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No. 9 Virginia 86, Maryland 60

January 9, 1998

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) _ Demya Walker scored 16 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and blocked four shots Thursday night as No. 9 Virginia beat Maryland 86-60.

The Cavaliers (11-2, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), beaten 74-67 by unranked Clemson on Monday night, opened the game with an 11-0 run and cruised into halftime leading 44-23. Maryland (9-5, 2-2) got no closer than 58-42 after a layup by Stephanie Cross with 12:59 left in the game. Virginia shot 57 percent (16-of-28) in the second half and 54 percent (35-of-65) for the game.

Erin Stovall added 15 points for Virginia and Dean’na Mitchelson had 11.

Cross, a reserve, led the Terrapins with 17 points, Kalisa Davis had 15 and Branka Bogunovic 12.

Virginia scored 25 points off Maryland’s 16 turnovers and limited the Terrapins to two points on second-chance shots, while scoring 22 when getting the offensive rebound. The Cavaliers had a 42-32 rebounding advantage.

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