COLLEGE PARK, Md. (Jan. 23) – Junior Regina Tate scored a season-high 15 points and junior Jaime Kruppa added 14 points and 12 rebounds to lead four Georgia Tech to a 73-67 win against Maryland in an Atlantic Coast Conference women’s basketball game Sunday afternoon at Cole Field House.
Four Yellow Jacket players scored in double figures as Tech (11-4, 4-4 ACC) shot a season-high 51.9 percent (28-of-54) from the floor.
Freshman Nina Barlin matched her career-high with 14 points and dished out a career-high nine assists. Senior Danielle Donehew added 10 points for the Jackets, who snapped a four-game losing streak at Cole Field House.
Tate scored 11 of her team-high 15 in the first half as Tech grabbed an early lead, and Kruppa scored all of her 14 points in the second half as the Jackets kept the Terrapins (11-7, 3-5) at bay.
The Jackets used a 14-4 run midway through the first half to grab an 11-point lead with 6:05 before halftime. Maryland got to within six with 6:08 left before the break, but Tech got its lead up to 12 at 34-22 before the intermission.
Maryland trimmed Tech’s lead to single digits four times in the second half before the Jackets broke the game open with an 11-0 run. Up 51-42 with 7:36 to play, Kruppa and Barlin combined to score the first eight points of the spurt before a Donehew three with 5:35 left put Tech up by 20 at 62-42.
Maryland’s Marche Strickland led all scorers with a career-high 32 points and made things interesting late by hitting five three-pointers in the final 1:01. Strickland finished 11-of-17 from the floor and 6-of-9 from three-point range.
The Jackets went 5-of-7 from the free throw line in the final 1:13 to hold off the Terps.
The Jackets return to action Monday, Jan. 31 when Tech travels to Clemson for a 7:30 p.m. game.