CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) -- Liz Podominick had
18 points and eight rebounds and No. 12 Minnesota rallied to beat
Virginia 69-64 Saturday to win the Paradise Jam tournament.
Tournament MVP Jamie Broback added 14 points and eight rebounds
for the Golden Gophers, who won the four-team, round-robin
Sharnee Zoll scored 16 points and Denesha Kenion added 13 points
Minnesota rallied from a 29-27 halftime deficit.
"The first 10 minutes, Virginia was the more aggressive team
and the more aggressive team wins," Minnesota coach Pam Borton
said. "Our kids played tough and beat a very good Virginia team."
Emily Fox made a 3-pointer with 1:40 left to give Minnesota a
65-59 lead. Kenion answered with a 3-pointer for Virginia.
Zoll drew a charge to give Virginia the ball back and Lyndra
Littles made a jumper with 50 seconds left to bring the Cavaliers
within one at 65-64
But Podominick's one-handed bank shot, coupled with one of two
free throws by Broback gave the Golden Gophers a 68-64 lead.
Fox made one of two from the line with 4.6 seconds remaining to
put the game out of reach.