BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Georgia Amoore scored 22 points, Elizabeth Kitley added 12, and leading-seeded Virginia Tech rolled to a 58-33 victory more than No. 16 seed Chattanooga on Friday in the 1st round of the NCAA Tournament’s Seattle Area.
Kitley added 14 rebounds when Amoore hit 5 three-pointers for the Hokies (28-four), who won their 12th consecutive game.
Yazz Wazeerud-Din and Raven Thompson led Chattanooga (20-13) with ten points every single. The Moccasins had been held to their lowest point total of the season.
Virginia Tech, which is creating its third consecutive NCAA Tournament look, in no way trailed. The Hokies led by 1 late in the 1st quarter, but employed a 17- run bridging the 1st and second quarters to pull away. Amoore scored eight points in that run.
Chattanooga, which was creating its 1st NCAA Tournament look considering the fact that 2017, struggled against an aggressive Virginia Tech defense. The Moccasins created just six field targets in the 1st half and shot 28.six% (14 of 49) for the game.
Kayana Traylor had 12 points, and Taylor Soule completed with ten for the Hokies, who shot 47.9% (23 of 48).
Chattanooga: The Moccasins had a wonderful season beneath 1st-year coach Shawn Poppie, winning 20 games and taking the Southern Conference tournament championship. Prior to taking more than, he was an assistant for Kenny Brooks at Virginia Tech. The Mocs return most of their roster heading into subsequent season and will be a contender to win the league title once more.
Virginia Tech: Virginia Tech’s offense gets the accolades, but its defense has been its strength in its 12-game winning streak. The Hokies have held eight consecutive opponents to beneath 41% shooting from the floor and 11 of 12.
Virginia Tech: The Hokies will take on the Southern Cal-South Dakota State winner on Sunday.
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