Virginia Tech women sweep Virginia in women’s hoops Commonwealth Clash
The Virginia Tech women beat Virginia on Thursday 71-42 in the final meeting of the Commonwealth Clash. Aisha Sheppard had 20 points, 15 of them from the three point line. Georgia Amoore finished with 21 points. The Hokies move to 7-2 in the ACC, 15-5 overall.
Three Hokies score in double figures in Virginia Tech’s 69-52 victory against Virginia
Elizabeth Kitley notched a double-double with 24 points and 10 rebounds to help the Virginia Tech women’s basketball team beat the Virginia Cavaliers 69-52 at home Tuesday as the squad advanced to 5-1 in the ACC for the first time in program history.
Dancing in Texas: Virginia Tech defeats Marquette, 70-63
7 Virginia Tech defeated No. The win proved to be the Hokies’ first Tournament win since a First Round victory over Missouri in 2006. While Virginia Tech led the ACC in three point shooting, they shot a dismal 25 percent from beyond the arc. Seventh seeded Virginia Tech had a big contribution from Elizabeth Kitley--13 points, 3 rebounds and 2 blocks--to give them a 32-21 halftime lead over No. It’s also the first NCAA Tournament appearance for Virginia Tech since 2006 and first under head coach Kenny Brooks.
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 extends win streak to 5 on the hardwoods
BLACKSBURG, Va. – For the first time since Feb. 11 the Virginia Tech women’s team took to the court to battle Syracuse and the Hokies showed no signs of rust. “Really big win for us in so many different ways,” said head coach Kenny Brooks. Georgia Amoore and Cayla King each tallied 14 points in the Hokies 7th ACC win of the season. Sunday’s win also proved to be another milestone for the Hokies program-- 5 game ACC win streak for the first time ever. Head Coach Kenny Brooks now sits 2 wins shy of reaching 100 wins while coaching Virginia Tech.
Hokies earn third straight victory with 74-55 win at Pitt Thursday night
PITTSBURGH, PA – The Virginia Tech women’s basketball team earned its third successive victory Thursday night with a 74-55 win at Pitt. It was the fifth straight win over the Panthers for Kenny Brooks’ club. GAME NOTES•Virginia Tech is now 12-5 against the Panthers and have won five in a row in the series. •Kenny Brooks’ record moves to 96-56 at Virginia Tech and 433-178 in his career. •The starting lineup of Georgia Amoore, Aisha Sheppard, Cayla King, Azana Baines and Elizabeth Kitley accounted for 65 points.
Aluma, Sheppard named ACC Players of the Week
Virginia Tech's Keve Aluma (22) celebrates a score during the second half of the University of Virginia - Virginia Tech NCAA college basketball game in Blacksburg Va. Saturday January 30 2021. (AP Photo / MATT GENRTY, The Roanoke Times, Pool)BLACKSBURG, Va. – After turning in two double-doubles last week, Keve Aluma earned two prestigious awards on Monday, earning Jersey Mike’s Naismith Trophy Player of the Week and ACC Player of the Week. On the Women’s side of the ACC, Virginia Tech senior guard Aisha Sheppard has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, and Syracuse center Kamilla Cardoso is the ACC Freshman of the Week for the second consecutive week. 1/31/2021, UNC at VT, ACC women's basketball. On Sunday, the Alexandria, Virginia, native added 16 points and four assists, as Virginia Tech defeated North Carolina, 73-69.
Hokies take down Tar Heels for a second time this season
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. (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. “Really good win,” head coach Kenny Brooks said.
Virginia Tech women upset No. 2 NC State 83-71 in OT
BLACKSBURG, Va. – Kenny Brooks has won nearly 63% of his games since becoming the Virginia Tech women’s basketball coach in 2016. Aisha Sheppard scored 18 of her 28 points in overtime to help Virginia Tech upset No. Virginia Tech had never beaten an opponent ranked higher than No. That was the difference.”AdElizabeth Kitley added 17 points and 11 rebounds, and Azana Baines had 16 points for Virginia Tech. Virginia Tech: Hosts North Carolina on Sunday.
Virginia Tech women blow 14-point lead, lose to No. 2 NC State
N.C. State's Kayla Jones (25) pulls in a rebound from Virginia Tech's Elizabeth Kitley (33) during the second half of N.C. State’s 89-87 victory over Virginia Tech at Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh, N.C., Sunday, January 24, 2021. RALEIGH, NC – Center Elizabeth Kitley scored 30 points for the second time this season, and Aisha Sheppard added 24 but the Hokies were unable to hang on to a fourth quarter lead Sunday afternoon, ultimately falling 89-87 to the second-ranked NC State Wolfpack. The loss drops the Hokies to 7-7 (2-7) ahead of a second clash with the Wolfpack this Thursday at Cassell Coliseum. The Wolfpack fought back in the second quarter and went into the locker room holding a 47-41 advantage at the half thanks to a 10-3 run in the closing minutes. King finished with 12 points, Georgia Amoore added eight points and seven assists and Azana Baines scored seven points and pulled down eight rebounds.
