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Florida State Earns 59-54 Victory Over Georgia Tech in Atlanta

Feb. 2, 2006

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ATLANTA – Alicia Gladden led the Seminoles with 14 points and three other players scored in double figures as Florida State (13-7, 4-3 ACC) defeated Georgia Tech (13-8, 2-6 ACC), 59-54, Thursday night at Alexander Memorial Coliseum.

Holly Johnson converted on a pair of free-throws with 21 seconds remaining to put the Seminoles up, 57-54, and the Florida State defense held off the Jackets on the ensuing possession to seal the victory.

Janie Mitchell came off the bench to lead all scorers with 15 points in the game while also leading the Jackets with nine rebounds in 29 minutes of play. Chioma Nnamaka scored 11 points and had six rebounds in the contest, while April Phillips, Stephanie Higgs and Jill Ingram added seven points.

The Jackets led by nine points with 13:22 remaining in the game, but the Seminoles went on an 11-3 run to pull within one point at 9:22 on a layup by Shante Williams. Tech tied the game with 4:27 remaining on a pair of free-throws by Mitchell, but FSU scored the next six points to take a 53-47 lead at 3:27.

After entering the second half tied 20-20, the two teams exchanged the lead four times and had a tie ballgame on five occasions before the Seminoles pulled out their fourth conference victory of the season.

Mitchell led all scorers with nine points in the first half, while Florida State’s Britany Miller lead the Seminoles with six points in the frame. Tech outrebounded Florida State, 23-7, in the frame, led by Mitchell, who pulled down seven.

The Jackets return to action Sunday at 2 p.m. when they host the top-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels at Alexander Memorial Coliseum. The game can be heard on WREK-Radio, 91.1 FM in Atlanta, and online at ww.wrek.org. Livestats for the game will be available at www.ramblinwreck.com.

–GT–

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