NASSAU, Bahamas -- Kayana Traylor scored 18 points, Elizabeth Kitley had 17 points and 10 rebounds and No. 11 Virginia Tech used a big third quarter Wednesday to beat Missouri 73-57.
Virginia Tech trailed for 17 minutes in the first half, but scored 11 of the opening 13 points after halftime to take a 37-30 lead as Missouri missed its first seven shots. The Hokies led by double digits for the final eight minutes of the game.
Georgia Amoore scored 15 points, with six assists, to reach double figures for the fifth straight game for Virginia Tech (5-0). Kitley became the eighth player in program history to reach 1,500 career points.
Haley Troup scored 21 points for Missouri (6-1). Hayley Frank, averaging 14.2 points, was held to eight points on 3-of-9 shooting.
Troup converted a three-point play with 3:33 remaining in the first half to give Missouri a 24-19 lead, but the Tigers didn’t make another field goal until the 3:30 mark of the third quarter.
Micah Linthacum (Jefferson City High School) scored five points for the Tigers, Sarah Linthacum (Jefferson City High School) had two points while pulling down three rebounds.
Virginia Tech has beaten SEC opponents in back-to-back games after a 82-74 victory Monday against Kentucky. The Hokies face Longwood on Sunday.
Missouri is back in action next Wednesday against Saint Louis at Mizzou Arena.