Virginia Tech 85, Campbell 60
Victor Davila scored all 15 of his points in the second-half and
Jarell Eddie added 11 after halftime as Virginia Tech broke open a
close game with Campbell and beat the Camels 85-60 Saturday.
The Hokies (8-3), playing for the first time in six days after
finals week, looked sluggish at the start and led just 32-29 at
halftime before opening the second half with a 15-0 run capped by
Eddie’s 3-pointer and jumper. The sophomore had his first seven
points of the game in the burst.
Campbell (8-3), coming off a loss at Houston Baptist but owning
an earlier victory at Iowa, got 16 points from Trey Freeman, 15
from Eric Griffin and 14 from Darren White. Campbell stayed within
six throughout the first half, but had no answer after the Hokies’
Dorenzo Hudson also scored 15 for the Hokies, Erick Green had 12
and Dorian Finney-Smith 10.
Virginia Tech, which had beaten Campbell 71-60 and 70-60 in the
past two seasons, led just 32-29 at halftime. But Eddie hit a
12-foot jumper on the baseline to start the second-half scoring.
Green followed with a steal and dunk, and Hudson scored inside
after another turnover.
Hudson then went high in the air and fed Davila with a
touch-pass. Davila’s shot was blocked on the backboard for a
goaltending call – his first points – and after two free throws by
Finney-Smith, Eddie hit the 3-pointer from the top of the key and
then a jumper to make it 47-29.
The Hokies shot just 37 percent in the first half, but made 12
of their first 15 shots in the second half.
Campbell’s first points of the second half came on Freeman’s
layup with 14:48 to play.
Both coaches emptied their benches in the final minutes.