February 18, 2010
Hokies drop 78-68 decision at No. 10 Florida State
Biggs, Hadley lead Tech in loss
Virginia Tech (13-13, 2-9 ACC) 274168
(10) Florida State (23-4, 9-2 ACC) 324678
  • the Tucker Center - Tallahassee, Florida - 2,687
  • High Points: 23 - Lindsay Biggs
  • High Rebounds: 6 - Utahya Drye

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida State used both a strong inside game and long range shooting to defeat a scrappy Virginia Tech squad, 78-68, Thursday night at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center. Florida State improved to 23-4 and 9-2 in the ACC, while Virginia Tech fell to 13-13 on the year and 2-9 in the conference.

Following a slow start by both teams, Florida State opened up a 18-9 lead with eight minutes remaining in the first half. Tech’s Shanel Harrison (So., Washington, D.C.) and center Brittany Gordon (Jr., Howard County, Md.) each picked up early fouls forcing the Hokies to play freshman Porschia Hadley (Montezuma, Ga.) and Taylor Ayers (Augusta, Ga.) in the paint.

Tech responded with a 9-0 run to tie the game with Biggs accounting for five points and Hadley the remaining four points. The remainder of the first half was a close affair however FSU’s Alexa Deluzio nailed a trey with six seconds on the clock to give the Seminoles a 32-27 lead at intermission.

Florida State took control of the game in the opening minutes of the second half. After a Utahya Drye (Sr., Durham, N.C.) jumper cut the lead to 32-29, the Seminoles went on an 11-0 run to build a 14-point cushion at 43-29. The Hokies could get no closer than nine points the rest of the way.

The ‘Noles connected on nine treys in the game and held a 40-28 advantage on the boards, including 19 offensive rebounds which led to 20 second chance points. Florida State also connected on 15-of-22 free throws while Tech made 7-of-11.

The Hokies were led by Lindsay Biggs (Sr., Midlothian, Va.) with a season-high 23 points, including five treys. along with freshman Porschia Hadley’s season-high tying 15-point effort.

Florida State placed four players in double-figures led by Jacinta Monroe with 20 points, including four treys, and 11 rebounds. Courtney Ward added 14 points followed by Cierra Brevard and Alexa Deluzio with 13 and 11 points, respectively.

Tech returns to action on Sun., Feb. 21, when the Hokies host Boston College in a 2 p.m. contest in Cassell Coliseum.

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