3 takeaways from Virginia Tech beating Miami behind an insane second-half from Georgia Amoore

The Hokies advanced to the ACC Tournament semifinals thanks to Georgia Amoore.
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When the Virginia Tech women's basketball team took the floor at the Greensboro Coliseum Friday afternoon for their ACC Tournament against Miami, the 11th-ranked Hokies did so without Elizabeth Kitley. Before the game, head coach Kenny Brooks ruled her out of the ACC Tournament this weekend, but there is still hope for her to return for the NCAA Tournament.

Without the three-time ACC Player of the Year, it was a struggle for the top-seeded Hokies, but thanks to point guard Georgia Amoore, the Hokies played a strong fourth quarter and rode the hot hand of Amoore for a win over the ninth-seeded Hurricanes to advance to the semifinals Saturday at noon after the Irish survived a late rally from Louisville to win the opening game Friday.

Here are three takeaways from the Hokies victory over the Hurricanes.

Clara Strack steps up

Rose Micheaux started in place of Kitley, but freshman Clara Strack subbed shortly after the game started and she played well. She had eight first-half points and finished with 10 with five rebounds. She was able to finish around the basket as well as knocking down a couple of mid-range jumpers. As the season has gone along, she has stepped up and she looked more confident as the game went along. She also finished with two blocks and change some shots around the basket in an area that was key against the Miami bigs.