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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Allen's double-double leads Virginia Tech past USC Upstate

Senior Jeff Allen had his way on Thursday afternoon in Blacksburg. The D.C. native scored 16 points, pulled down 15 rebounds, and most surprisingly, had no fouls, in the Hokies' 64-53 win over USC Upstate.

Erick Green, who has replaced Dorenzo Hudson for the rest of the year, continued his impressive play. Averaging just under eight points entering the contest, the guard scored 12 points, three dimes and no turnovers for VT (8-4). Green has not turned the ball over in 179 minutes of play.

As a team, Tech shot 45 percent from the field, but only 14 percent from deep for the game.

All-ACC guard Malcolm Delaney, who is now playing off the ball, led all scorers with 17.

Terrell Bell and Victor Davila each added six points.

Down seven late in the first half, the Hokies finished on a 16-4 to go up 34-29.

VT scored 24 points of turnovers compared to the Spartans' three.

Torrey Craig led the visitors with 12 points.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Tech demolishes Miss. State

Saturday night was to be the night of Renardo Sidney. The McDonalds All-American sophomore was finally eligible to play for the Bulldogs after being suspended for the first nine games of the season, in addition to all last season, for several violations in regards to his recruiting.

However, Saturday was all about the Hokies' shooting.

Malcolm Delaney scored 16 points and Erick Green, who started in place of Dorenzo Hudson, added 14 in an 88-57 thrashing of Miss. St.

VT shot 50 percent from the field, including nearly 36 percent from deep, making 9 of 25.

Jeff Allen added 12 points and 10 rebounds. Hudson scored 17 points of the bench, and Manny Atkins added ten in 13 minutes.

The Hokies outrebounded the Bulldogs 36-22.

Sidney finished with 12 points before fouling out.

Star RB commits to Virginia Tech

Harrisonburg High's Michael Holmes, who has over 6,000 career rushing yards at the school, committed to Frank Beamer and the Hokies. The 6'0 200 pound back ran for over 2,800 yards and 41 touchdowns on the year.
Holmes had 157 yards and three touchdowns in the 41-21 loss to Briar Wood in the Group AA Division 4 state championship.

Virginia Tech has been looking for running back talent with the potential departures of Darren Evans and Ryan Williams to the NFL draft. Behind them is sensational sophomore David Wilson and unproven freshman Tony Gregory.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Cavs get ugly win against the Highlanders

Virginia held Radford to 38 percent shooting but managed to shoot only 27 percent themselves Tuesday night as they took down the Highlanders 54-44 at John Paul Jones Arena.

Radford (2-6, 0-2) held a lead early in the first half until the Hoos went on a 24-5 run behind 13 K.T. Harrell points. Both teams went cold in the second half but Virginia's stifling defense and good shooting from the charity stripe propelled them to the ten-point victory. At one point Virginia (6-3, 1-0) held Radford scoreless for nearly 15 minutes and finished the game 20-for-24 from the free throw line.

Mike Scott shot only 1-of-7 from the field but made all eight of his free throws to score 10 points and grab 13 rebounds en route to his fifth straight double-double. It is the first time a Virginia player has recorded five straight double-doubles since Ralph Sampson did so for the Cavaliers.

Mustapha Farrakhan and Joe Harris each added 14 points for Virginia.

Gorkem Sonmez led Radford in scoring with 15 points and was the only Highlander to score in double figures. Radford committed 19 turnovers on the night.

Virginia will now take a 10 day hiatus for exams before returning to action at home against Oregon on December 17th.

Boggs departing Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech's Ben Boggs, a sophomore from Roanoke, will leave Blacksburg after the fall semester, coach Seth Greenberg announced on Tuesday.

"Ben have been a valuable member of our team the last two years," Greenberg said. "He has been a model student-athlete. I wish him nothing but the best and will be available to him as he pursues his next opportunity."

Boggs, who attended Hidden Valley, has appeared in only four games this season, averaging 1.3 points. He played in 25 games last year, averaging 2.2 points.

"I have enjoyed my time at Virginia Tech and would like to thank Coach Greenberg and the coaching staff for all they have done for me," Boggs said. "A desire for more playing time is the reason I'm leaving Virginia Tech. I will miss my teammates and wish them the best of luck in the future."