No. 19 Georgia Tech Falls to No. 10 Florida State

Feb. 15, 2010

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ATLANTA (AP) – Jacinta Monroe and Alysha Harvin led a second-half rally to help No. 10 Florida State beat No. 19 Georgia Tech 69-59 on Monday night and hand the Yellow Jackets their first home loss of the season.

Monroe had 12 of her 14 points in the second half and Harvin scored 11 of her 14 after intermission. Courtney Ward added 10 assists and nine points for Florida State (22-4, 8-2 ACC).

Brigitte Ardossi scored 23 points to lead Georgia Tech (20-6, 6-4). Sasha Goodlett added 16 points and Alex Montgomery, who reached 1,000 points for her career, had 13 rebounds to go with 10 points.

The Seminoles, down by 10 points in the first half, broke the game open with a 14-4 run midway in the second half, taking a 56-45 lead with 6 minutes left. The Yellow Jackets, who had won 12 straight at home, never got closer than five points the rest of the game.

Georgia Tech was ahead 22-12 with less than five minutes left in the first half thanks to a 15-2 spurt, but FSU cut the Yellow Jackets’ lead to 26-23 at halftime with an 11-4 run.

Ardossi, who scored nine consecutive points during one stretch, had 13 points at intermission, while Goodlett had eight. Clayton had seven first-half points for FSU, which shot only 29.2 percent. The Yellow Jackets shot just 30.3 percent, but had a 28-14 rebounding advantage.

Georgia Tech, which had a week off before playing Florida State, hosts No. 8 Duke on Friday. The Seminoles next game is Thursday at home against Virginia Tech.

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