Elizabeth Kitley(Northwest Guilford High School) with 13 points/7 rebounds and Cayla King(Northwest Guilford High School) with 12 points/8 rebounds, as VA Tech Hokie women top North Carolina Tar Heels, 68-65
BLACKSBURG, VA –Georgia Amoore scored 24 points to help lead the Virginia Tech women’s basketball team over the North Carolina Tar Heels 68-65 at home Sunday.
Amoore added six assists to her 24 point game to lead the Hokies (12-2, 2-2). Cayla King(Northwest Guilford High School) helped out with 12 points and eight rebounds and D’asia Gregg chipped in with a double double off the bench with 11 points and 10 rebounds.
Virginia Tech took advantage of fantastic ball movement in Sunday’s game, piling up 16 assists on 21 made field goals. Amoore’s six assists were the most for the Hokies and Kayana Traylor also added five assists of her own.
How It Happened
After falling behind 14-11, Virginia Tech went on a 5-0 run with 1:33 left in the first quarter to take a 16-14 lead, a score that would hold for the rest of the period. Virginia Tech relied on its three-point shooting in the period, knocking down three shots to account for nine of its 16 points.
North Carolina rallied to take a 35-31 lead before Virginia Tech went on a 6-0 run starting at the 1:02 mark in the second period to take a 37-35 lead, a score that would hold until halftime. Virginia Tech was strong from deep in the period, knocking down four three-point shots to account for 12 of its 21 points.
North Carolina then took a 43-37 lead following intermission before Virginia Tech went on a 9-0 run, punctuated by a three from Amoore, to grab a 46-43 lead with 3:46 to go in the third. Before the conclusion of the third period, the Tar Heels had cut into that lead somewhat, but the Hokies still entered the fourth quarter with a 53-51 edge. Virginia Tech knocked down three three-pointers in the quarter to score nine of its 16 total points.
The Hokies coasted to the win from there, increasing their margin of victory by outscoring the Tar Heels 15-14 in the fourth quarter. Virginia Tech fired away from deep in the quarter, knocking down two shots to account for six of its 15 points.
» D’asia Gregg notched a double-double for the Hokies with 11 points and 10 rebounds.
» Virginia Tech found success from three point land, knocking down 12 treys in the game.
» The Hokies put on a passing clinic, recording an assist on 76 percent of made baskets.
» Virginia Tech had a 38-29 edge on the boards in the win.
» Virginia Tech cleaned up on the offensive glass, collecting 12 offensive boards in the game.
» Georgia Amoore led the Hokies with a game-high 24 points.
» Virginia Tech got a game-high 10 rebounds from D’asia Gregg.
The Hokies will play host to the University of Virginia on Thursday Jan. 5. Tip is set for 7 p.m. ET and tickets are still available starting at just $5.