It was not the best start for the Virginia Tech women’s basketball team against No. 3 Iowa Thursday night. The Hokies fell into a 13-4 hole but rallied to take the lead at the end of the quarter and it was Georgia Amoore who did the honors.
The senior guard knocked down three 3-pointers in the first quarter to help Virginia Tech battle back, but her best shot was saved for last. After the Hokies’ defense forced a shot-clock violation with 2.8 seconds remaining, Amoore let the inbounds pass roll toward mid-court before she picked it up and drained a half-court shot at the buzzer from the logo at the Spectrum Center. Her shot gave Virginia Tech an 18-15 lead.
It’s safe to say that Amoore’s shot set off a wild reaction on X from Virginia Tech fans.
Even Virginia Tech’s men’s basketball guard and sharpshooter Sean Pedulla reacted one night ahead of the Hokies game at the same Spectrum Center when they play SEC foe South Carolina.
Entering the game, Iowa sharpshooter Caitlin Clark got all the headlines, and rightfully so, but it was Georgia Amoore who stepped up and put on a clinic in the first quarter to give the Hokies the lead after the first 10 minutes and set off Virginia Tech X in the process.