Longwood defeated by #11 Virginia Tech 89-28

BLACKSBURG, Va.— The Longwood Lancers women’s basketball team fell 89-28 to the #11 Virginia Tech Hokies in Blacksburg. The Lancers played defensively early in the game, but it was the Hokies’ 5th national defense that made the difference.

Leading stats from Longwood

Points: Bailey Williams, Brooke Anya (5)

Setbacks: Adriana Shipp-Davis (7)

assists: Four players (1)


Longwood (1-5) started the game with a strong defense, resulting in a 7-2 score in favor of Virginia Tech (6-0) at the media’s first timeout. Although the Lancers couldn’t generate much offense in the first frame, their defensive commitment was evident throughout the quarter. Longwood forced hard shots and got the Hokies picking up points off the line, giving Virginia Tech a 20-4 advantage after the first quarter.

The Lancers thumped in the second quarter thanks to a first goal Alyssa Chapman three-point shot. The Hokies kept the lid on Longwood, however, fueled by their 5th Rank defense in the nation. A Bailey Williams Triple with nine seconds remaining in the first half would put the score at halftime 41-10 in favor of the Hokies.

Longwood kept up with the Hokies early in the second half as each team scored 11 points in the first five minutes of the third half. However, Virginia Tech went on to score ten unanswered points to end the frame. The Hokie lead proved too heavily biased toward fourth, and the Lancers would fall in today’s Commonwealth match.


“I thought we were really active and crawling [defensively]’ said head coach Erika Lang Montgomery on the team’s defensive performance. “Our energy was really good and we definitely want to have that every night.”

“There’s no place like home, so we’re looking forward to returning to Farmville,” Lang-Montgomery said of Longwood’s next fight against Drexel. “Our offense needs to improve and get better…we’re going to work on shooting and find better options offensively.”


Today’s game marks the 12thth All-time matchup between the Lancers and the Hokies.

Ten Longwood players recorded ten minutes or more in the game, the second for the Lancers this season.

Tonight’s game was the second of three Power 5 matchups on Longwood’s non-conference schedule this year.


The Lancers return to Farmville on Wednesday, November 30th to battle the Drexel Dragonsth. Tip-off is scheduled for 6pm from Willett Hall.