No. 19 Georgia Tech Upends Miami, 77-73

Feb. 21, 2010

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. – A pair of Deja Foster free-throws with a second remaining in the game sealed a win as the No. 19 Georgia Tech Women’s Basketball team defeated Miami, 77-73, Sunday afternoon at the BankUnited Center.

After a pair of uncharacteristic misses by senior Brigitte Ardossi from the free-throw line with 2.6 seconds left on the clock, the Hurricanes would turn the ball over. On the next inbound, Foster would be fouled and then go to the line to help the team to its program-best eighth road win of the season.

“I am just really pleased with our effort,” head coach MaChelle Joseph said. “I thought we came out to play in the first half. Brigitte [Ardossi] was huge. I do not know how you can leave her off the All-ACC first team. It was great to see five players scoring in double figures.”

Ardossi led five Jackets in double-figures with 27 points. Foster, Sasha Goodlett and Sharena Taylor each scored 12 points and Alex Montgomery added 10 points and seven boards.

The Yellow Jackets, who led by as much as 10 points in the first half, allowed seven Miami 3-point field goals and only held 35-34 lead going into the locker room. Ardossi scored a team-high 11 points as the Jackets shot an impressive 61 percent from the field.

Miami would come out of the locker room and open a six-point lead with 14:27 left in the game. The Jackets would respond with a 13-0 run over the next four minutes to hold a 60-53 advantage.

Tech would maintain its seven-point lead with 1:57 left on the clock but the ‘Canes were able to come all the way back and knot the game at 73. On a furious drive to the basket, Ardossi would be fouled a give the Tech a 75-73 lead. She then forced a key turnover but missed both free-throws to give the Hurricanes a chance.

The Yellow Jackets will make their final appearance of the season at home next Friday against North Carolina. Tip of at Alexander Memorial Coliseum for the regionally-televised game (Fox Sports South in Atlanta) is slated for 6:30 p.m.


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