3 takeaways from Virginia Tech women's basketball win over Georgia Tech

Elizabeth Kitley, Georgia Amoore, and Olivia Summiel led the Virginia Tech women's basketball team to a win over Georgia Tech Thursday night.
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Before the Virginia Tech women's basketball team hosted Georgia Tech Thursday night at Cassell Coliseum, it was announced that Georgia Amoore and Cayla King were both starting for the Hokies. It was Amoore's first game action in seven days after she was injured at Duke diving on the floor for a loose ball and elbowed by accident in the head. King was injured in the fourth quarter of Tech's win over Clemson Sunday at home. Both players were cleared and it was good having both back.

Amoore played her usual strong game and Elizabeth Kitley went 8-for-8 from the field in the opening quarter as the Hokies grabbed an early lead and never looked back at beating the Yellow Jackets. Here are three takeaways after Virginia Tech improved to 15-4 overall and 6-2 in the ACC. Georgia Tech fell to 13-7 and 4-4 in the ACC.

1. Georgia Amoore have a night

Georgia Amoore
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Once it was announced that Amoore was going to start, it was going to be interesting to see what she looked like after missing a week of game action. As expected, it didn't bother her. She didn't look like a player who had not played in a game for a week. She finished with 24 points and made nine of 16 shots, including four of seven 3-pointers. She also had 13 assists, including a nice length of the court run under the offensive basket, up the lane, and hit a turnaround elbow jumper. It was good to see her back.

2. Another Kitley double-double

Elizabeth Kitley
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Kitley failed to finish with a double-double, scoring a game-high 29 points, it was her work at the offensive end that was impressive. She made all eight first-quarter field goals, she was 13-for-20 from the field and had nine rebounds. She altered shots at the basket and had two blocks. Just a normal night for the two-time ACC Player of the Year.

3. Olivia Summiel has strong game

Georgia Amoore, Olivia Summiel
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Kenny Brooks inserted Olivia Summiel into the lineup for her defense and the senior had one of her better nights of the season. In 26 minutes, she had 12 points, nine rebounds, seven on the defensive end, and one block. She hit two 3-pointers and grabbed a key offensive rebound late in the second quarter and fed Amoore for an elbow jumper to give the Hokies a nine-point lead. She made the most of her opportunity in the starting lineup for Virginia Tech.

Things are going to get harder for Virginia Tech who heads to No. 22 Syracuse Sunday for a big ACC road game before returning home to host Virginia in the women's version of the Commonwealth Clash.