Nov. 19, 2011
Milwaukee – The Georgia Tech women’s basketball team improved to 3-0 with a tough 74-63 win over the Marquette Golden Eagles at the Bradley Center Saturday afternoon.
Sophomore Tyaunna Marshall led three Yellow Jackets in double digits with 19 points on 8-of-19 shooting. Marshall became the first Jacket to lead the team in scoring, rebounds and assists since Alex Montgomery did so against Middle Tennessee State last season. Marshall grabbed a season-high eight rebounds and dished out a career-best six assists.
After two games in which the Yellow Jackets took control of the contest from the onset, Tech had to battle throughout the first 20 minutes in order to take its third halftime lead in its first three games.
Tech opened a 9-4 lead after a fastbreak layup by Tyaunna Marshall at the 16:52 mark of the first half. Marquette kept pace with the Jackets and took a 23-22 lead on an Arlesia Morse 3-pointer with 7:50 to play in the opening frame.
Walthour answered with a three for the Jackets, sparking a 9-1 GT run and giving Tech a 31-24 lead with 5:52 to play in the first half. The Golden Eagles battled back and regained the lead, 37-36 with 1:16 to play in the first half, but a late layup by Marshall gave Tech the halftime lead, 38-37, for the third time in three games.
The Jackets opened the second half with authority, getting a tip-in from LaQuananisha Adams, a steal by Marshall and a layup by Regins to put Tech up 42-37 and forcing an early Marquette timeout. The Jackets continued to extend their lead to 14, 58-44, on a fastbreak 3-pointer by Walthour.
Marquette continued to fight and trimmed the Jacket lead to seven, 66-59, with 4:49 to play in the contest. Three times in the final three minutes Tech built an 11-point lead and held off Golden Eagle charges.
The Jackets will return home to face the Kennesaw State Owls at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at the Arena at Gwinnett Center. Georgia Tech will be collecting canned food items at the entrance to the arena on Tuesday night and fans can redeem one canned good for a half price ticket.
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