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Georgia Tech Falls To No. 3 Duke, 73-55

Feb. 20, 2005

Box Score

By CHARLES ODUM
AP Sports Writer

ATLANTA (AP) – Jessica Foley scored 19 points to help No. 3 Duke (25-2, 11-1 ACC) defeat Georgia Tech (13-11, 4-8) 73-55 Sunday afternoon at Alexander Memorial Coliseum on the campus of Georgia Tech.

Stephanie Higgs led Tech with 17 points and eight rebounds and Chioma Nnamaka added 12 points and six boards.

The Yellow Jackets won the battle of the boards, pulling down 40, including 24 offensive rebounds, while the Blue Devils recorded 31.

Duke won despite getting only nine points from Monique Currie, who had scored in double figures in the Blue Devils’ first 26 games. Currie, who was averaging 17.7 points per game, was 1-of-7 from the field.

She was held out of practice this week due to an illness and is battling stress fractures in her left foot. She was fitted with orthotics two weeks ago and had averaged 12.7 points in the previous three games.

Foley, who set season highs with 23 points and 10 rebounds in the Blue Devils’ 82-59 win over the Yellow Jackets on Jan. 17, had five 3-pointers Sunday. Foley’s last 3-pointer gave the Blue Devils a 20-point lead at 59-39 with 6:35 left.

After Tech pulled to within four points at 32-28 early in the second half, Duke took control with a 17-3 run for a 49-31 lead.

Wynter Whitley and Wanisha Smith each had 11 for Duke.

Duke has a 25-game winning streak against Georgia Tech and holds a 47-7 overall lead in the series.

The Yellow Jackets will return to action Thursday when they travel to Clemson to face the Tigers at 7 p.m.

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