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Kitley, Amoore too much as VT defeats FSU

Florida State had no answer for the inside-out combination of Elizabeth Kitley and Georgia Amoore.

Kitley scored 34 points and pulled down 13 rebounds, while Amoore had 20 points and eight assists as Virginia Tech pulled away in the second half to take a 92-75 win over FSU on Sunday afternoon.

Morgan Jones scored 21 points on 8 of 14 shooting, her fifth career 20-point game. Kourtney Weber added 14 points on 6 of 10 shooting for the Seminoles (6-5, 0-1 ACC).

FSU has dropped three straight games heading into the holiday break.

Bianca Jackson returned to play 19 minutes, 29 seconds. She had eight points on 3 of 5 shooting and had two assists.

“It was really disappointing,” FSU coach Sue Semrau said. “I felt like we had some things under control, we were sticking with our game plan, and then for whatever reason the different frustrations allowed us to lose our focus and give up 92 points, which will never win in an ACC game.”

But the Seminoles were overwhelmed on the boards (33-24), the first time FSU lost the rebounding edge. And FSU didn’t defend well: Virginia Tech shot 31 of 55 (56.4 percent) from the floor and 10 of 21 (47.6 percent) from 3-point range.

VT led 46-40 at the half but the Seminoles shot just 3 of 14 in a stagnant third period. The Hokies outscored FSU 22-14 in the 10-minute period and never looked back.

Box score

The FSU-Va. Tech box score can be viewed here.

Up next

FSU will not play its road game against Kent State on Tuesday. Next up after the holidays is a road game against Wake Forest on Dec. 30 at 7 p.m.