The Virginia Tech Hokies continued to demonstrate a mastery over non-conference foes when they defeated the Penn State Nittany Lions, 64-55, during the third round of the WNIT.
VPI again dominated the first half of regulation, outscoring PSU, 37-21. Although Penn State outscored VT, 38-27, during the second half, the Nittany Lions were never able to get closer than nine points.
Chanette Hicks again led the Hokies in total points with 13, and added five steals. Four other Hokies contributed double digit scoring. Samantha Hill and Vanessa Panousis both contributed 12 points while Sidney Cook and Kendyl Brooks added 11 each. Virginia Tech tallied 23-60 (38.3%) of their FGs, 10-28 (35.7%) of their 3PTs, and were 8-12 (66.7%) for their free throws.
The team tallied up 37 total rebounds. Regan Magarity had the most with eight total (three offensive, five defensive). Sidney Cook tallied six total (one offensive, five defensive). Both Samantha Hill and Kendyl Brooks grabbed five rebounds apiece.
Today the Hokies will face the Michigan Wolverines, in Ann Arbor, at 2PM Eastern. Michigan is coming off a win over the St. John’s Red Storm, 60-40. After earning a third-place finish in the Big Ten and tying the program’s best record, 22-9 (11-5 conf.), the Wolverines were extremely disappointed to miss the NCAAW Tournament. Expect the Hokies to have their hands full this afternoon.