Va. Tech handles Ohio St. to reach first Final Four

SEATTLE– Elizabeth Kitley racked up 25 factors as well as got 12 rebounds, Georgia Amoore included 24 factors, as well as top-seeded Virginia Tech progressed to the Last 4 for the very first time in institution background with an 84-74 sway No. 3 seed Ohio State in the Seattle 3 Regional last on Monday evening.

For the 7th time in the previous 10 Last Fours there will certainly be a novice individual, as well as it’s the champs of the ACC, including an additional achievement to the very best period in institution background.

Playing in its very first local last, Virginia Technology (30-4) won its 15th straight video game as well as will certainly head to the Last 4 having actually not shed in greater than 2 months. The Hokies will certainly deal with LSU in the nationwide semifinals Friday in Dallas.

Kitley, the Hokies’ 6-foot-6 facility as well as leading marker this period, took control of on the inside in the 2nd fifty percent. She racked up the very first 7 factors of the 4th quarter, as well as her three-point play provided Virginia Technology a 70-60 lead.

Amoore struck her 4th 3-pointer of the video game to press the result in 13. Ohio State drew within 6 in the last min, however the Hokies were almost ideal at the nasty line down the stretch.

Amoore got rid of the scare of a prospective leg injury in the very first fifty percent to racked up 16 factors in the 2nd fifty percent. She had a career-high 29 in the local semifinal sway Tennessee. Cayla King included 12 factors, done in the very first fifty percent for the Hokies.

Taylor Mikesell led Ohio State (28-8) with 25 factors, however 19 of those can be found in the very first fifty percent. Mikesell really did not rack up the very first 16 mins of the 2nd fifty percent prior to striking a 3-pointer with 3:35 continuing to be.

Jacy Sheldon racked up 19, as well as Big 10 fresher of the year Cotie McMahon included 18. Yet the stress protection that Ohio State made use of to bewilder UConn right into 25 turn overs in the local semifinal was conveniently managed by Amoore as well as the Hokies in the opening up mins as well as mainly deserted by the Buckeyes.

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