Yellow Jackets' Montgomery Earns ACC Co-Player of the Week

Dec. 27, 2010

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Georgia Tech senior Alex Montgomery was named ACC Co-Player of the Week, for the week ending December 26, announced by the conference office today.

It is the second time this season, and for her career, that Montgomery has earned the league award. She also earned the honor for the week ending Dec. 5 after Tech went 3-0, capped with a 16-point win over Georgia.

Montgomery led the Jackets to a 2-0 week, in what was essentially a homecoming tour. Tech opened the week with a 69-53 win at Portland State Dec. 21 and finished with a 60-27 win at Washington Dec. 23. Montgomery, from Tacoma, Wash., led the team in points (34/17.0 ppg), rebounds (17/8.5 rpg) and steals (6/3.0 spg) for the week. She converted nearly 62 percent of her field goal attempts and 73 percent of three-point attempts, and shot at least 50 percent from the field in both outings.

“Alex is very deserving of this ACC Player of the Week honor,” head coach MaChelle Joseph said. “Her performances at Portland State and especially at University of Washington were outstanding. It’s always a lot of pressure to play in front of your family and friends for the first time, but Alex showed tremendous poise and composure, and led her team on both ends of the floor.”

In the week’s first game at Portland State, she led the team with 14 points and grabbed a game-high nine rebounds while playing only 22 minutes. Playing in front of numerous family and friends in the game at Washington, she made a three just five seconds into the game and scored nine of Tech’s first 10 points, going on to finish with game-highs of 20 points and eight rebounds.

Against the Huskies, she made her first five shots, including a pair of threes. Early in the second half, she made a three right in front of the Jacket bench and cheering section to restore Tech’s double-digit lead. Montgomery also led the Tech defense as it limited Washington to only nine second-half points and without a field goal from the 15:54 mark of the second half to just 36 seconds left, allowing the Jackets to cruise to the win. The 27 points tied a Georgia Tech record for fewest points allowed.

Montgomery and the Yellow Jackets will begin a four-game homestand tomorrow night against the Mercer Bears at Alexander Memorial Coliseum, before hosting Tennessee State on Dec. 30 and Jacksonville State on Jan. 2, before opening conference play against North Carolina on Jan. 6. The games on Dec. 28, 30 and Jan. 2 are all designated Kids’ Day, where all children under the age of 12 will be admitted free. Tickets are available at RamblinWreck.com or 888-Tech-Tix and available on the day of the game. For more information, visit RamblinWreck.com or follow @GTWBB on Twitter for instant updates.

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