Yellow Jackets Offensive Struggles Too Much To Overcome

Nov. 26, 2010

Box Score

ST. THOMAS, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – Georgia Tech’s first-half offensive woes were too much to overcome as the Jackets fell to 3-4 on the season with a 66-42 loss to the #4/4-ranked Tennessee Lady Volunteers (6-0) in each squad’s second game of the Reef Division at the 2010 Paradise Jam tournament at the University of the Virgin Islands’ Sports and Fitness Center.

The offensive struggles that plagued Tech in the second half against Georgetown continued through the first half against the Lady Volunteers. The Jackets were able to keep the contest close, trailing only by one, 12-11, on a Deja Foster basket at the 14:17 mark of the first period. Unfortunately for Tech, it would only get two more field goals the rest of the half as Tennessee went on a 34-6 run to the break.

The Tech offense improved to begin the second half as the Jackets 11 points in the first 5:38 of the second frame, sparked by threes from Metra Walthour and Alex Montgomery. The first-half deficit the Lady Vols built was too much to overcome as Tech outscored Tennessee 25-20 in the second half.

The Jackets also won the battle of the boards for the sixth time in seven games this season, out-rebounding Tennessee 37-36.

Montgomery was the leading scorer for Tech, finishing with nine points before fouling out at the 5:31 mark of the second half. Foster, playing her first game of the season after coming back from a knee injury, tallied eight points. Montgomery & Foster each hauled in six rebounds. Walthour added six points and a team-best seven rebounds.

Tech will play its final game in the 2010 Paradise Jam tomorrow against Missouri at 6:45 Atlantic Standard Time (5:45 Eastern). The Tigers defeated Georgetown 54-45 in the first game of Friday’s Reef Division contests.

The contest was delayed a total of 43:15 throughout the second half due to four island-wide power outages.

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