Georgia Amoore scores 24 points as No. 9 Virginia Tech beat Tulane 76-70 #Georgia #Amoore #scores #points #Virginia #Tech #beat #Tulane

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (AP) — Georgia Amoore scored 24 points, Elizabeth Kitley had 18 and No. 9 Virginia Tech topped Tulane 76-70 on Saturday at the Cayman Islands Classic.

Olivia Summiel had 16 points and eight rebounds for the Hokies (5-1). Cayla King made three 3-pointers and finished with 11 points.

Amoore was 9 for 16 from the field. She also had seven assists and five rebounds.

For the second straight day, Virginia Tech struggled to pull away from an unranked opponent. Amoore made a 15-footer to give the Hokies a 65-63 lead with 5:55 left. Summiel had a big 3-pointer with 1:34 remaining, lifting Virginia Tech to a 72-68 advantage.

Tulane’s Kyren Whittington led all scorers with 26 points on 9-for-13 shooting. Hannah Pratt had 16 points for the Green Wave (3-3), and Marta Galic finished with 12.

Tulane shot 41.4% (24 for 58) from the field, compared to 47.5% (29 for 61) for Virginia Tech. Tulane also was outrebounded by six.


Tulane: The Green Wave will look to rebound after dropping both of their tournament games in the Classic by a combined 28 points.

Virginia Tech: After Friday’s close win over Kansas, coach Kenny Brooks stressed the need for the Hokies to find scoring options outside of All-American center Kitley. He got his wish on Saturday with four players scoring in double digits.


Tulane visits Missouri State on Friday.

Virginia Tech visits No. 7 LSU on Thursday.


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