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No. 25 Virginia Tech thumps Coppin St. 85-32 behind Sheppard

November 18, 2021 GMT
Virginia Tech's Georgia Amoore (5) drives against Coppin State during in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Blacksburg Va., Wednesday, Nov. 17 2021. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP)
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Virginia Tech's Georgia Amoore (5) drives against Coppin State during in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Blacksburg Va., Wednesday, Nov. 17 2021. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP)
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Virginia Tech's Georgia Amoore (5) drives against Coppin State during in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Blacksburg Va., Wednesday, Nov. 17 2021. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP)

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) —

Aisha Sheppard scored 17 points and Elizabeth Kitley scored 13 with 13 rebounds and No. 25 Virginia Tech overwhelmed Coppin State 85-32 on Wednesday night.

The Hokies (4-0) led 26-4 after the first quarter and 42-12 at halftime. Virginia Tech limited the Eagles (2—2) to 1-for-14 shooting in the first quarter and they missed 23 of 27-shot attempts before halftime.

It was Kitley’s second straight double-double. Kayana Traylor scored 15 points for Virginia Tech shooting 6 for 7 and Georgia Amoore scored 11. Virginia Tech outrebounded Coppin State 55-30.

To date the Hokies have outscored the opposition 317-179; a margin of 79.3 points to 44.8.

Mossi Staples scored nine points for the Eagles off the bench and Jaia Alexander scored eight.

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