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Women’s hoops extends win streak to seven games

The Hokies improved to 9-1 with a pair of victories at home this past week. Tech began with a 73-33 rout of Morgan State and followed that up with a 72-39 takedown of Coppin State. Sidney Cook led the Hokies against the Lady Bears with 14 points and eight rebounds. Vanessa Panousis added 10 points, six assists and five rebounds while Hannah Young added 13 points and four rebounds. Young followed up that performance with a career-high 23 points versus the Eagles. She knocked down six 3-pointers against Coppin State to tie the Virginia Tech Carilion Court at Cassell Coliseum record. The Hokies play at home at 3 p.m., Saturday against Mount St. Mary’s in the first game of a doubleheader with the men, who take on Grambling State at 6 p.m.


Hokies on top in two games this week

Virginia Tech won a pair of games this week, starting with a 74-65 victory at Radford on Wednesday night. Seth Allen came off the bench to score 17 points to lead four Hokies in double figures. Kerry Blackshear had a career-high 13 points to go along with eight rebounds against the Highlanders. In Sunday’s 88-53 home win over Lamar, Justin Bibbs tied his career high with five three-pointers. Bibbs scored 17 points, as six Hokies scored in double figures. Blackshear continued his strong play, as he recorded his first career-double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds, and was named ACC Rookie of the Week. Zach LeDay had his sixth double-double of the season, with 19 points and 10 rebounds. The Hokies take on Grambling State on Saturday at 6 p.m., on Virginia Tech Carilion Court at Cassell Coliseum.




Virginia Tech
Athlete of the Week

Justin Bibbs
(Basketball • Sophomore • Dayton, Ohio)
Bibbs continued his strong play for the Hokies. In the Wednesday night win at Radford, Bibbs scored 11 points to help lead Tech to its first true road win in more than two years. In Sunday’s home win over Lamar, Bibbs tied a career-high with five made three-pointers. He scored 17 points in 25 minutes of action. Bibbs, who leads the ACC in three-point field goal percentage, also leads the nation in that category.

Beamer, Hokies preparing for Shreveport

 

The Virginia Tech football program has participated in a handful of practices and will continue to practice throughout exam week, as the Hokies get ready for the Independence Bowl game against Tulsa on Dec. 26 in Louisiana. The game marks a return to where the current 23-game bowl streak started. Tech knocked off Indiana in the 1993 Independence Bowl for the program’s second bowl win – and first under retiring head coach Frank Beamer. “What I remember about that is how friendly the people were down there and how gracious they were,” Beamer said at a pre-bowl news conference Dec. 10. “I’m sure it’s the same way in that part of the country still, so I think our players and our fans have something to look forward to in that regard. I want to finish this thing in a good way, but we’ve got to go play well.”

Student-Athlete Q&A

Morgan Conklin of the Tech women’s soccer team interviews baseball player Matt Dauby


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Samantha Hill and Hannah Young celebrate with their teammates following a recent win during their 9-1 start to the season. Young garnered a great deal of attention after tying a Virginia Tech Carilion Court at Cassell Coliseum record with six 3-pointers during Tech’s 72-39 victory over Coppin State Sunday afternoon.