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Virginia Tech PG Georgia Amoore Earns National AP and ACC Player of the Week Honors

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Ryan Duvall | @RyanGDuvall
Writer/Baseball Beat Reporter

The No. 17 Virginia Tech Hokies (16-4, 7-2 ACC) women’s basketball team has been on a tear following back-to-back losses two weeks ago.

Following a ranked 75-62 win over the then No. 22 Syracuse Orange on Sunday, the Hokies have now won three in a row - thanks to the efforts of Tech’s all-time leading scorer, Elizabeth Kitley and her partner-in-crime Georgia Amoore.

In the victory over the Orange, Kitley was held to just six points on 3-of-13 shooting, her first game scoring under double-digits in the 2023-2024 season.

And with Kitley slowed down by the Syracuse defense, Amoore picked up her teammate’s slack, dropping 29 points, shooting 10-17 from the field including 3-7 from three-point range. Amoore also made all six of the free throws she attempted on Sunday.

The stellar performance, coupled with a 24-point, 13 assist double-double last Thursday that helped the Hokies to a 87-69 win against Georgia Tech led to the Australian point guard receiving some recognition early this week - as Amoore was named both the AP National Player of the Week, as well as the ACC Player of the Week.

This is just the second time Amoore has been named ACC Player of the week, despite being an All-ACC First Teamer a season ago, while the national player of the week award is the first of the senior guard’s career.

Between the two games against Georgia Tech and Syracuse, the Hokies leader totaled 53 points, 16 assists, and five rebounds, all while shooting 57% from the field including 50% from three-point range.

With the All-American point guard back and running the floor, Tech is gearing up for another deep run in 2024. Just a half-game back for first place in the ACC, the 17th ranked Hokies will look to close out the regular season on a good note, before attempting to win some more trophies in March.

Tech plays in the Smithfield Commonwealth Clash this Thursday at home against the Virginia Cavaliers (10-10, 2-7 ACC).

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