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Friday's local college basketball roundup: Virginia Tech, U.Va. women roll to home non-league victories

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Uju Ugoka, a Nigerian junior-college transfer in her second game as a Hokie, had 12 rebounds and 10 points Friday as the Virginia Tech women (6-5) handled North Carolina A&T 58-39 in Blacksburg.

Monet Tellier had 12 points, seven rebounds and five assists, and Alyssa Fenyn scored 12 for Tech.

JaQuayla Berry led A&T (6-5) with 16 points, but the Hokies comfortably led throughout the second half and outrebounded the Aggies 48-28 for the game.

Cavalier Classic

Simone Egwu scored 16 points -- shooting 4-for-4 from the field and 8-for-8 on free throws -- as Virginia stifled Norfolk State 66-23 in the first round of the Cavalier Classic in Charlottesville.

Virginia led 32-6 at halftime and held NSU to the second-lowest point total ever by a U.Va. opponent. U.Va. beat Mary Washington 41-19 on Dec. 2, 1975.

Ataira Franklin and Sarah Imovbioh each had 12 points for the Cavaliers.

U.Va. will play for the title at 7 p.m. Saturday against Xavier, which won 66-54 over Northern Illinois. NSU will face Northern Illinois for third place.

More women's games

Tierra Ruffin-Pratt had 18 points and a career-high nine assists as No. 16 North Carolina (12-1) breezed past East Tennessee State 85-44 in Chapel Hill. ETSU committed 36 turnovers. ...

James Madison (5-6) shot 61 percent in the second half and posted an 88-34 romp past Maine in Harrisonburg. Tarik Hislop scored 14 and Kirby Burkholder 13 for the Dukes. ...

The College of Charleston (5-5) beat Richmond 82-74, though Ryann Dannelly scored a career-high 16 points and Kristina King netted 21 for the visiting Spiders (7-6).

Men

Six Liberty players reached double figures as the host Flames (3-10) beat lower-division Union (Ky.) 104-67.

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