ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech women’s basketball team defeated Athletes in Action, 73-62, in its final exhibition game tonight at Alexander Memorial Coliseum.
The Yellow Jackets were led by sophomore guard Alex Stewart, who tallied 20 points, eight assists and three steals. Stewart hit 6-of-8 field goals, including a perfect 3-for-3 from three-point range.
Redshirt sophomore Niesha Butler, a preseason Naismith Player of the Year candidate, scored 19 points on 8-of-11 shooting in 25 minutes of action. The guard from New Yorok, N.Y., missed last season with a knee injury.
Junior guard Milli Martinez gave the Jackets a trio of guards who scored in double figures. She scored 15 points and had eight rebounds.
As a team, the Yellow Jackets shot 53 percent from the floor, including 60 percent (6-of-10) from behind the arc. Tech limited Athletes in Action to 36 percent shooting. Athletes in Action were led by forward Karyn Karlin with 16 points and guard Chantel Mize who scored 15 points on five three-point field goals.
“I think our whole goal was to improve from last week,” head coach Agnus Berenato said. “We concentrated on defense and running the break, and I think the improvement was obvious. I was really pleased with our three-poin t shooting. I think we still have a lot to work on before the season.”
The Yellow Jackets tip off the 2000-01 season against Cornell on November 24 at O’Keefe Gymnasium.