Cayla King(Northwest Guilford HS) sets Virginia Tech Women’s Basketball Program record with 9 made three’s vs. Mount St. Mary’s

Nine three-pointers and a total of 33 points for Cayla King, from Northwest Guilford High School, as she led the Va. Tech Hokies past Mt. Saint Mary’s, 101-45, on Monday night…It was 18 points, 9 rebounds and 6 blocks for Elizabeth Kitley, the senior center for the Hokies, also from Northwest Guilford HS

BLACKSBURG, VA — Cayla King sets a program record with nine made three’s on the way to a 101-45 win against the Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers at home Monday.

The Hokies (1-0) had five players score in double figures, led by King, who had 33 points. Elizabeth Kitley tacked on 18 points, nine rebounds and six blocks and Taylor Soule chipped in as well with 14 points and four steals.

Soule pulled down four offensive rebounds to lead an offense that racked up second chance opportunities for Virginia Tech, grabbing 13 boards and turning them into 19 second chance points.

Virginia Tech’s defense held Mount St. Mary’s to only 26.8 percent shooting from the field, including 24.2 percent from beyond the arc. The Hokies also limited Isabella Hunt to 3-of-12 shooting and six points in the game.

How It Happened

After jumping out to a 3-2 advantage, Virginia Tech went on a 20-0 run with 6:51 left in the first quarter, culminating in a three from King, to increase its lead to 23-2. The Hokies then lost some of that lead, but still entered the quarter break with a 23-5 advantage. Virginia Tech relied on its three-point shooting in the period, knocking down four shots to account for 12 of its 23 points.

Virginia Tech kept its first quarter lead intact before going on a 12-0 run starting at the 8:12 mark in the second period, highlighted by a three from Georgia Amoore, to increase its lead to 37-10. The Mountaineers cut into that lead, but the Hokies still enjoyed a 43-19 advantage heading into halftime. Virginia Tech forced six Mount St. Mary’s turnovers in the period and turned them into eight points.

Following intermission, Virginia Tech continued to expand its advantage, pushing it to 54-29 before going on a 12-0 run, punctuated by a basket from Kayana Traylor, to expand its lead further to 66-29 with 2:01 to go in the third. Before the conclusion of the third period, the Mountaineers had cut into that lead somewhat, but the Hokies still entered the fourth quarter with a 68-37 edge. Virginia Tech took advantage of six Mount St. Mary’s turnovers in the quarter, scoring eight points off of takeaways.

Virginia Tech kept widening that lead, expanding it to 84-42 before going on a 17-0 run, finished off by Charlise Dunn’s three, to grow the lead to 101-42 with 1:20 to go in the contest. The Mountaineers narrowed the margin somewhat before the game was over, but the Hokies still cruised the rest of the way for the 101-45 win. Virginia Tech fired away from deep in the quarter, knocking down six shots to account for 18 of its 33 points.

Game Notes

» The Hokies made half of their attempts from three point range, knocking down 14 of 28 shots.
» The Hokies held the Mountaineers to only 26.8 percent shooting from the field.
» The Hokies never trailed after taking a 23-5 first quarter lead.
» Virginia Tech tallied 21 total assists in the game.
» Cayla King was deadly from behind the three point line, knocking down nine treys.
» Five Virginia Tech players scored 10 or more points.
» The Hokies turned 24 turnovers into 34 points on the offensive end.
» Virginia Tech had a 45-23 edge on the boards in the win.
» The Virginia Tech defense forced 24 turnovers.
» The Hokies were active in affecting shots on the defensive end, tallying seven blocks as a team.
» Virginia Tech cleaned up on the offensive glass, collecting 13 offensive boards in the game.
» Cayla King led the Hokies with a game-high 33 points.
» Virginia Tech got a game-high nine rebounds from Elizabeth Kitley.