Feb. 11, 2009
SAVANNAH, Ga. – Alex Montgomery led four Yellow Jackets in double figures as the Georgia Tech women’s basketball team (18-6) ran away from Savannah State (5-19), 89-34, Wednesday night at Tiger Arena.
The game marked the homecoming for three Yellow Jacket freshmen and they did not disappoint their fans. Metra Walthour, starting her second straight game, finished with seven points and eight assists. Mo Bennett scored 10 points and LaQuananisha Adams added seven off the bench.
“It was great for these freshmen to get back home and play in front of their friends and families,” head coach MaChelle Joseph. “All three of them made some big plays for us tonight.”
The Lady Tigers opened an early 4-3 lead over the first three minutes of the game but it did not last long as the Yellow Jackets finished off the first half on a 40-15 run to enter the locker room up 43-19. Montgomery led all scorers with 10 points including a three-point basket with five seconds remaining on the clock.
Tech continued to pour it on in the second half. The Yellow Jackets went on a 21-3 run over the first nine minutes sparked by seven points from Foster. Tech held the Lady Tigers without a bucket over the first six minutes of the half and only 15 points after halftime.
Tech shot 52.2 percent from the field and scored 52 of its season-high 89 points in the paint. The Jackets also forced the Lady Tigers into 35 turnovers and registered 18 steals.
Savannah State was led by Lashara Smith, who finished with a game-high 18 points.
Tech continues its two-game road swing Sunday at North Carolina in the Dean E. Smith Center. Tipoff for the regionally-televised game is scheduled for 3 p.m.
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