Yellow Jackets Take On City Rival Georgia State

Dec. 15, 2011

Georgia Tech Game Notes

After taking a week off for final exams, the Georgia Tech women’s basketball team (6-3) will resume action Friday, Dec. 16, when it travels across Atlanta to take on city rival Georgia State (3-4) at the GSU Sports Arena in a 7 p.m. tilt.

The Yellow Jackets will be looking to extend their 12 game winning streak against the Panthers and their 10 game winning streak on the Panthers’ home floor. Last year against GSU, then-freshman Tyaunna Marshall posted the highest scoring game by a freshman in her first collegiate game during head coach MaChelle Joseph’s tenure at Tech with 18 points as the Yellow Jackets earned 66-56 season-opening win at the AMC.

Tech is coming off a 58-47 win at Middle Tennessee State Sunday, Dec. 11. Senior Sasha Goodlett scored 13 of her 15 points and grabbed eight of her nine rebounds in the second half as Tech rallied from a three-point halftime deficit to beat the Blue Raiders.

Georgia State bounced back from its first conference loss of the year to Hofstra on Dec. 4 with a 65-59 win over Kennesaw State Dec. 14. The Panthers have not won consecutive games all season.

Last Time Out vs. GSU – Nov. 12, 2010, GT 66, GSU 56
ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech women’s basketball team opened the 2010-11 season in the same fashion that it has in the previous seven years under head coach MaChelle Joseph – with a win. The Yellow Jackets claimed a 66-56 victory over city rival Georgia State Friday night at the Alexander Memorial Coliseum.

With the win, the Jackets extended their winning streak over the Panthers to 12.

Ty Marshall led all players with 18 points in her first collegiate game. The rookie converted on 8-of-15 shots, grabbed four rebounds, added two assists and two steals without committing a turnover in her first career start.

Metra Walthour had a perfect shooting night, finishing 6-of-6 from the floor and finishing the night with a new career-high of 15 points. Alex Montgomery was the third Jacket in double figures with 13 points. The Tacoma, Wash., native narrowly missed a double-double as she hauled in nine boards, dished out six assists and picked up five steals.

Georgia State was led by Chandra Harris, who finished with 12 points and 15 rebounds. Kendra Long came off the bench to pitch in a team-high 13 points, while senior Angelique Burtts also scored 12 points.

On This Date: Georgia Tech is 6-3 when playing on Dec. 16. The six wins: 87-69 vs. Oregon (12/16/09); 70-58 at Mississippi State (12/16/07); 94-60 at Chattanooga (12/16/98); 86-68 vs. Clemson (12/16/92); 79-77 vs. Pepperdine (12/16/86) and 79-43 at Florida International (12/16/80).

The three losses: 66-69 at Santa Clara (12/16/89); 80-90 vs. Clemson (12/16/85); 78-86 (OT) vs. West Virginia (12/16/83).

Tech Against CAA: Georgia Tech owns a 17-4 (.810) all-time record against opponents from the Colonial Athletic Association. Tech is 23-11 all-time against Georgia State and has won 12 straight over the Panthers. Joseph is 10-2 as a head coach against the CAA.

Georgia Tech is 1-0 against the CAA this season with an 87-56 win over Old Dominion at the Arena at Gwinnett Center Nov. 13.

Tech Against State of Georgia: The Yellow Jackets are 1-1 against teams from the State of Georgia this season. Tech defeated Kennesaw State 94-51 Nov. 22 but fell 75-68 at No. 15/14 Georgia Dec. 4.

Head coach MaChelle Joseph is 22-6 during her time at Georgia Tech against in-state schools. She has eight wins over Georgia State, her most against any Georgia team.

Last season, the Jackets went 4-0 against Georgia teams with wins over Georgia State (66-56), Kennesaw State (79-60), No. 21/22 Georgia (69-53) and Mercer (101-44).

–RamblinWreck.com–

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