Comeback Attempt Stalls as Jackets Fall 80-79 to Premier Players

Nov. 4, 2007

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ATLANTA – Team Reebok overcame a furious Georgia Tech comeback attempt to pull out an 80-79 victory at Alexander Memorial Coliseum in an exhibition game on Sunday afternoon. Senior Janie Mitchell led five Jackets in double-digit scoring with 21 points but it was not enough to overcome the Premier Players.

The Yellow Jackets were as far back as 22 points with 12 minutes remaining in the game but clawed their way back to tie the game at 79 points on a Mitchell jumper in the lane with 33 seconds remaining on the clock.

With the game knotted at 79, Tech’s Jill Ingram was called for a reach-in foul on Premier Players Katie Alsdurf, who knocked down one-of-two free throws with four seconds remaining in the game. Alsdurf’s second shot clanked off the back of the rim and fell out of bounds off a Tech player with a second remaining to preserve the Premier Players victory.

Senior Chioma Nnamaka scored 15 points and had four steals for Tech. Also scoring in double-figures was freshman Iasia Hemingway, who had an outstanding debut, scoring 11 points including two huge buckets down the stretch. Sophomore Jacqua Williams scored 12 points and Ingram added 13 points off the bench for Tech.

Team Reebok was led by former Tennessee standout Sidney Spencer, who scored 22 points and was nine-of-nine from the free throw line. Former Georgia Tech standout Kentrina Wilson started for the Premier Players and scored five points in 21 minutes of action.

Tech entered the locker room down 40-30, after a turnover plagued first half. The Jackets gave the ball away 19 times and allowed 16 points off those turnovers. Tech turned the ball over only six times the rest of the way, helping the team to its exciting comeback attempt.

Georgia Tech will open the regular season this Friday, Nov. 9 against Davidson at 8 p.m. in Alexander Memorial Coliseum

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