BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) -- Kirby Copeland and Megan Finnerty scored
14 points apiece and No. 25 Virginia Tech beat Longwood 89-70
The Hokies (11-0) outrebounded the Lancers 52-27 and had 18
Copeland scored six straight points as Virginia Tech took a
16-point lead with 16:15 left in the game.
The Lancers cut it 60-52 with 12:48 remaining, but the Hokies
followed with a 13-1 run to go ahead by 20. Longwood (3-9) got no
closer than 14 the rest of the way.
Dawn Chriss added 11 points for Virginia Tech, which outscored
Longwood 23-9 from the free-throw line.
Ashley Mason led Longwood with 17 points, and Amber Mason added
Virginia Tech took the lead on two free throws by Finnerty, and
used an 11-2 run to take its biggest lead of the first half at 17-7
at the 10:56 mark.
Amber Mason scored seven points as the Lancers fought back to
tie it at 27 with 4:20 to go before the break. Copeland hit a free
throw put the Hokies back on top and they never trailed, taking a
43-36 halftime lead.