Virginia Tech 94, Campbell 70
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP)—Jamon Gordon had 22 points and eight rebounds to lead Virginia Tech to a 94-70 win over Campbell on Saturday, stretching the Hokies’ winning streak to five.
Virginia Tech (9-3) took the lead late in the first period and led 43-39 at halftime in the first meeting between the teams since 1979. The Hokies, who were kept to only 46.3 percent shooting in the first, started the second half with a 23-13 run and scored 23 points off turnovers.
The Camels (4-5) led by as many as eight early in the first, but trailed by as many as 27 late in the second period.
“You’ve got to give them a lot of credit, they made shots, said Virginia Tech coach Seth Greenberg of Campbell, who had 15 3-pointers on the night. “But we made shots too. Gordon set the tone for our team tonight when we were just going through the motions. He gave us good energy.”
Zabian Dowdell added 21 points for the Hokies, Deron Washington had 15, and A.D. Vassallo and Nigel Munson each had 10 points.
Ruell Pringle led Campbell with 19 points, Ledell Eackles added 15 points, Eric Smith had 14 and Reggie Bishop had 10.
Virginia Tech held Camels’ leading scorer Jonathan Rodriguez to just two on the night after he came in averaging almost 17.
“We just wanted to keep in front of him,” said Greenberg.