By JIMMY ROBERTSON
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) – Zach LeDay scored 23 points to carry Virginia Tech to a 75-59 victory over Maryland-Eastern Shore on Wednesday night.
Coming off the bench as he has all season, LeDay hit 7 of 10 shots from the floor and all 10 of his free throws for the Hokies (7-1), who are off to their best start since opening the 2012-13 season with a 7-0 mark.
The Hokies led UMES (1-8) by as many as 27 points, but the Hawks scored on 10 of 13 possessions during one stretch in the second half and cut the lead to 54-45 on Ryan Andino’s 3-pointer with 7:57 remaining
But LeDay had the answers for the Hokies. He connected on back-to-back 3-point plays to push the lead back into double figures, and the Hokies weren’t threatened again.
Andino, who hit seven 3-pointers, scored 17 of his 23 points in the second half to lead the Hawks