Nov. 1, 2006
Atlanta – The Georgia Tech women’s basketball team opened their season with a bang when they defeated the Spartans of USC Upstate 90-46 in an exhibition at Alexander Memorial Coliseum Wednesday.
Six Jackets scored in double digits, with freshman Brigette Ardossi garnering the team’s only double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. The Melbourne, Australia native made her NCAA debut shooting three for five from the field, went four for seven from the charity stripe and had two assists. Junior co-captain Chioma Nnamaka’s 14 points came shooting six for 16 from the field, while fellow captain Janie Mitchell finished with 12 points, six rebounds and five steals.
It was Tech’s defense that making the loudest statement Wednesday with the team totaling for 21 steals, five of those belonging to Mitchell and four for Nnamaka. Sophomore Jacqua Williams’ speed on the open court and tenacity under the basket proved problematic for the Spartans. Williams finished the night with eight rebounds and two steals of her own. She also tallied the team’s second-highest point total with 12.
Junior Giulliet Ancora did not play tonight and will be sidelined this season after tearing her anterior cruciate ligament in a practice just a week before the season started.
Georgia Tech plays their next game on Friday, Nov. 10 when they host Mercer at 6 p.m., which is the first part of a women’s and men`s double header.