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Virginia 76, Saint Francis PA 51

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Jay Huff scored 13 points as the Cavaliers topped St. Francis (Pa.), 76-51.

The Cavaliers opened a 17-point lead before the game was eight minutes old and cruised from there, allowing coach Tony Bennett to play his deep bench in what he described as "hockey shifts."

Kadin Shedrick had 12 points and eight rebounds for the Cavaliers (2-1), who won their 24th consecutive home opener. Sam Hauser added 11 points and Trey Murphy III had 10.

Bryce Laskey led the Red Flash (1-2) with 12 points and Mark Flagg had 11. They played without starting point guard Ramiir Dixon-Conover, who suffered an ankle injury in the second half of St. Francis' game against UMBC.

The Cavaliers led 21-4 after a dunk by Kody Stattmann with 12:36 left in the first half. The lead was 45-13 at halftime and grew to as much as 62-20 early in the second half.


Associated Press

December 1, 2020