It was six days in between games for the No.15 Virginia Tech women’s basketball team since their disappointing 82-64 loss at LSU on Nov. 30 in the first ACC/SEC Challenge in Baton Rouge and their return to Cassell Coliseum against Long Island University Wednesday night.
Georgia Amoore registered 14 assists as she did a nice job of running the offense as the Hokies rolled to a 96-50 non-conference win over the Sharks. Virginia Tech jumped out to a 45-13 halftime lead and despite a sloppy third quarter that saw some unforced turnovers that led to easy Long Island baskets, the Hokies were never in danger and improved to 6-2. Here are some observations from a dominating victory.
Observations from Virginia Tech’s win over Long Island
- It was one of those games where Georiga Amoore wasn’t looking to score, but more of being a facilitator and setting up her teammates. She finished with 14 assists, including the 500th of her career. She also had 10 points on a pair of 3-pointers.
- Virginia Tech hit 17-pointers, their most ever at Cassell Coliseum and they had 29 assists, which was also a Cassell record.
- Cayla King was feeling it early from behind the 3-point line, including a nice step-back trey late in the first quarter. She finished 7-for-16 from beyond the arc where she scored all 21 of her points.
- Matilda Ekh didn’t waste time in setting the tone and getting things going as she knocked down a 3-pointer just nine seconds into the game to get the Hokies off and running. She finished with 13 points and three 3-pointers.
- Off the bench, freshman Carys Baker had a night with 18 points, going 7-for-9 from the field and 4-for-6 on 3-pointers. What was impressive was the way she shot the ball with confidence. She could be a nice contributor off the bench once ACC play begins.
- Freshman Clara Strack did not have a great night against LSU, fouling out in the first half, but she had a nice bounce-back game against the Sharks. She had 11 points and six rebounds, including a nice and-one basket in the first half.
- Elizabeth Kitley recorded yet another double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds along with two blocks.
The Hokies return to Cassell Coliseum Sunday afternoon for another non-conference game against Radford as December closes in on the halfway mark with ACC play just a couple of weeks away.