BLACKSBURG, Va. – In a game it never trailed, Virginia Tech built a 22 point lead on No. 11 Georgia Tech on its way to a 73-63 victory.
Georgia Amoore led the Hokies in the scoring department with 21 points to go along with 6 assists. Elizabeth Kitley (18), Aisha Sheppard (12) and Kayana Traylor (14) also scored in double figures for the Hokies. Virginia Tech shot 52 percent from the field in the team’s third win over a ranked opponent this season. The other two wins came against Duke--both resulting in double-digit victories.
Hokies head coach Kenny Brooks quick to point out this win shouldn’t be considered an “upset”.
“We don’t feel that way. It’s not being overconfident we just know the type of team we are. I thought the team was locked in, tremendous for the full 40,” said Brooks.
“We just had the right mindset coming into this game that we could play with anyone. We proved that in the end, played a pretty complete game,” said Elizabeth Kitley. “We had some mishaps towards the end but we showed how solid of a team we are and how anyone can step up. We had a lot of people make big plays down the stretch.”
While Georgia Tech’s Lorela Cubaj dominated the glass for 14 rebounds, she was held to 11 points. Sara Bates added 17 points including five three-pointers while Lotta-Maj Lahtinen led in the scoring department with 21.
Virginia Tech has now won three consecutive games against Georgia Tech in Cassell Coliseum, improving its record to 18-6 overall, 10-3 in ACC play.