Jackets Challenge Huskies In Montgomery Homecoming

Dec. 23, 2010

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Senior Alex Montgomery grew up not far from the University of Washington campus in Tacoma, Wash., and travels back to the Evergreen State as the Yellow Jackets (8-4) will face the Washington Huskies (5-3) in each squad’s final contest before the holiday break.

Tech brings a five-game winning streak into the game with the Huskies and has not lost since Nov. 26 to then-No. 4/4 Tennessee. The winning streak has also directly coincided with the return of senior Deja Foster, who made her season debut against Tennessee after returning from a knee injury in the offseason. Since Foster’s return to the lineup, Tech is 5-1.

The Jackets enter the game coming off a 69-53 win over Portland State on Tuesday, Dec. 21, in Portland. Senior Alex Montgomery led Tech with 14 points and nine rebounds while playing only 22 minutes. Junior center Sasha Goodlett tallied her fourth double-digit scoring game of the year with 13 points and was 6-of-7 from the field. Junior Metra Walthour added eight points and dished out eight assists, a season-high and tying her career-best.

Washington enters the contest coming off a 59-40 win over Western Michigan. Junior Kristi Kingma tallied 20 of her 25 points in the first half and marked the eighth straight game she has finished in double digits.

SCOUTING WASHINGTON
The Huskies are led by junior Kristi Kingma, who is averaging 18.6 ppg this season. In her last outing, Kingma was 9-of-17, including three three-pointers, to finish with a game-high 25 points, marking the 10th straight game she has scored in double digits, dating back to last season. Joining Kingma in averaging double digits is senior guard Sarah Morton who posts 11.5 ppg.

The Huskies have been struggling from the field this season, converting on just 37.3 percent of all field goal attempts and only making 33.8 percent of all three-point attempts. Something will have to give in scoring as UW is holding its opponents to just 53.1 ppg while Tech is averaging 62.8 ppg.

With the win over Western Michigan on Dec. 20, Washington improved to 5-3 on the season and has won four its last five contests. The Huskies held the Broncos to 40 points, 18 below WMU’s season average.

Washington is 11-3 all-time against the ACC, but hasn’t faced an ACC foe since the 2008-09 season.

LOOKING BACK
Last season at this point, Tech was 10-2 after claiming a road win at Georgia State, 62-50, on Dec. 22 in Atlanta, the Jackets fifth straight win.

TECH VERSUS THE PAC-10 CONFERENCE
Georgia Tech is 4-1 all-time against teams from the Pac-10 Conference. The Huskies are the only Pac-10 team the Jackets will face this season. The last time Tech faced a foe from the Pac-10, the Jackets recorded a 70-48 win over Arizona in Atlanta on Dec. 20, 2009. Last season, Tech went 2-0 against the Pac-10.

Tech’s record vs. Pac-10 schools:
Arizona 2-0 1.000
Oregon 2-0 1.000
UCLA 0-1 .000

GOIN’ STREAKIN
Tech posted its fifth straight win with the victory over Portland State on Dec. 21. It is the Jackets’ longest winning streak since reeling off eight straight from Dec. 13 to Jan. 2 of last season.

Since the return of senior Deja Foster, Tech is 5-1. Foster, made her return against Tennessee after recovering from a knee injury in the offseason.

–RamblinWrek.com–

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