Jackets Fall to No. 8/9 Baylor in Junkanoo Jam, 80-57

BIMINI, BAHAMAS — Facing No. 8/9 Baylor in the Junkanoo Jam title game of the Junkanoo Division, the Georgia Tech women’s basketball team dropped an 80-57 decision to close out the tournament. Elo Edeferioka was named to the All-Tournament team. With the loss, Tech falls to 6-1 on the season.

How It Happened
Lorela Cubaj hit her first three-pointer as a Yellow Jacket at the 9:06 mark of the first quarter to give Tech a 3-2 lead, but Baylor answered with an 11-0 run before Edeferioka snapped the spurt with a jumper at 3:54, setting up a 13-5 contest. Baylor pulled out with a 13 point lead early in the second quarter before back-to-back jumpers from Kierra Fletcher and Breanna Brown brought the score back to single digits, 23-14, with 6:21 to play in the half. The Lady Bears would regain a 13-point lead three times before Imani Tilford sparked a 9-4 Tech run for a 33-25 contest, but Baylor ended the half with a pair of free throws for a 35-25 halftime edge.

Hitting a pair of free throws, Fletcher cut the score to 39-29 early in the third quarter, but Baylor would continue to pull away and opened a 20-point advantage off a Kristy Wallace jumper at the 3:49 mark for a 53-32 score. Tech closed the frame with a 7-4 spurt to setup a 61-43 score heading into the final frame. In the fourth quarter, Baylor would continue to hold a comfortable lead the remainder of the game, leading by as many as 25 points.

Next Up
Tech returns to the court on Thursday, Nov. 30 to host Purdue in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Tip is slated for 7 p.m. in McCamish Pavilion.

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