Liz Kitley(Northwest Guilford HS) with 27 points/Cayla King(Northwest Guilford HS) with 11 points leading the VA Tech Hokies to victory over Pitt

Kitley scores 27 as Hokies beat Pitt 75-65
Four Hokies in double figures Thursday night as VT moves to 6-1 in ACC play
Liz Kitley(Northwest Guilford High School) with 27 points/Cayla King(Northwest Guilford High School) with 11 points for the Virginia Tech Hokies…VA Tech-N.C. State coming up this Sunday….


BLACKSBURG, VA –Elizabeth Kitley hit a dagger shot with 1:22 left in the game to put Virginia Tech up 67-60, and the Hokies secured a 75-65 victory against the Pittsburgh Panthers at home Thursday.

The Hokies (14-4, 6-1) had four players score in double figures, led by Kitley, who had 27 points, seven rebounds and four assists. Georgia Amoore tacked on 14 points and five assists and Kayana Traylor helped out with 12 points and six rebounds.

Virginia Tech utilized fantastic ball movement in Thursday’s game, piling up 17 assists on 23 made field goals. Amoore’s five assists paced the Hokies.

Virginia Tech’s defense held Pittsburgh to only 36.2 percent shooting from the field.

How It Happened

After jumping out to a 13-8 advantage, Virginia Tech went on an 8-0 run with 4:26 left in the first quarter, culminating in a three from Traylor, to increase its lead to 21-8. The Hokies then lost some of that lead, but still entered the quarter break with a 23-15 advantage. Virginia Tech relied on its three-point shooting in the period, knocking down five shots to account for 15 of its 23 points.

Virginia Tech built that first quarter lead to 30-21 before going on a 7-0 run starting at the 5:08 mark in the second period, highlighted by a bucket from D’Asia Gregg, to increase its lead to 37-21. The Hokies proceeded to tack on three points to that lead and enjoyed a 46-27 advantage heading into halftime. Virginia Tech scored five of its 23 total points in the period on second chance opportunities created by pulling down two offensive rebounds.

After intermission, Virginia Tech held on to its advantage and owned a 61-46 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

Virginia Tech kept its lead intact before going on a 6-0 run to grow the lead to 75-65 with 15 seconds to go in the contest, a score which would hold for the rest of the game. Virginia Tech got up and down the court quickly in the quarter, scoring four fast break points.

Game Notes

» The Hokies held the Panthers to only 36.2 percent shooting from the field.
» The Hokies never trailed after taking a 23-15 first quarter lead.
» The Hokies put on a passing clinic, recording an assist on 74 percent of made field goals.
» Virginia Tech cleaned up on the offensive glass, collecting 11 offensive boards in the game.
» Elizabeth Kitley led the Hokies with a game-high 27 points.
» Virginia Tech got a game-high 12 rebounds from Azana Baines.