Nov. 28, 2009
BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Junior Deja Foster scored 12 points on her way to being named Most Valuable Player of the 2009 LIU Turkey Classic as the Georgia Tech women’s basketball team (4-1) defeated host Long Island (3-3), 73-56, to capture the tournament title Saturday.
“I am really proud of how our team came out offensively today,” head coach MaChelle Joseph said. “I thought Alex Montgomery gave us a huge lift by knocking down three big three-pointers in the first half. Deja came out big on the defensive end and was well deserving of the MVP award. Brigitte Ardossi was solid the entire tournament and showed tremendous leadership on both sides of the ball.”
Foster, who shot six-of-seven from the field, also registered five rebounds and five assists for the Yellow Jackets. Ardossi, who earned a spot on the All-Tournament team, scored 10 points and finished with six boards. Montgomery added 13 points off the bench.
The Yellow Jackets hit four three-point field goals and shot 52 percent from the field to open a 38-28 halftime lead over the Blackbirds. Montgomery led all first half scorers with nine points.
Tech pulled away over the first six minutes of the second half with a 15-5 run. The Jackets shot 51 percent from the field and knocked down six three-point field goals for the second game in a row after only hitting two in their first three games.
The Yellow Jackets will next participate in the 2009 Big Ten/ACC Challenge Wednesday when they travel to Penn State. The game at the Bryce Jordan Center will be televised by the Big Ten Network and is slated to begin at 6:30 p.m.