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Virginia Tech Women’s Basketball Weekly Recap

By Kyle Beene | December 11
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Carleigh Wenzel sets up the offense (Virginia Tech Athletics)

No. 15 Virginia Tech vs. Long Island University | Wednesday, December 6, 6:00 p.m. | Blacksburg, VA

Final: VT 98, LIU 50

The Hokies took out the anger of a six-spot drop on the AP Poll with a sizeable win over Long Island. 17 threes and 30 assists made for two new Cassell Coliseum records, following a strong pattern this year.

Tech finally got running. Play in transition was significantly better and faster than it had all year. Coach Kenny Brooks has stated this was an emphasis; the team made that incredibly apparent.

Cayla King hit seven threes, Georgia Amoore had 14 assists, and the Hokies cruised to a 48-point win. Carys Baker had a career-high 18 points, netting four threes.

No. 15 Virginia Tech vs. Radford | Sunday, December 10, 2:00 p.m. | Blacksburg, VA

Final: VT 85, Radford 40

The Hokies kept running just like they did against LIU, but the defense made the difference against Radford. The Highlanders couldn’t get any quality looks and failed to convert in totality. 19% from the field and 26% from three is not the way to win a game. Ashlyn Traylor-Walker was the only Radford player in double-digits, 11 of her 16 coming from the charity stripe.

Tech had four players in double-figures; Liz Kitley, Matilda Ekh, Carleigh Wenzel, and Amoore. Baker put in a solid 21 minutes, and Clara Strack was a point shy of a 10-10 double-double.

Takeaways from this Week

This team can be so, so good. Sure, they’ve lost two games, but they weren’t against some scrubs. It was both teams from last year’s NCAA Championship Game.

Having nine new players to get caught up is hard, but they’ve come along well. Strack and Baker have stood out as the two who might lead the team in the future. Wenzel has been solid off the bench too, and improving quickly.

It’s a promising sight to see this team get out and push the ball up the court relentlessly. They haven’t been putting in the effort there. It’ll make a huge difference when Virginia Tech inevitably plays more championship-caliber teams like No. 3 NC State down the line.

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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