No. 8 Hokies beat Camels 28-6 in opener on the mats
The eighth-ranked Hokies won eight matches over the Fighting Camels, including two bonus-point victories. MATCH HIGHLIGHTSMaking his dual debut, freshman Sam Hillegas won in convincing fashion, pinning his opponent Shannon Hanna in 4:17. The Pittsburgh product was a two-time Pennsylvania state champion before signing with the Hokies in November 2019. Sam Latona and Andy Smith won by decision in their dual debuts. Latona, a redshirt freshman, took a 5-3 decision while the freshman Smith won 12-7.
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.
Virginia Tech men’s basketball releases 2020-2021 ACC schedule
BLACKSBURG, Va. – The long await is over, as the ACC released its men’s basketball slate on Tuesday, with the Virginia Tech men’s basketball team playing 20 conference games, beginning on Dec. 15 in Cassell Coliseum versus Clemson. 4 Virginia on Jan. 30, No, 9 Duke on either Jan. 12-13 and No. 21 Florida State on either Feb. 9-10. They will play both the Cavaliers (Jan. 2) and Seminoles (Jan. 20) on the road, too, as well as No. Capacity at Cassell Coliseum for the upcoming season is currently set at 1,000 based on Commonwealth of Virginia regulations.
'Everybody is the same when they come together like this’: Special Olympics basketball tournament takes over Cassell Coliseum
BLACKSBURG, Va. – An important basketball game happened at Virginia Tech’s Cassell Coliseum on Sunday, but the Hokies never touched the court. Rather, Special Olympics Virginia’s Southwest Region basketball tournament attracted 25 teams around the region to Blacksburg. “Out of all of the places they play, Tech is their favorite place,” said April Alley, who coaches Pulaski County’s Special Olympics basketball team. “They love it.”Although Virginia Tech’s basketball team gave up the Cassell Coliseum court to the Special Olympics athletes, Hokie basketball players watched from the sidelines and cheerleaders helped the athletes make a glamorous entrance into the arena. The tournament kicks off a significant month for Special Olympics Virginia.
Hokies roll past Gardner-Webb 87-65 Sunday afternoon
BLACKSBURG, Va. – Four players registered double figures and Tech’s defense ramped up in the second half as the Hokies defeated Gardner-Webb 87-65 at Cassell Coliseum Sunday afternoon. The win, Tech’s eighth of the season, signaled the final home game of 2019, where the Hokies have now defeated 58 consecutive non-conference opponents. It wasn’t always a blowout on Carilion Clinic Court as Gardner-Webb started the game making shots, to which the Hokies had to respond and did so, leading by three after the first quarter. Carley Plentovich, and her sister Savannah kept the Bulldogs within arm’s reach as the pair combined for 34 points in the game. The Hokies will have 12 days between contests as the student-athletes complete fall exams.
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.
Virginia Tech Women's Basketball win big in season opener
With the win, head coach Kenny Brooks moves to 4-0 in season openers at Tech. The Hokies tied several Cassell Coliseum records recording 105 points, 44 field goals and 28 assists. Tech tied a school record with 28 assists at Cassell Coliseum. NEXT TIME ON CARILION CLINIC COURTTech will return to Carilion Clinic Court at Cassell Coliseum on Friday, November 15 at 7 PM on ACC Network Extra. Last season in Lynchburg, Tech earned a 72-61 victory over the Flames led by Dara Mabrey who scored 13 points in her first collegiate road game.