Syracuse Women’s Basketball gets throttled by #23 Virginia Tech 102-53
By Adam Cohen | @A_Cohen6
Citrus TV Women’s Basketball Beat Reporter
Syracuse Women’s Basketball got utterly dominated tonight as Virginia Tech handed them their second straight loss, 102-53. The number 23 ranked team in the country hit 58% of their shots and a whopping 14 threes. The Orange on the other hand shot 30% from the field. This loss drops SU to 11-14 overall and 4-11 in ACC play. The Cuse looked completely outmatched from a height perspective and Coach Vonn Read and Christianna Carr had some thoughts about that.
“Obviously [Elizabeth Kitley] is 6’ 6” and we don’t have anybody that size. She’s a player of the year candidate and she played like it. They’ve got great shooting around her. It’s kind of tough. They’re making wide-open shots because you’re trying to help Alaysia and Christianna inside. It’s kind of a pick your poison. When they’re making shots like that and they have that type of size advantage, it made it tough on us.” Coach Vonn Read said about Elizabeth Kitley and the game.
“I definitely think that it was more of a personnel scout game. The biggest thing going through my head was just being physical with the girl down low and knowing that if she caught it in her spot, she was going to be able to easily turn around and shoot it over me. I think Alaysia and I were trying our best to be physical without getting fouls. Also, guarding the three-point line. I think that’s one thing that we needed to focus on tonight and do a better job of moving forward. You take games like tonight because it doesn’t get easier from here. You take games like tonight, and you move forward and we’ll put it into work against NC State Sunday.” Christianna Carr said.
Not much else to say about this one and the Orange will now head South on the road to Raleigh. They’ll take on the number four ranked North Carolina State Wolfpack Sunday afternoon at 2. Reporting from the Carrier Dome, I’m Adam Cohen, Citrus TV Sports.