Bahamas as Jeremy Gray will call his 200th career IU women's basketball game on WHCC 105.1 FM in Bloomington.
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