Northwest Guilford HS kids, Kitley and King, are now all grown up, and 2023 ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament Champions

Elizabeth Kitley and Cayla King, from Northwest Guilford HS are ACC Champions, with VA Tech Women defeating Louisville, 75-67, at the Greensboro Coliseum, on this Sunday afternoon…

Kitley and King, “How ’bout them Hokies”2023 ACC Tournament Champions

Liz Kitley and Cayla King both with two key free throws each, down the stretch for the VA Tech women…Kitley finishes with 20 points, and 5 rebounds…King with four big points, and 7 huge rebounds, for the Hokies…Liz Kitley was 8-9 from the free throw line for Tech, and Cayla King was a perfect 2-2, at the charity stripe for the Hokies….Kitley also blocked two Louisville shots in the contest, and King’s defense vs. the Louisville Cardinals was super impressive today, at the Greensboro Coliseum…

Tournament MVP was Georgia Ammore, who had 25 points today in the Championship contest…Three 3’s for Ammore today, and she was 10-10 from the free throw line…

More on the way….VA Tech Women’s Basketball Team, 2023 ACC Tournament Champions….

Hokies are 2023 Ally ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament champions!
Virginia Tech defeated Louisville 75-67 for first ACC Tournament title in program history

GREENSBORO, NC – The Virginia Tech women’s basketball team made history Sunday afternoon in the Greensboro Coliseum, defeating Louisville 75-67 to claim its first ACC Tournament title.

Georgia Amoore collected 25 points and Elizabeth Kitley(Northwest Guilford HS) added 20 to lead the Hokies to the tournament crown and clinch an automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament.

The Hokies (27-4) entered the tournament as the No. 3 seed and defeated Miami (Fla.), Duke and Louisville en route to a league tournament championship.

Tech’s defense was fantastic yet again, holding Louisville shooters to only 37.3 percent from the field. The Hokies also kept Hailey Van Lith to 4-of-17 shooting in the game behind a stellar effort from Cayla King(Northwest Guilford HS).

How It Happened
After playing to a 14-14 tie early in the game, Virginia Tech went on a 7-0 run with 2:15 left in the first quarter, culminating in a three from Amoore, to take a 21-14 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 21 points.

Virginia Tech kept its first quarter lead intact before going on a 5-0 run starting at the 7:01 mark in the second period, highlighted by a three from Amoore, to increase its lead to 30-18. The Cardinals cut into that lead, but the Hokies still enjoyed a 38-28 advantage heading into halftime.

After intermission, Virginia Tech held on to its advantage and owned a 51-44 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Virginia Tech played well near the basket, scoring eight of its 13 points in the paint.

Virginia Tech started tacking on points in the fourth almost immediately, going on a 7-0 run, finished off by Soule’s jumper, to grow the lead to 58-44 with 7:52 to go in the contest. The Cardinals narrowed the margin somewhat before the game was over, but the Hokies still cruised the rest of the way for the 75-67 win. Virginia Tech pulled down three offensive rebounds to score five second chance points out of 24 total in the period.

Game Notes
» The Hokies never trailed after taking a 21-14 first quarter lead.
» Amoore, Kitley and Taylor Soule combined to account for 77 percent of the Hokies points.
» Virginia Tech had a 35-34 edge on the boards in the win.
» Virginia Tech got a team-high seven rebounds from Cayla King.
» Amoore made 14 three-pointers during Tech’s three games in Greensboro, setting a new tournament record and clinching tournament MVP honors.

Up Next
With an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament secured, the Hokies will wait to learn what their path to the Final Four will look like during the Selection Show next Sunday, March 12. Fans are invited to attend a free watch party in Cassell Coliseum that evening, with doors opening at 7 p.m. ET before the event begins at 7:30 p.m.