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.
Hokies drop fourth straight on the road at Georgia Tech 56-54
ATLANTA, Ga. – Virginia Tech’s starting five- Aisha Sheppard, Cayla King, Azana Baines, Asiah Jones and Elizabeth Kitley- combined for 44 points on Sunday but turnovers and mistakes kept the Hokies from snapping a 3-game losing streak. Aisha Sheppard tried to set the tone early with 12 first half points, finishing with 20. “I thought we left opportunities on the table where we didn’t capitalize,” said head coach Kenny Brooks. “We’re not playing together right now and we’re not trusting each other enough and it’s showing. It’s showing at the worst time in the game.”“Minimize the mistakes that we make throughout the game because they’re becoming repetitive because we’re seeing it in multiple different films, multiple different games it’s the same mistakes,” said Hokies guard Aisha Sheppard.
Rust factor leads to second straight loss for Virginia Tech Women
Florida State's Sara Bejedi 5 is surrounded by Virginia Tech defenders before passing the ball during the forth quarter of an NCAA college basketball game in Blacksburg Va., Thursday, December 31 2020. Florida State won the game 73-63. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP, Pool)BLACKSBURG, Va. – In their first game in two weeks, the Virginia Tech women’s basketball team came up short to Florida State 73-63. Virginia Tech only trailed by 6 at halftime but was outscored 22-9 in the third quarter. Virginia Tech hopes to keep the rust off as they now have a week off before welcoming in No.
King’s career high 29 leads Hokies to initial ACC victory
BLACKSBURG, Va. – The Virginia Tech women’s basketball team was down early and trailed by as many as 11, but regrouped at halftime and earned an 88-71 victory over Pitt Thursday night on Carilion Clinic Court at Cassell Coliseum. The win moves the Hokies to 6-0 and 1-0 in the league. The Hokies are now 8-9 all-time in ACC openers and 9-8 in ACC home openersGAME NOTES•Virginia Tech is now 11-5 against the Panthers•Kenny Brooks’ record moves to 92-49 at Virginia Tech and 429-171 in his career. •King’s 29 points are a career-best as were her 37 minutes played, seven field goals and eight free throws made. NEXT TIME ON CARILION CLINIC COURT•The Hokies are back at Cassell Coliseum on Sunday December 20 to face Virginia.
Kitley’s career-best 30 points leads Hokies to 4-0 start
All-ACC performers Aisha Sheppard (19 points) and Elizabeth Kitley (30 points) led the way for the program’s 59th consecutive victory over non-conference opposition on Carilion Clinic Court. •Kenny Brooks’ record moves to 90-49 at Virginia Tech and 427-171 in his career. •The win was the Hokies’ 59th straight against non-conference opposition inside Cassell. •The bench accounted for 15 points against the Mountaineers, the best output of the young season for that group. •The 50 first half points represent the most Tech has scored in a half this season.
Virginia Tech women roll to 92-57 win over George Washington
Virginia Tech started the game on a 13-0 run that featured back-to-back baskets from Georgia Amoore, on their way to a 92-57 victory. As a team, Virginia Tech made 16 triples, tying a Cassell Coliseum record. Elizabeth Kitley recorded her third double-double this season with 16 points and 12 rebounds, shooting 7-of-7 from the field. The Hokies bench scored 20 points, the best thus far on the season. Virginia Tech will be back in Cassell Coliseum on Friday to host a 2-0 Appalachian State team, tip-off slated for 4 p.m. on ACC Network.
Sheppard sparks second half run as Hokies defeat Boilermakers 67-54 Thursday night
At the half, the teams were seperated by just two points, after the Hokies were held to their lowest total after 20 minutes. In the third, the Hokies scored the first nine points behind buckets from Taja Cole, Mabrey, Lydia Rivers, and Kitley. The Boilermakers would counter with a run of their own to keep the game close. The game tilted firmly in the favor of the Hokies in the third quarter when Aisha Sheppard sparked a 10-2 run with seven points of her own. The junior, who leads the team in scoring finished with 17, with 15 coming after the break.
Hokies pull away from Patriots late in 77-58 road victory
FAIRFAX, Va. - Courtesy of Virginia Tech Athletics:The Virginia Tech women's basketball team raced past George Mason 77-58 Sunday afternoon at EagleBank Arena, moving to 2-0 on the young season. The Patriots were led by Jacy Bolton who scored 15 points and added five rebounds. Mason threatened in the third quarter cutting the Hokies' advantage to single digits, but could get no closer than seven points. Four different Hokies were in double figures; Sheppard (22), Rivers (16), Mabrey (11) and Cole (11). Both teams had an assist to turnover ratio of 1.0 (Virginia Tech 14-14 and George Mason 11-11).