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Lady Hokies Lose In ACC Tournament First Round

Chanette Hicks scored 11 of the Hokies 37 as Virginia Tech stumbled in the ACC Tournament first-round to Boston College, 48-37.

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The Lady Hokies shot a dismal 22% from the field Wednesday night in their opening round lose to Boston College in the ACC tournament. The Hokies were the 11th seed in the tournament after posting a 5-11 ACC record. Coming into the game Virginia Tech was riding a 2 game winning streak after beating Wake Forest on the road and rival Virginia at home to end the regular season. Unfortunately, the Hokies were not able to maintain that momentum against the Eagles.

The 14th seeded Eagles shot 35% from the field on a night when offensive efficiency escaped both squads. The Eagles were paced by Ella Awobajo and Kelly Hughes who both recorded 12 points on the night. Coming into the contest Boston College was 2-14 in conference play including a 58-33 loss to Virginia Tech in early January.

The first-half featured six lead changes with the Eagles taking a narrow 25-22 lead into halftime. The Hokies shot a slightly better 27% going 8-29 in the first half while the Eagles were rather efficient shooting roughly 43% even with a staggering 12 turnovers. It was just not the Hokies night as none of their shots were falling and as they were not able to capitalize on the many mistakes made by the Eagles. In the second half both offenses went dead cold. The Hokies only made 5 of 30 shots from the field, which is only 16.7%. The Eagles were not much better, but better enough making 5 of 18 or 27.8% from the field. Overall, the Hokies were not able to take advantage of the Eagles 23 turnovers and make shots when they needed to. The Eagles played very good defense on the night, but once again gave the Hokies opportunities that they were not able to capitalize on.

The Hokies finish the season 17-13 with a home record of 13-5 and road/neutral record of 4-8.

Go Hokies!