Elizabeth Kitley(Northwest Guilford High School) with 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Virginia Tech Hokies and this was the first career double-double for Kitley, the VA Tech freshman….Cayla King, also from Northwest Guilford, with 6 points, to help the Hokies…..
Morgan Pointer, from Northwest Guilford High School, with 14 minutes played, with 1 rebound, 1 assist and 1 steal for the Gardner-Webb Lady Bulldogs….
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BLACKSBURG – 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.
The Runnin’ Bulldogs fell to 3-3 on the season.
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.
Tech held a four-point lead at halftime a product of their high shooting percentage (48%) but they also turned the ball over 13 times, allowing Gardner-Webb to hang around.
The Hokies were back to their best after the break, scoring 13 of the first 15 points in the third quarter and would not look back, leading by as many as 24 in the game.
Tech saw four players (Dara Mabrey 22, Elizabeth Kitley 18, Trinity Baptiste 17 and Aisha Sheppard 14) score in double figures.