THE FLATS — Led by five different Yellow Jackets in double-figures, Georgia Tech women’s basketball picked up a 75-51 win over cross-town rival Georgia State on Tuesday morning.
How It Happened
A flurry of three-pointers from Antonia Peresson and Francesca Pan to close the first half handed the Jackets (5-0) a 40-25 lead at the halftime break. Georgia State (0-3) kept the game close in the early going before Peresson connected on a triple at the 3:02 mark of the second quarter to spark a 16-5 Yellow Jacket run over the final three minutes of the half. Chanin Scott secured Tech’s first double-digit lead on a tipin with 51 seconds left, setting up a 34-24 advantage before back-to-back three-pointers from Pan and Peresson ended the half. The Jackets shot 51.5 percent (17-33) in the first half fueled by Peresson and Zaire O’Neil with nine points each.
Tech used the second half to open a 20-point lead coming from a Scott layup at the 5:33 mark of the third frame. The Jackets continued to extend their lead in the fourth frame, leading by as many as 30 points.
* Tech led on the boards after the first half, 20-8, and finished with a 36-26 edge
* The Jackets hit five three-pointers in the first half with Peresson going 3-for-3 from long distance and Pan adding two
* Five Jackets finished in double-figure scoring: Scott (15), O’Neil (15), Pugh (13), Peresson (11) and Pan (10)
* For the game, Tech shot 51.7 percent (31-60)
The Jackets head to Bimini, Bahamas next to take part in the Junkanoo Jam. Tech opens the tournament on Thursday taking on Penn at 5:15 p.m.