Dec. 20, 2002
ATLANTA — The Georgia Tech women’s basketball team will close out its pre-holiday schedule on Saturday night when it hosts Atlantic 10 Conference foe Fordham in a game that will tip off at 7 p.m. at Alexander Memorial Coliseum.
Off to their best start since an 8-0 mark to open the 1995-96 season, the Yellow Jackets (7-1) captured a sixth-straight win with a solid 65-46 victory over Georgia State on Wednesday. The win was the fourth-straight for Tech in the series. Fordham (6-2) is also off to its best start since the 1996 campaign and will ride a four-game win streak into the contest with Tech.
Against the Panthers, Georgia Tech held an opponent to under 40 percent shooting for the seventh time this season, keeping its record at a perfect 7-0 in those contests. Georgia State was also the Jackets’ seventh opponent to be held under 70 points on the season.
The Jackets’ inside game was the difference in the contest, as Tech outscored GSU in the paint by an impressive 40-6 count. The Yellow Jackets also held the edge in rebounding for the eighth time this season, claiming a 43-32 advantage over the Panthers.
Senior center Sonja Mallory continued her outstanding start to the season, having her way with Georgia State by scoring 23 points and recording four blocked shots and three steals. Mallory continues to lead the ACC in both rebounding (9.1) and blocked shots (2.6).
Junior guard Megan Isom was also solid against GSU, netting 12 points and recording a career-best seven steals to go along with a game-high seven rebounds. Isom leads the Jackets with 25 steals on the year.
Forward Fallon Stokes reached double-figure scoring for the eighth time this season against the Panthers, finishing the contest with 15 points to stay on her scoring average for the year.
The game between the Rams and Yellow Jackets will mark the fifth meeting in the series between the two schools, with Georgia Tech holding a 4-0 lead on the all-time ledger. The Jackets won the first meeting since 1992 last year when they went on the road to claim a 51-49 decision in the Bronx, N.Y.
All Georgia Tech women’s basketball games can be heard locally on 91.1 WREK-FM an on the internet around the world at www.ramblinwreck.com.