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This Week in WBB

By Kyle Beene | November 13
Georgia Amoore initiates the offense (Will Trent)

No. 8 Virginia Tech vs. High Point | Monday, November 6 | Cassell Coliseum, Blacksburg, VA

Final: VT 94, High Point 55

The No. 8 Hokies led the Virginia Tech 1-2 punch on Monday night in Cassell, claiming a blowout 94-55 win over High Point before the men took on Coppin State.

Liz Kitley shined with a 27-point, 11-rebound double-double. Fresh off her second ACC Player of the Year award, Kitley had two blocks to compliment her already impressive stat line. The center dominated in her 26 minutes on the court.

Georgia Amoore and Cayla King ran the offense with 28 points and 12 assists combined. The two seniors showed their prowess in the position, getting everyone involved. All 10 Hokies that took the floor scored points, a sign of a good team that moves the ball.

Matilda Ekh, who transferred from Michigan State, also had a great game in her first outing in maroon and orange. Ekh had 15 points and a steal, a great addition to the team in the absence of Kayana Traylor and Taylor Soule, who both entered the WNBA Draft after last year’s Final Four run.

No. 8 Virginia Tech vs. No. 3 Iowa | Thursday, November 9 | Spectrum Center, Charlotte, NC

Final: VT 76, Iowa 80

Tech went to face off with Iowa and the Caitlin Clark show, ultimately getting edged out 80-76. Stopping Clark was impossible, as she went off for 44 points.

Georgia Amoore was the star of the Hokies offense, ending with a career-high 31. She was the only VT player truly on her A-game.

The team struggled to hit shots down the stretch, constantly fighting to even up the score. Matilda Ekh had an extra tough night shooting, finishing 3-11 and 1-7 from 3PT. Kitley didn’t make much noise after hitting the first two shots until a stretch of points in the fourth.

Carleigh Wenzel was a bright spot on the defensive side, doing her part to keep Clark in check. However, Wenzel got into foul trouble, and Clark took advantage of it. Near the end, Wenzel would end up fouling out as the team tried to stretch out the game.

This Week's Takeaways

The team should be really good. An extremely close loss to Iowa with so many players struggling, you’ve got to feel confident about this season. As the team continues to mesh and everyone figures out their shot, the Hokies will dominate. I expect them to move up in the rankings later in the season and win the ACC. Another deep run in March wouldn’t be a surprise with the level and depth of talent on the roster.

Me Ronnie

Born into a family of Hokies, I can remember watching Frank Beamer and Tyrod Taylor on Saturdays with the family, so attending VT was always the dream. 


In 2020, I began my time at Virginia Tech in the Sports Media Analytics program and eventually joined the Sons in January of 2023 as the softball beat writer. Now, I’ve got football, basketball, and baseball coverage, plus you’ll see some of my photographs in articles throughout the website. 


Graduation is on the horizon, but I can’t wait to come back in the fall to begin my Master’s and continue working with the team!


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