Baptiste, Sheppard, complete defensive effort push Hokies past Boston College
Tech moves to 14-4 on the season with 70-49 victory Thursday night
(Freshman Elizabeth Kitley(Northwest Guilford High School) registered a second consecutive double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds and she showed off her range, scoring the first 3-pointer of her career.)
from VA Tech women’s basketball website:
BLACKSBURG – The Virginia Tech women’s basketball team improved to 4-3 in league play with a convincing 21-point victory over Boston College Thursday night on Carilion Clinic Court behind a 20-point performance from forward Trinity Baptiste off the bench. The win, Tech’s 14th, helps the Hokies tie the program’s best start to an ACC season and set a new record, as this marks the first time that Tech has won each of its first three ACC games at home in a season.
With the loss, Boston College’s record moves to 10-9 (3-5).
The Eagles scored the game’s first basket, but Tech would counter with an 11-1 run to take the lead and eventually control of the game and never look back. Lydia Rivers had back-to-back buckets in the post before Baptiste and Kitley added interior baskets to jumpstart the Hokies’ offense.
In the second quarter junior guard Aisha Sheppard got loose, hitting three triples, including an acrobatic four-point play that she converted to give Tech a 14-point lead just before the half.
Makayla Dickens led a charge by the Eagles out of the locker room by scoring seven straight points, part of her team-high 12, but ultimately Tech’s defense would be too much for Boston College who shot just 28.8% from the floor. They made just two of 16 attempts beyond the arc.
Baptiste, registered her fourth career 20-point game and first since dropping 20 on Maryland Eastern Shore in November. She was efficient in the post, going 9 of 12 and pulling down six rebounds.
Rivers finished with 10 points on 5 for 5 shooting and corralled four boards.