Jackets Sting Hurricanes, 66-45, in Last Road Game of Season

Feb. 15, 2007

Final Stats

For the second straight game two Jackets scored more than 20 points as Janie Mitchell notched 22 points, and Chioma Nnamaka added 21 to lift Georgia Tech (16-10, 7-5) to a 66-45 win over Miami (11-16, 2-10) for their third conference road win of the season.

The Jackets came out firing in the first, led by Mitchell who scored 12 first-half points, to jump out to a 23-8 lead while holding the `Canes scoreless for three minutes. It was a tough hoop and foul for a three-point play by Nnamaka that gave the Jackets their 15-point lead with 7:43 left in the half.

The Jackets led 31-21 at the break.

The `Canes gave Tech a scare in the opening minutes of the second half, making four straight baskets to pull within five. Miami added back-to-back Renee Taylor 3-pointers to stay within striking distance with 12:00 left to play.

Tech was able to pull away when four of the five Jackets on the court came up with a score, including a short base-line jumper by freshman center Tiffany Blackmon.

With 5:00 on the clock, Tech regained their 15-point lead thanks to the three Nnamaka jumpers in three minutes. The team shot 50 percent from the field in the second half.

The Jackets out rebounded the `Canes 44-to-31.

Janie Mitchell, who was Tech’s leading scorer, also led the team in rebounds with seven. Stephanie Higgs added nine points and came away with four steals.

The Jackets, who will finish out the season with three home games, return to action Monday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. when they face Clemson at the Alexander Memorial Coliseum. The game will be televised by FOX Sports South and can be heard locally on WREK-FM (91.1 FM).

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