Virginia Tech women beats George Mason on the road

Hokie returns home 3-0 ahead of matchups at Cassell this week

Virginia Tech basketball (WSLS)

BLACKSBURG, Va. – Elizabeth Kitley secured a double-double with 23 points and 10 rebounds to help the Virginia Tech women’s basketball team knock off the George Mason Patriots 81-52 on the road Sunday.

In addition to Kitley’s impressive showing, the Hokies (3-0) were led by Aisha Sheppard, who had 16 points, seven rebounds and four assists, and by Cayla King, who added 15 points and two steals.

Virginia Tech grabbed 46 rebounds in Sunday’s game compared to George Mason’s 28, led by Kitley’s 10 boards. The Hokies also cleaned up the offensive glass, turning 13 rebounds into eight second chance points.

Virginia Tech forced 16 George Mason turnovers while committing 14 themselves in Sunday’s game. The Hokies turned those takeaways into 26 points on the other end of the floor. King’s two steals led the way for Virginia Tech.

How It Happened

After jumping out to an 11-10 advantage, Virginia Tech went on a 10-0 run with 4:09 left in the first quarter, culminating in a bucket from Azana Baines, to increase its lead to 21-10. The Hokies then lost some of that lead, but still entered the quarter break with a 21-13 advantage. Virginia Tech relied on its three-point shooting in the period, knocking down five shots to account for 15 of its 21 points.

Virginia Tech kept its first quarter lead intact before going on a 15-0 run starting at the 5:27 mark in the second period, highlighted by a bucket from Kitley, to increase its lead to 39-21, a score that would hold until halftime. Virginia Tech was strong from deep in the period, knocking down four three-point shots to account for 12 of its 18 points.

Virginia Tech continued to preserve its halftime lead before going on a 7-0 run, punctuated by a basket from Kitley, to expand its lead further to 53-30 with 2:03 to go in the third. Before the third period was over, the Hokies added two points to that lead and entered the fourth quarter with a 58-33 edge. Virginia Tech played well near the basket, scoring 12 of its 19 points in the paint.

Virginia Tech kept its lead intact before going on a 9-0 run to grow the lead to 77-47 with 3:37 to go in the contest. The Patriots narrowed the margin somewhat before the game was over, but the Hokies still cruised the rest of the way for the 81-52 win. Virginia Tech took advantage of its opportunities in the post, scoring 14 of its 23 points in the paint.

Game Notes

» Elizabeth Kitley notched an impressive double-double for the Hokies with 23 points and 10 rebounds.

» The Hokies shot well from three point range, knocking down 13 of 29 long range attempts.

» The Hokies held the Patriots to only 30.8 percent shooting from the field.

» The Hokies never trailed after taking a 21-13 first quarter lead.

» The Hokies shared the ball well, recording an assist on 75 percent of made field goals.

» Virginia Tech had a 46-28 edge on the boards in the win.

» The Virginia Tech defense forced 16 turnovers.

» Virginia Tech cleaned up on the offensive glass, collecting 13 offensive boards in the game.

» Elizabeth Kitley led the Hokies with a game-high 23 points.

» Virginia Tech got a game-high 10 rebounds from Elizabeth Kitley.

» Georgia Amoore’s nine assists are a career-high.

This article was created using technology provided by Data Skrive.