Nov. 21, 2007
ATLANTA – Chioma Nnamaka scored 22 points to lead Georgia Tech (4-0) to a 55-46 win over Northwestern (1-4) on Wednesday night at Alexander Memorial Coliseum.
Nnamaka scored in double-figures for the third time this season, knocking down six three-point shots to tie a career high. Freshman Alex Montgomery finished with a season-high 14 points and nine rebounds to help Tech stay unbeaten.
Tiffany Blackmon entered the game with 15:30 remaining in the second half and Tech leading by one. The sophomore sparked the Jackets with three points, five rebounds three blocks to help the team hold off the scrappy Wildcats.
Ellen Jaeschke led Northwestern with a career-high 24 points and 14 rebounds in a losing effort. The Wildcats shot only 2-of-16 from three-point range and coughed up 19 turnovers.
The Jackets held only a four-point lead going into the locker room after a first half plagued by missed shots and turnovers. Tech only shot 32 percent from the field and registered 12 turnovers.
Georgia Tech will enjoy a long holiday weekend before traveling to Iowa for a Wednesday, Nov. 28 match up against the Hawkeyes in the inaugural Big Ten/ACC Challenge. The game is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. and will be aired on the Big Ten Network.
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