Home Women’s Basketball: #5 Notre Dame outduels #6 Virginia Tech in ACC clash, 63-52

Women’s Basketball: #5 Notre Dame outduels #6 Virginia Tech in ACC clash, 63-52

Chris Graham
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Notre Dame held Virginia Tech scoreless for a nearly six-minute stretch of the fourth quarter to break open a close game, and held on to win, 63-52, in Cassell Coliseum on Sunday.

The matchup of the nation’s fifth- and sixth-ranked teams played out pretty much as expected most of the way. The game was tied at 22 at the half, and Virginia Tech (10-1, 1-1 ACC) led 43-40 entering the fourth quarter.

An Elizabeth Kitley jumper tied the game at 48 with 6:23 to go, and then Notre Dame (9-1, 1-0 ACC) turned off the spigot.

The Hokies didn’t score again until there were 45 seconds left, when a Georgia Amoore jumper got Tech back to down 59-50.

By that point, it was over.

Amoore had 20 points for Virginia Tech, and Kitley had 16 points and 20 rebounds, but the rest of the team did little – combining for 16 points on 6-of-36 shooting.

Notre Dame got 16 points from Olivia Miles.

Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Chris Graham is the founder and editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1994 alum of the University of Virginia, Chris is the author and co-author of seven books, including Poverty of Imagination, a memoir published in 2019, and Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, and The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, published in 2018. For his commentaries on news, sports and politics, go to his YouTube page, or subscribe to his Street Knowledge podcast. Email Chris at [email protected].