BLACKSBURG, Va. – COURTESY: HOKIESPORTS.COM
Regan Magarity continued her stellar play, scoring 20 points to lift Virginia Tech to a 90-52 victory over Maryland Eastern Shore in a non-conference game Wednesday evening at Carilion Clinic Court.
The Hokies won their third straight game and moved to 8-2 on the season. The victory also served as the 650th in program history. UMES fell to 1-6 on the season.
Tech, which committed 11 turnovers in the first 20 minutes, actually trailed late in the first half, but scored the last nine points of the half to take a 32-35 lead at halftime. The Hokies then blew things open in the third quarter after making 12 of their first 14 shots from the floor to start the second half.
A 12-0 run capped by a Chanette Hicks layup gave the Hokies a 49-29 edge and a 13-0 run to end the third period pushed the Tech lead to 71-38 – and basically sealed the win.
“We played extremely well in the third quarter,” Tech head coach Kenny Brooks said. “We got some easy looks.
“We’ve got to get better. We’ve been talking about focusing and getting kids just to understand the little things about competing at this level and competing each and every day, and we’re not there yet. But if you can continue to win as you build it, then that’s a good thing.”
How good was the Hokies’ third period? They made 12 of 16 from the floor, including seven 3-pointers.
Taylor Emery scored 19 points for the Hokies, who shot 47.5 percent from the floor and made 12 3-pointers. Kendyl Brooks and Michelle Berry each added 12.
Martha Thompson led UMES with 12 points.
• The Hokies moved to 21-6 at home under Kenny Brooks.
• Tech’s 39 third-quarter points were the most in a quarter in program history.
• Tech has scored at least 90 points in three games this season, including two of its past three games. The Hokies are now 5-0 under Kenny Brooks when scoring at least 90 points.
• The Hokies have made at least nine 3-pointers in six games this season. They are 5-1 in those games.
• The Hokies’ 12 3-pointers were their second-most this season (13 vs. Wagner).
• In Tech’s three-game winning streak, it has held each of its opponents to less than 30 percent shooting from the floor.
• Magarity has scored at least 20 points in three consecutive games.
• Tech is now 8-2 all time when Magarity scores at least 20 points.
• Hicks finished with two steals against UMES and now needs just two more to become the school’s all-time leader in that category (252, Taiqua Brittingham, 1981-85).
• Kendyl Brooks hit four 3-pointers, extending her streak of hitting at least one 3-pointer to 18 straight games. She has hit at least one 3-pointer in 39 of the 43 games in which she has played in her career.
Tech now hits the road for its next two games, starting with a tilt against Chattanooga on Sunday. The game tips off at 3:30 p.m. Following that, the Hokies play a Tuesday night game at Monmouth that tips at 7.