Tech Women's Hoops Faces Second-Ranked Duke on Thursday

Feb. 12, 2003

ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech women’s basketball team will look continue its solid play and pick up its fifth win in six games when it travels to Durham, N.C., to face second-ranked Duke on Thursday night in a game that will tip off at 7 p.m. at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

After opening Atlantic Coast Conference play with an 0-5 record, the Yellow Jackets (15-7, 4-6 ACC) are currently one of the league’s hottest teams, having won four of their last five games. That record matches Thursday’s opponent, Duke (22-1, 10-0 ACC), for the second-best record in the league by a team over its last five games.

Tech’s game against the Blue Devils will mark the sixth time this season that the Jackets have faced a ranked opponent. That total ties NC State for the most games against ranked foes this year in the ACC. The difficulty of Tech’s schedule is evidenced by the fact that four of its seven losses on the year are to teams currently ranked in the top eight in the nation.

Georgia Tech bounced back from a loss at sixth-ranked North Carolina with a 59-51 win over Maryland last Friday night, holding the Terrapins scoreless over the final 5:45 to claim the victory.

Senior center Sonja Mallory led the Jackets in the contest, as she was a solid 10-for-17 from the floor, finishing the game with 21 points and five rebounds. Mallory eclipsed the 20-point plateau for the 10th time this year in the game and scored in double figures for the 19th time.

Junior forward Fallon Stokes also reached double figures in scoring for the 19th time in 2003 with her points against Maryland. Stokes is sixth in the ACC in scoring with 14.8 points per game.

Alex Stewart just missed her fourth double-double of the year against the Terps, finishing with 10 points and nine rebounds.

All Georgia Tech women’s basketball games can be heard locally on 91.1 WREK-FM and around the world at www.ramblinwreck.com. Live statistics from each game along with game notes can also be found at the Yellow Jackets’ official website.

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