BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) – Leticia Romero scored 18 points and No. 7 Florida State took the lead early and gradually pulled away in an 82-54 victory over No. 17 Virginia Tech on Sunday.
Shakayla Thomas added 17 points and Brittany Brown 13 for the Seminoles (19-2, 7-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won their sixth in a row against ranked opponents. Florida State outscored the Hokies 49-22 after halftime.
Chanette Hicks had 18 points and Sidney Cook scored 16 with 11 rebounds for the Hokies (16-3, 3-3), who trailed 33-22 at halftime and were outscored 27-14 in the third quarter. The Hokies also committed 28 turnovers, leading to 33 points for the Seminoles.
POST-GAME NOTES BY FSU SPORTS INFORMATION:
• Leticia Romero’s 18 points were her 14th double-figure game of the season and her 44th overall. She has led FSU in points in eight games this season, and is shooting 54.8 percent against AP Top 25 teams this year.
• Virginia Tech’s 28 turnovers were its most this season, with the previous high being 22 at Auburn.
• Today’s win extends FSU’s win streak to six games, the longest active streak in the conference.
• FSU improves to 6-1 against the AP Top 25 this season, now in sole possession of the second-most nationally.
• FSU’s six AP Top 25 wins ties a program record, tying the 2014-15 team’s six AP Top 25 wins.
• FSU improves to 7-0 on the road this season.
• Today’s win marked head coach Sue Semrau’s 300th career ACC game coached.
• Over the last 21 ACC road games, Florida State is 17-4.
• A key stretch in the game came immediately in the third period when FSU went on a quick 8-0 run in the first 1:50 of the period, forcing a Virginia Tech timeout.
• FSU out-scored Virginia Tech 27-14 in the third period to effectively put the game out of reach.
• Florida State took a 33-22 halftime lead against the Hokies, FSU’s 20th halftime lead in 21 games this season.
• The Seminoles held the Hokies to a stretch of nine minutes, 18 seconds with a made field goal. The drought stretched across the first and second periods.