Virginia Tech women win 6th straight ACC game
Virginia Tech's Aisha Sheppard (2) and head coach Kenny Brooks celebrate after an NCAA college basketball game against North Carolina State in Blacksburg, Va., Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP, Pool)The Virginia Tech women continued their conference win streak with a 70-64 road victory over Clemson. The win is the Hokies 6th straight in ACC play. Elizabeth Kitley had 24 and Aisha Sheppard had 27 in the victory. The Hokies move to 13-7 overall, 8-7 in the ACC.
Virginia Tech women lose another close one in conference play
Virginia Tech's Aisha Sheppard (2) shoots over Notre Dame's Abby Prohaska (12) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Blacksburg Va. Thursday January 21 2021. (AP Photo / MATT GENRTY, The Roanoke Times, Pool)Blacksburg, Va. – The Virginia Tech women of coach Kenny Brooks are clearly getting sick of this “close but no cigar” routine. Virginia Tech would storm back to get the game within 2 at 60-58 with more than a minute remaining, but couldn’t finish. We just have to find a way to win,” guard Aisha Sheppard says. The Virginia Tech women are back in action Sunday afternoon when they travel to NC State.
Virginia Tech women snap losing skid with win at North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC – Sophomore center Elizabeth Kitley had a huge second half, finishing with 18 points and 14 boards overall as Virginia Tech snapped a four-game skid with a 66-54 win at North Carolina. “To be able to come away, finish, get away and get a win here in an historic arena is always good so I’m very proud of our kids,” Virginia Tech women’s basketball coach Kenny Brooks said. Cayla King had 15 points, including five 3-pointers for Virginia Tech. Aisha Sheppard added 15 points, while Georgia Amoore had 12 points and seven assists. The Virginia Tech women are set to host Wake Forest Sunday afternoon at Cassell Coliseum.
Virginia Tech women battle #2 Louisville to the wire
Blacksburg, Va. – Dana Evans scored 22 points, including four in the final 1:07, and No. 2 Louisville slipped past Virginia Tech 71-67. Hailey Van Lith added 15 points, including two free throws with 4.2 seconds left to seal the win. Aisha Sheppard paced Virginia Tech with 20 points. The Hokies rallied from a 16-point first-half deficit to take the lead, but couldn’t hold on and lost their third straight.