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Cavaliers score 22 straight first-half points in win vs. Paladins

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Monica Wright scored 30 points and sparked a first-half run of 22 straight points by No. 19 Virginia in a 74-43 win over Furman on Tuesday night.

Wright, who had nine steals, eight rebounds and seven assists, scored 20 points in the first half for the Cavaliers (7-2), including back-to-back 3-pointers that started the 22-0 run.

Raegan Thompson paced the Lady Paladins (2-8) with nine points and Kali Holtfreter added eight.

The game was tied at 8 in the opening half before Wright made the two 3s and Virginia kept Furman scoreless for almost 13 minutes.

Virginia, which shot 45 percent from the field (27-of-60), held a 47-28 rebounding advantage. The Cavaliers led 38-15 at halftime.

Furman shot 33.3 percent from the field, connecting on 16-of-48 attempts.

Whitny Edwards joined Wright in double figures, scoring a career-best 17 points for the Cavaliers.