December 18, 2011
Hokies' rally falls short at UCF
Alyssa Fenyn and Latorri Hines-Allen lead Hokies
Virginia Tech (3-7) 131932
UCF (5-5) 172441
  • Orlando, Fla. (UCF Arena) - 411
  • High Points: 10 - Alyssa Fenyn
  • High Rebounds: 8 - LaTorri Hines-Allen

ORLANDO, Fla. – Virginia Tech women’s basketball team put together a late rally, but fell short as UCF claimed a 41-32 win on Sunday afternoon at UCF Arena in Orlando, Fla.

“Our lack of continuity offensively continues to negate good defensive effort on most possessions,” said head coach Dennis Wolff “The group that we had in at the end of the game played with very good intensity and made a number of plays that we hope will carry over.”

Tech (3-7) was led by Alyssa Fenyn with 10 points. Latorri Hines-Allen added six points and grabbed a team-best eight rebounds.

Leading the Knights (5-5) was Aisha Patrick with 13 points and 13 rebounds. Gevenia Carter added 11 points.

Both teams got off to a slow start with Tech holding a 4-2 advantage midway through the half. The Knights took a 7-4 lead, but the Hokies tied it up with a jumper and one from Fenyn with just over seven minutes left in the opening period. UCF answered with a 10-2 run, going on top 17-9 with 2:07 on the clock. The Hokies closed out the half, outscoring the Knights 5-0 to cut the lead down to 17-13 going into the break.

Coming out of the intermission, the Knights extended their lead to 10 after three and a half minutes of play, but Tech answered with four straight to close the gap to six (23-17) with 14:43 to go. UCF again went on a run, outscoring the Hokies 7-2 to take an 11 point, 30-19 advantage with just over eight minutes remaining.

The Knights took their largest lead of the game, up 36-21 with 5:36 on the clock. Tech went on a late run, cutting the Knights’ lead down to eight (38-30) with just under a minute to go, but UCF’s Andrea Hines went 3-of-4 from the free throw line in the final minute to help secure the win.

UCF held a slight 47-44 advantage on the boards. Both teams struggled from the field with Tech knocking down 22.8 percent (13-of-57) while UCF connected on 27.5 percent (14-of-51).

Tech will be back on the court on Wednesday, Dec. 21 at Florida Gulf Coast in Fort Myers, Fla. Game time is set for 7 p.m. at Alico Arena.

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