Blacksburg, Va. – The Virginia Tech girls’s basketball workforce erased an eight-point Yellow Jacket lead within the second half and went on to assert a 64-61 victory in extra time Thursday night time on Carilion Clinic Court docket at Cassell Coliseum. With the victory, the Hokies enhance to 18-6 on the season and 8-5 within the ACC, tied for fourth within the league standings. “Excellent win for us,” head coach
Kenny Brooks acknowledged in his postgame press convention. “I’m very excited for the youngsters.The massive image is that we’re tied for fourth. I feel we’re one sport behind Florida State. It’s not concerning the NCAA Match. It’s not about something apart from controlling our personal future. We need to get the fourth spot. We’re in place to do this if we simply win. We don’t need assistance from anybody else. Our thought course of is we simply handle enterprise one sport at a time to attempt to get that fourth spot. Then all the things else will handle itself.” Georgia Tech fell to 16-9 (7-7). After a sluggish opening quarter by way of scoring, the Jackets took management of the sport with a 10-Zero run within the second behind consecutive buckets from Francesca Pan, Kierra Fletcher and Lorela Cubaj. The Hokies traded baskets till the halftime buzzer when Cayla King hit a shot from nicely past the arc that fell in to chop the Jackets’ benefit to 6 factors. Popping out of the break, Virginia Tech went on an 11-2 run fueled by the long-range capturing of guards Aisha Sheppard and Dara Mabrey.
Sheppard, the Hokies’ main scorer was held scoreless all through the primary half, however would reply with 5 triple and 17 factors within the second to guide the workforce. Georgia Tech held a five-point benefit after Lotta-Maj Lahtinen scored a layup with 1:31 on the clock, however that was all that the Jackets may muster as Elizabeth Kitley knocked down two huge free throws after which the Hokies bought the ball yet another time to attract up a play. Out of the timeout, Sheppard was discovered on the wing by Kitley and the junior from Alexandria, Virginia drained it to tie the ballgame at 55, the rating after regulation. Within the additional body,
Dara Mabrey scored the opening bucket, adopted by 5 consecutive factors from Sheppard and free throws would salt away this system’s eighth ACC win. Ahead Lydia Rivers almost tallied a double-double with eight factors and a team-best 13 rebounds and level guard Taja Cole got here near a triple-double once more, ending with eight factors, eight rebounds and eight assists within the sport. The Yellow Jackets have been led by 19 factors from Pan and guard Fletcher registered a double-double with 17 factors and 13 rebounds.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
- Virginia Tech received the battle within the paint 30-22.
- The Hokies had 14 second probability factors, the product of 10 offensive rebounds.
- The Hokies pressured 20 turnovers and turned these into 21 factors on the opposite finish of the ground.
- The Yellow Jackets have been Three of 10 from past the arc whereas the Hokies have been 9 for 20.
- Aisha Sheppard scored in double figures for the 22nd time in 24 video games this season together with her 17 in opposition to Georgia Tech. She continues to guide the workforce at 15.Eight factors per sport. Sheppard has hit a 3-pointer in 31 consecutive video games, courting again to January 29, 2019, a college report. After climbing to second place all-time at Virginia Tech in 3’s final week, she added 5 extra to her tally which now stands at 206.
- Tech used the identical beginning lineup for the 16th straight sport – Cole, Mabrey, Sheppard, Rivers and Kitley.
NEXT TIME ON THE HARDWOOD•Tech will head to Winston-Salem, North Carolina to tackle the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at 2 p.m. on ACC Community Further.•The Hokies lead the all-time collection 15-13 and have received 5 of the final six.•The 2 golf equipment met twice final season, in back-to-back video games because the Deacons traveled to Cassell Coliseum for the ultimate sport of the common season, a 69-57 triumph for Tech. The subsequent week, the 2 have been matched up within the first spherical of the ACC Match on the Greensboro Coliseum, a sport that Tech received handedly 85-63. Taylor Emery scored 26 factors and forwards Regan Magarity (22 factors, 14 rebounds) and Trinity Baptiste(12 factors, 15 rebounds) each recorded double-doubles.
NEXT TIME ON CARILION CLINIC COURT•The Hokies are again at Cassell Coliseum on Sunday, February 23 to play host to the Virginia Cavaliers. Tipoff on ACC Community Further is about for 7 p.m.•Within the season’s first assembly, Tech earned a 69-61 victory at John Paul Jones Enviornment behind a balanced offensive assault that noticed all 5 starters report double figures.
Dara Mabrey led the squad with 15 factors, together with a memorable 3-pointer from the emblem because the shot clock wound down from an out of bounds play underneath the basket. The Hokies outrebounded the Cavaliers 41-30 and went 18-22 from the free throw line.
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