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December 22, 2012

Virginia Tech women win their ACC opener

BLACKSBURG, Va. — Monet Tellier and Uju Ugoka, in her first game for Virginia Tech, led the Hokies to a 73-52 victory over Wake Forest in both teams’ first conference game of the season on Saturday at Cassell Coliseum.

Ugoka had 28 points and Tellier added 23 for the Hokies (5-5, 1-0 ACC), who made 57 percent of their field-goal tries. The two tied for team-high rebounds with eight each, and had two steals apiece. The duo scored Virginia Tech’s first 27 points.

Aerial Wilson had six assists. As a team, the Hokies’ 29 field goals included 22 derived from assists. Virginia Tech held a 38 to 26 rebounding edge and got 22 points in the paint.

The attendance figure of 4,017 was the highest for a women’s basketball game in Blacksburg since January 2008.

Lakevia Boykin had 14 points for the Demon Deacons (5-6,0-1). Chelsea Douglas had 11 points and four steals, and made a three-pointer at the final buzzer to trim the Hokies’ largest lead.

Wake Forest shot 37 percent from the floor, making 4 of 13 field goal tries.

Virginia Tech remains at home next weekend for afternoon games with North Carolina on Friday and Hampton next Sunday. The Hokies’ next ACC game is Jan. 3, taking on rival Virginia in Charlottesville.

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