Aug. 12, 2013
PARIS – Four Yellow Jackets scored in double-digits in tonight’s exhibition game as the Georgia Tech women’s basketball team defeated AMW Team France, 84-52. The game was the third of GT’s foreign tour and was a part of the 2013 Euro Jam.
Senior Frida Fogdemark was hot from the three-point line tonight, sinking three straight in the second half, while scoring 11 points total. Senior Tyaunna Marshall scored a team-high 16 points against AMW while grabbing nine rebounds.
For the third-straight game, sophomore Aaliyah Whiteside scored in double figures, this time recording 14 points against the AMW French Team. Freshman Kaela Davis also scored in double digits in back-to-back games, adding 10 this evening.
“It was a good matchup for our team,” head coach MaChelle Joseph said. “We were able to play everyone and give everyone an opportunity. It was nice to play players at different positions. I thought Frida Fogdemark came out and hit three threes and played extremely well. We had four people in double figures. I felt like Aaliyah Whiteside continues to play extremely well on both ends of the floor.”
Sophomore Nariah Taylor led the Yellow Jackets on the boards, grabbing 12 rebounds and scoring eight points.
“It was great to see Nariah Taylor get so many quality minutes and come up with 12 rebounds and eight points,” Joseph said. “If we can continue to get good, solid post play, that’s going to make us that much stronger heading into the season.”
The only time the AMW Team France held an advantage against the Yellow Jackets was at the 8:54 mark in the first quarter with a lead of 6-4. Georgia Tech used a 15-2 run that lasted 4:50 to take back the lead at 19-8 and held on to it for the rest of the game.
During the second quarter, Marshall scored 10 of her 16 points. The guard had back-to-back steals while AMW was inbounding the ball and converted both into layups. Marshall would add another basket before the end of the quarter to put the Yellow Jackets up 45-24 heading into halftime.
The second half opened up with two consecutive baskets by Davis and sophomore Roddreka Rogers to extend GT’s lead to 49-26. The Yellow Jacket’s defense continued to hold off AMW in the third quarter, this time holding the opposition scoreless for 4:38. During AMW scoring draught, the Yellow Jackets scored seven points.
It was at the end of the third quarter that Fogdemark began her streak for three-point baskets, hitting one with 1:17 remaining. Fogdemark drained two more threes to open up the final quarter and helped Georgia Tech to a 69-38 lead with 8:32 left to go in the game.
Taylor went 4-for-4 from the foul line in the fourth quarter and the Yellow Jackets secured its second victory in Europe with a score of 84-52.
The two teams rematch tomorrow at 8 p.m. local time (2 p.m. ET) at the Stade Pierre de Coubertin.