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Kellum's career-high 25 points lift Virginia

Nov 28, 2009 - 4:49 AM FREEPORT, Bahamas(AP) -- Paulisha Kellum scored a career-high 25 points to help No. 15 Virginia beat South Dakota State 78-66 at the Junkanoo Jam on Friday night.

All-American Monica Wright was held to just eight points, but moved into third place on Virginia's career scoring list passing current assistant coach Wendy Palmer.

Virginia (5-1) got out to an early 13-5 lead, but South Dakota State put together an 11-0 run to take a 16-13 lead with 12:46 left in the first half. Another run by the Jackrabbits gave them their biggest lead at 28-20 with 6:22 left.

Virginia fought back with a run of its own, however, and capped off an 11-1 run with a layup by Wright to recapture the lead at 31-29. The Cavaliers led 39-34 at the half and the Jackrabbits could get no closer.

Kristin Rotert, Maria Boever and Steph Paluch each had 14 points for South Dakota State (2-4).








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    VIRGINIA (15) 78
    SO DAKOTA ST 66 FINAL

    Nov 27 10:29 PM


  • NCAA WOMENS BB
    VIRGINIA (15) 39
    SO DAKOTA ST 34 HALFTIME

    Nov 27 9:02 PM
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    Virginia(17) vs. South Dakota StateNov 27 7:08 PM