Elizabeth Kitley(Northwest Guilford High School) flirted with her first double-double, scoring 17 points and also corralling nine boards, as the Virginia Tech women’s basketball knocked off Davidson, 88-68, on Sunday….Cayla King(Northwest Guilford HS) added 4 rebounds and 1 assist for the VA Tech Hokies, in 25 minutes of action….
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Hokies move to 5-0 ahead of trip to Daytona Beach
BLACKSBURG – Four Hokies were in double figures Sunday, led by sophomore Dara Mabrey’s 18 and the Virginia Tech women’s basketball team outpaced Davidson 88-68 Sunday afternoon on Carilion Clinic Court at Cassell Coliseum.
With the win, the Hokies move to 5-0 for the fourth consecutive season under Kenny Brooks and the ninth time in the program’s history.
Davidson fell to 4-2.
In what felt like a track meet in the first half, the teams but up a combined 91 points, with the Hokies holding a 17-point advantage. Tech had hit 19 of its first 29 shots from the floor, which included connecting on all four shots from beyond the arc to lead them to the advantage.
Tech’s backcourt had a stellar afternoon with Mabrey leading the club in points for the first time in 2019-20, but also seeing Aisha Sheppard score 17, and Taja Cole added nine. The Hokies have come to expect around 40 points per game from the starting trio, but saw a slight uptick thanks in part to Cole’s aggressive moves towards the basket. The grad student had a season high eight field goal attempts.
The pace slowed in the second half, with neither team grasping momentum.
Elizabeth Kitley(Northwest Guilford High School) flirted with her first double-double, scoring 17 points and also corralling nine boards. Off the bench Lydia Rivers made her impact felt in a lot of areas, scoring just six points but recording eight rebounds, three assists, three blocks and two steals.
As a team, Tech had nine blocks, the most in a single contest this season.
Davidson’s Sarah Donovan was the game’s high scorer with 25. She also had 11 rebounds.
NEXT TIME ON THE HARDWOOD
•The Hokies are traveling to Daytona Beach, Florida to participate in the Daytona Beach Invitational with games against Belmont Friday, Nov. 29 and Georgia on Saturday, Nov. 30.