Virginia Tech held Radford University to only 19.3 percent shooting from the field and the Hokies took down the Highlanders 85-40 at home Sunday.
The Hokies (7-2) had four players score in double figures, led by Elizabeth Kitley, who recorded a double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds. Georgia Amoore tacked on 15 points and three blocks and Matilda Ekh chipped in as well with 12 points.
The Virginia Tech offense was strong from beyond the arc, knocking down eight threes on 27 attempts. Cayla King hit two treys for the Hokies in the contest.
The Hokies’ defense held Radford shooters to only 19.3 percent from the field, including 26.3 percent from three-point range. They also kept Ashlyn Traylor-Walker to 2-of-16 shooting in the game.
Virginia Tech started out the scoring by going on an 11-0 run, culminating in a bucket from Kitley, to take an early lead with 5:20 left in the first quarter. The Hokies then added seven points to that lead by the end of the period and entered the quarter break with a 22-4 advantage. Virginia Tech took advantage of five offensive rebounds to score seven second chance points out of 22 total in the period.
Virginia Tech kept its first quarter lead intact before going on an 8-0 run starting at the 1:22 mark in the second period to increase its lead to 48-22, a score that would hold until halftime. Virginia Tech saw non-starters score 11 of its 26 total points off the bench in the quarter.
Virginia Tech wasted no time building on its lead, going on a 19-0 run to expand its lead further to 67-22 with 2:48 to go in the third. Before the third period was over, the Hokies added one point to that lead and entered the fourth quarter with a 72-26 edge. Virginia Tech took advantage of seven Radford turnovers in the quarter, scoring 14 points off of takeaways.
The Hokies then held on for the victory in the fourth quarter. Virginia Tech took advantage of its opportunities in the post, scoring eight of its 13 points in the paint.
Elizabeth Kitley notched a double-double for the Hokies with 16 points and 13 rebounds.
Virginia Tech lit it up from beyond the arc, knocking down eight treys in the game.
The Hokies put together a stellar defensive performance, holding the Highlanders to only 19.3 percent shooting from the field.
The Hokies never trailed after taking a 22-4 first quarter lead.
Virginia Tech tallied 17 total assists in the game.
The Virginia Tech bench made an impact by scoring 30 points to its scoring output.
Virginia Tech had a 48-36 edge on the boards in the win.
The Virginia Tech defense forced 20 turnovers.
The Hokies were active in affecting shots on the defensive end, recording 12 blocks as a team.
Virginia Tech cleaned up on the offensive glass, collecting 20 offensive boards in the game.
Elizabeth Kitley led the Hokies with 16 points.
Elizabeth Kitley grabbed a game-high 13 rebounds to lead Virginia Tech and Clara Strack contributed 10.
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