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.
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.