Hokies take down Tar Heels for a second time this season

1/31/2021, UNC at VT, ACC women's basketball. (Jon Fleming, Jon Fleming)

BLACKSBURG, Va. – It was yet another single-digit margin of victory---this time with the Virginia Tech women on the right side of score.

Elizabeth Kitley helped fuel the offense as the Hokies started off on a 9-0 run. The sophomore would finish with a game-high 27 points and Aisha Sheppard found the range, knocking down 5 three pointers on her way to a 16 point performance.

1/31/2021, UNC at VT, ACC women's basketball. (Jon Fleming)

Petra Holesinski led the Tar Heels with 21 points on Sunday, including a crucial jumper with under 5 seconds to play, cutting the Virginia Tech lead down to 2.

But the Hokies stellar shooting from the free throw line, 15-of-18, propelled them to a 73-69 victory.

Next up for the Hokies is a road trip to take on Pittsburgh on Thursday, 7 p.m. tip.

About the Author:

Eric is no stranger to the Roanoke Valley. He is a Roanoke native and proud graduate of William Fleming High School.