After a hard-fought battle against the Chattanooga Mocs, the Hokies were looking for a convincing win over the Gardner-Webb Running Bull Dogs. The Hokies did just that and won 73-46. The victory has kept the Hokies’ non-conference winning streak alive with 30 straight wins.
The Running Bull Dogs were coming into the game with a record of 3-7 and two back-to-back losses to Wofford and Kennesaw State. Eric Jamison Jr. was the Running Bull Dogs’ top scorer averaging 14.6 points a game. Jose Perez was dishing out the assists for Gardner-Webb having a total of 37 on the season.
The first half belonged to the Hokies. Landers Nolley II hit two straight threes at the beginning of the game to help the Hokies get a lead. Jose Perez helped the Running Bulldogs get back into the game and tied the game at 11-11. Eric Jamison Jr. led Gardner-Webb in points in the first half with eight. Wabissa Bed also eight points for the Hokies and had 2 assists as well. John Ojiako did a good job grabbing boards during his time on court getting six in the first half. After being held to under 40 percent shooting against the Mocs, the Hokies improved their shooting hitting 48 percent of their shots against the Running Bulldogs in the first half. The Hokies took a 10 point lead heading into the second half.
Virginia Tech continued to dominate in the second half. Virginia Tech only shot 43 percent from the field so a slight improvement from their previous outing. Lander Nolley II and Hunter Cattor both went 50 percent from the three point, Nolley II going 5-10 and Cattor going 2-4. Tyrece Radford had an impressive game recording a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. The Running Bull Dogs had no response on both side of the ball and the Hokies outscored Gardner-Webb 39-22 in the second half.
Virginia Tech will look to add to their winning streak. The Hokies now 8-3 will have another game at home as they get ready to play VMI on the 21st.