The Virginia Tech women’s basketball team downed the Wake Forest Demon Deacons 74-57 at home Sunday behind Elizabeth Kitley’s 12 field goals, making her the programs all-time leader in field goals made with 704.
The Hokies (16-3, 6-3) had three players score in double figures, led by Kitley, who secured a double-double with 28 points and 12 rebounds. Georgia Amoore tacked on 17 points and six assists and Taylor Soule added 16 points, eight rebounds, and five assists.
Tech shared the ball well in Sunday’s game, racking up 17 assists on 27 made field goals. Amoore’s six assists paced the Hokies.
The Hokies forced 16 Wake Forest turnovers while committing 10 themselves in the game. Tech turned those takeaways into 21 points on the other end of the floor. Kitley’s two steals led the way for Virginia Tech.
How It Happened
After falling behind 10-8 early, Virginia Tech went on a 6-0 run with 2:22 left in the first quarter, culminating in a bucket from D’Asia Gregg, to take a 14-10 lead, a score that would hold for the rest of the period. The Hokies did most of its first-quarter damage in the paint, scoring eight of its 14 points close to the basket.
Tech then went on a 9-0 run in the second period to increase its lead to 25-13. The Hokies enjoyed a 35-20 advantage heading into halftime. Tech was strong from deep in the period, knocking down three three-point shots to account for nine of its 21 points.
Virginia Tech continued to preserve its halftime lead before going on a 6-0 run, punctuated by a basket from Soule, to expand its lead to 45-29 with 5:28 to go in the third quarter. The Hokies finished the third period holding a 53-50 lead.
From there, Tech widened its lead to 61-54 in the fourth quarter before going on a 7-0 run, finished off by Kayana Traylor’s jumper, to grow the lead to 68-54 with 3:14 left to play. The Hokies then coasted the rest of the way to take the 74-57 win.
» The Hokies held the Demon Deacons to only 38.3 percent shooting from the field.
» The Hokies never trailed after taking the 14-10 first-quarter lead.
» Kitley, Amoore, and Soule combined to account for 82 percent of the Hokies’ points.
» Virginia Tech had a 37-27 edge on the boards in the win.
» Tech cleaned up on the offensive glass, collecting 13 offensive boards in the game.