Amoore makes historical past in Tech’s 58-33 win over Chattanooga – Virginia Tech Athletics

BLACKSBURG — Georgia Amoore scored a game-high 22 points and set the program’s single-season 3-point record in Virginia Tech’s 58-33 victory over Chattanooga within the first round of the 2023 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament inside Cassell Coliseum.
Amoore led 4 Hokies (28-4) in double-figure scoring to propel Tech into the second round the place it’s going to await the nine seed South Dakota State on Sunday. The junior guard related on 5 of 8 from downtown to maneuver her season total to 99, surpassing Aisha Sheppard’s 2021-22 season complete of 96.
The Hokies, who won their 12th straight sport, advance to the second spherical for the second time in three years and ninth time general.
Chattanooga, the Southern Conference champion and No. 16 seed, ends its season at 20-13 underneath first-year head coach and former Tech associate head coach Shawn Poppie. Yazz Wazeerud-Din and Raven Thompson led the Mocs in the scoring column with 10 factors apiece.
Tech’s protection was tenacious all evening, holding the Mocs to a season-low point total. The Hokies limited Chattanooga to 28.6% taking pictures whereas forcing the visitors into 15 turnovers.
The Hokies commanded the paint for a 32-18 benefit and out-rebounded the Mocs, 38-22. ACC Player of the Year Elizabeth Kitley finished with 12 factors and 14 rebounds for her 20th double-double of the season. Kayana Traylor and Taylor Soule additionally reached double figures with 12 and 10, respectively.


How it Happened

» Amoore and Kitley combined for 16 of the Hokies’ 18 factors within the first quarter on 6 of 9 shooting between the two

» Leading 9-8 with 4:23 to go in the opening stanza, the Hokies rattled off a 17-0 run to construct a 26-8 advantage with 5:10 to go within the second quarter

» The Hokies clamped down on Chattanooga, not allowing a area objective for over nine minutes of sport time through the 17-0 run

» Amoore’s stepback trey with 3:07 in the second quarter broke the program’s single-season 3-pointers made report and established a 29-13 Tech lead

» Tech built a 31-16 benefit at the half, led by Amoore (13) and Kitley (10)

» The Hokies outscored the Mocs 11-9 within the third body to take a 42-27 lead into the final 10 minutes



Game Notes
» VT is 6-0 in opposition to Chattanooga all-time and improved to 10-11 in NCAA Tournament video games (12 appearances)
» Tech advances to the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the second time in three years and ninth time overall
» The Hokies gained their 12th consecutive recreation – their longest win streak since VT won 15 straight to open the Kenny Brooks era
» Tech earned its 28th victory of the season, tying a program document set in 1998-99
» VT recorded its 15th win inside Cassell this season, tying a program record for most in a single season (achieved 3 times prior: 2017-18, 2001-02 and 1998-99)
» Georgia Amoore set the single-season program document for 3-pointers made with 99, surpassing former teammate Aisha Sheppard’s 96
» Tech is a No. 1 seed for the primary time in program history and hosted an NCAA Tournament sport for the primary time since March 23, 2004 vs. Penn State
» Georgia Amoore topped the 20-point plateau for the 11th time this season, finishing with a game-high 22 points on 8 of 17 shooting
» Elizabeth Kitley notched her 20th double-double of the season behind 12 points and 14 rebounds
» The Hokies held their fifth straight opponent to under 40% shooting
» Chattanooga’s 33 factors have been a season low (previous low was 39 at Tennessee on Dec. 6)

Gallery: (3-17-2023) WBB: NCAA First Round vs. Chattanooga


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