Kitley and Amoore help Hokies past Wolfpack

THE VIRGINIA Tech Hokies ground their way past the North Carolina State Wolfpack earlier today, with the result secured thanks to a pair of magnificent offensive performances from two of their starters.

Guard and Australian native Georgia Amoore, and tall Elizabeth Kitley were the catalysts for Virginia Tech’s offensive explosion, with the duo tormenting the Wolfpack defence across all four quarters as the Hokies emerged 73-61 winners.

It was Virginia Tech’s first win at the Wolfpack’s home venue in its last 13 attempts, and improved to 19-4 on the season, meanwhile, North Carolina State drop to 16-6, and will need to lift to match it with the top sides.

Virginia Tech Hokies (73) def. N.C. State Wolfpack (61)

Georgia Amoore – 27 points, three rebounds, six assists
Elizabeth Kitley – 25 points, 14 rebounds, three blocks

The duo of Amoore and Kitley were the defining factor in the match, hurting the opposition with their fluidity on the offensive end, particularly in the second half.

In the final two quarters, the pair combined for 31 of the Hokies’ 34 points, completely taking over the match and steering Virginia Tech to victory. They also scored all 15 of their side’s points in the fourth quarter, emphasising how big of an impact they had on the match.

Amoore’s performance was a career-best outing, having never reached that total of points in her short career. She shot 11/21 from the field, doing her best work from behind the three-point line where she nailed five of her 11 attempts, doing her best work in the second half to help seal the result.

Kitley set the tone early for the Hokies, recording a statline of 14 points and eight rebounds in the first half alone. She finished the match with 25 points and 14 boards on 9/15 shooting from the field, while going 7/8 from the free throw line.

She also had three blocks, protecting the paint in fine fashion as the North Carolina Tech offence failed when the ball was passed into the paint. Of her 14 rebounds, six were on the offensive end, as Kitley got ideal position either from her own miss or her teammates’ wayward shots, punishing the opposition with a number of second chance points.

The duo were unstoppable at times throughout the 13-point win on the road, and will play a huge role in the Hokies’ aspirations of climbing the rankings in the coming weeks.

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