BLACKSBURG, Va. – The Presbyterian College women’s basketball team led Virginia Tech midway through the second quarter and trailed by 11 at the half but the Hokies proved too much en route to the 67-36 victory on Wednesday night at Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, Va. The Blue Hose drop to 0-3 on the year, while the Hokies remain unbeaten at 3-0.
Player of the Game
Janie Miles led the Blue Hose in scoring for the third straight game with 11 points on 4-of-10 shooting, including 3-of-7 from behind the arc. Miles added two rebounds and two assists in the loss.
Stat of the Game
PC held Virginia Tech to 67 points in the contest, its fewest of the season. The Hokies had managed at least 71 points in each of its first two contests. VT also shot its lowest field goal percentage of the season, making on 40.6 percent of its shots after averaging over 46.0 percent in its first two games.
How It Happened
The first quarter featured low-scoring action with Virginia Tech taking a 9-7 lead at the end of the opening period. With PC trailing 5-0, Miles got the scoring started with a three-pointer nearly three minutes in to the quarter to get the Blue Hose on the board. VT would immediately respond with a bucket to push the advantage to 7-3 for nearly three minutes until Kaycie Reffner downed a pair of free throws to cut it to one possession. Cortney Storey would then tie the game at 7-7 on PC’s next possession, where the score would remain for the next three minutes until a late bucket by the Hokies gave them the advantage at the end of the period.
Both teams picked up the pace in the second quarter, combining for 33 points. Taylor Petty tied the game at 9-9 with a pair of free throws, before Reffner hit a three-pointer at the 8:08 mark of the quarter to give PC its first lead of the game at 12-9. The two would work the game to a 19-17 score in favor of VT just before the media timeout. From there, the Hokies would give themselves a cushion by closing out the half on an 11-2 run over the final 4:40 to make the halftime advantage, 30-19.
Virginia Tech would remain in control for much of the third period with the leading reaching 18 at one point. Miles would get going in the third, scoring eight points, including a pair of threes, but it would not be enough to get PC back in the game. VT’s strongest quarter came in the fourth as they outlasted the Blue Hose with a 22-7 advantage in the final period.
- Petty totaled a career-high six rebounds to lead PC on the boards. Her previous best was five boards against Columbia College last season.
- Reffner scored eight points on the night, tied for the second-most of her career, after establishing a new career-high with 14 points on Monday night against USC Upstate. She added a career-high-tying four rebounds to go with two assists.
PC continues its extended road trip on Sunday with a short trip to Charlotte to take on the 49ers at 2 p.m.