GAMEDAY Womens Basketball

Virginia Tech 65, Duke 54

Associated Press

DURHAM, N.C. - Elizabeth Kitley had 19 points and 12 rebounds and Aisha Sheppard hit three fourth-quarter 3-pointers as Virginia Tech beat No. 16 Duke 65-54.

The Hokies swept Duke for the first time in a season series after having beaten the Blue Devils 77-55 on Dec. 30. It's also their third straight win over the Blue Devils, who hold a 27-6 advantage all-time in the series, and Kenny Brooks' 450th victory as a head coach.

Kitley, who had 27 points and 13 rebounds in the first over Duke this season, collected her sixth straight double-double and 28th of her career. Sheppard finished with 13 points and Georgia Amore 10 for the Hokies (12-4, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference). Azana Baines grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds to go with eight points.

Elizabeth Balogun scored 15 points, Miela Goodchild had 12 points and 11 rebounds for her first career double-double and Shayeann Day-Wilson added 10 points for Duke (11-3, 2-2).

Virginia Tech briefly gave up a lead early in the fourth quarter but then went on an 14-4 run including five points from Kayana Traylor, a pair of 3-pointers by Sheppard and a three-point play by Kitley for a 10-point edge. It was the first double-digit lead of the game, with two minutes remaining.

Duke didn't take its first lead until the second quarter and scored the final seven of the period to lead 32-25 at the break. Duke kept that lead most of the third period before the Hokies closed the quarter on an 11-5 run capped by Cayla King's 3-pointer to lead 46-44.


Virginia Tech
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
E. Kitley C 38 8-19 3-5 0-1 4-12 2 2 2 2 2 19
C. King G 35 3-8 0-1 2-6 1-1 1 0 1 0 2 8
A. Sheppard G 33 4-12 2-3 3-6 1-2 2 0 0 4 2 13
G. Amoore G 29 4-12 1-2 1-5 0-0 2 0 0 1 4 10
K. Traylor G 25 2-6 2-2 1-2 0-1 3 0 1 0 3 7
A. Baines 27 3-5 2-3 0-0 5-16 0 1 0 0 1 8
D. Gregg 7 0-1 0-0 0-0 2-2 0 0 0 1 1 0
E. Lytle 4 0-2 0-0 0-1 1-1 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals   198 24-65
(.369)
10-16
(.625)
7-21
(.333)
17-39 10 3 4 9 16 65


Duke
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
O. Akinbode-James F 25 2-7 2-2 0-0 4-9 1 0 0 1 1 6
J. Williams F 16 2-5 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 2 1 1 3 4
M. Goodchild G 36 5-13 0-0 2-4 4-11 3 0 1 3 4 12
S. Day-Wilson G 29 2-13 6-6 0-4 0-1 4 0 0 3 3 10
E. Balogun G 27 7-10 0-0 1-1 1-5 0 0 1 3 4 15
V. de Jesus 24 1-5 0-0 0-2 0-1 2 0 1 3 0 2
I. Lewis 20 1-3 3-4 0-0 0-4 0 0 0 0 3 5
A. Finklea-Guity 14 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-2 1 1 2 0 1 0
J. Havas 7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals   198 20-56
(.357)
11-12
(.917)
3-11
(.273)
14-39 11 3 6 14 20 54


Officials: Maj Forsberg, Luis Gonzalez, Angelica Suffren
Attendance: 2,209




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