November 28, 2009
Elon no match for Hokies as Tech wins 82-46
Four Hokies score in double figures
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Elon (2-2) 242246
Virginia Tech (4-2) 473582
  • Cassell Coliseum, Blacksburg, Va. - 1,990
  • High Points: 18 - Lindsay Biggs
  • High Rebounds: 10 - Utahya Drye

BLACKSBURG, Va. – Lindsay Biggs’ 18 points paced four Hokies in double figures as the Virginia Tech women’s basketball team rolled to an 82-46 victory over the Elon Phoenix on Saturday afternoon at Cassell Coliseum.

The matchup – the first ever between Tech and Elon – opened a four-game home stand for the Hokies, who improved to 4-2 with the win. Elon dropped to 2-2 on the season.

Biggs continued her hot shooting by draining 6-of-11 from the field, including 4-of-7 from 3-point land, to score at least 18 points for the third time this season. The senior has now hit 17 of 30 3-point attempts over the past four games and is closing in on second place on Tech’s all-time list for 3-pointers made in a career.

Joining Biggs in double figures were freshman Alyssa Fenyn (14 points), senior Utahya Drye (12) and freshman Porschia Hadley (career-high 10). Sophomore Shanel Harrison was just shy of double figures with nine points, while Drye added a game-high 10 rebounds to record her sixth-career double-double. Hadley also grabbed a career-high eight rebounds.

Sparked by a small but lively fan following, Elon jumped out to a 7-4 lead just over a minute into the game, but Tech took over after that and never slowed down. The Hokies allowed just 17 points the rest of the half, all the while cruising on 54.8-percent shooting to build a 47-24 intermission advantage. Tech held Elon to a 22.6 field-goal percentage in the first stanza, and the Hokies’ 47 points in the opening 20 minutes marked their highest single-half total of the season.

The Hokies didn’t let up in the second half, limiting Elon to only 22 points in the period, including a field-goal drought of 6:20 at one point. Virginia Tech dominated the final numbers in rebounding (44-30), field-goal percentage (54.1-29.6) and points in the paint (42-18), but the Hokies did commit 25 turnovers to Elon’s 28.

Tech’s winning margin of 36 points marked the highest margin of victory since the Hokies defeated North Carolina Central by 36 on Nov. 20 of last year.

Tiara Gause led the Phoenix with 12 points, all of which came in the second half.

The Hokies are scheduled to return to action on Thursday, Dec. 3 when Michigan comes to Cassell Coliseum as part of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.

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