The Virginia Tech women’s basketball team did to Radford what they have done to the other teams this season at Cassell Coliseum in their non-conference games, they dominated early in the game and overpowered their opponent.
Virginia Tech held Radford to four points in the first quarter, they held the Highlanders without a field goal in the third quarter and Radford’s only four points came from the free throw line. The Hokies scored at least 22 points in three of the four quarters on their way to an 85-40 win.
Here are some observations after the Hoies improved to 7-2 and will now be off for a week before heading to Rutgers on Dec. 17 for a non-conference road game.
Observations from Virginia Tech overpowering Radford
- Another game, another double-double for senior Elizabeth Kitley. The center had 16 points and 13 rebounds. She hit several turnaround jump shots over the smaller Highlanders.
- Fresh off a 14-assist game against Long Island, Georgia Amoore had just three against Radford and tallied 15 points.
- Freshman guard Carleigh Wenzel continues to play well. She had 11 points against Radford, five assists, and four rebounds. She could be a big player off the bench for the Hokies once ACC play begins as she did a nice job of getting to the basket.
- Matilda Ekh was the other Hokie in double-figures with 12 points. She struggled from behind the arc going 2-for-6, but was able to battle through it to get to double figures.
- Freshman Carys Baker finished with nine points and four rebounds after her strong game against Long Island last week.
- Clara Strack played well off the bench with nine points and 10 rebounds. Eight of her rebounds were on the defensive end and like Wenzel, she could be a key contributor off the bench when ACC play begins.
- Ashlyn Traylor-Walker had 16 points for the Highlanders off the bench and grabbed five rebounds.
- Just how good was Virginia Tech’s defense? They held Radford to 11-for-57 from the field and 5-for-19 from behind the 3-point line. The Highlanders were 13-for-16 from the free-throw line.
- The Hokies shot 46.2% from the field (30-for-65) and were 8-for-27 on 3-pointers. They shot just 70.8% from the free-throw line (17-for-24). They turned the ball over 11 times, compared to 20 for the Highlanders.
Virginia Tech is off the rest of the week for exams and they will travel to Rutgers for an interesting non-conference game on Dec. 17.