November 26, 2010
#20 Iowa defeats Tech, 72-43
Treys hurt Hokies for second straight game
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(20) Iowa (7-0) 304272
Virginia Tech (4-2) 152843
  • Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • High Points: 11 - Aerial Wilson
  • High Rebounds: 8 - Porschia Hadley

PLAYA del CARMEN, MEXICO – Two big runs fueled by three-point shooting were the difference in No. 20 Iowa’s 72-43 win over Virginia Tech in the Caribbean Challenge. The event was played in the Soul Ballroom of the Aventura Spa and Cove Palace.

Tech (4-2), which was hit with 13 three-point baskets on Thursday in a 73-65 loss to Florida Gulf Coast, saw the Hawkeyes nail a school-record 12 treys in Friday’s contest. In the two games, the Hokies allowed 25 baskets from behind the arc while hitting only five.

Aerial Wilson (So., Cocoa, Fla.) was the only Hokie in double-figures with a career-high 11 points followed by Alyssa Fenyn (So., Newark, N.Y.) and Taylor Ayers (So., Montezuma, Ga.) with eight points each. Iowa placed three players in double figures led by Jaime Printy’s 15 points along with Kelly Krei and Kamille Wahlin who had 11 and 10 points, respectively. A bright spot for the Hokies was limiting the Hawkeyes’ leading scorer, Kachine Alexander, to only six points and seven rebounds after she entered the contest averaging 17.2 points and 10.5 rebounds.

Tech kept the contest close for the first nine minutes and trailed only 12-8 only to see Iowa put together a 13-0 run in 5:22 to take control on the way to a 30-15 halftime advantage. The Hokies got back in the game in the second half cutting the Hawkeye advantage to only eight (43-35) on an Ayers layup at the 10:55 mark. The was to be as close as Tech would get as Iowa ended all doubt with a 20-2 spurt over the next five minutes to build an insurmountable 63-37 lead.

Turnovers again haunted the Hokies who committed 23 but did force Iowa into 22 miscues. The Hawkeyes held a 42-35 advantage on the boards led by 6-5 Morgan Johnson’s nine boards.

The Hokies return to action on Thursday at 8 p.m. eastern at Minnesota in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The game can be heard on Supersports 101.7 in the New River Valley and on Hokies All-Access. Jerry Massey will call the action with the pregame show starting at 7:45 p.m.

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