Nov. 10, 2001
ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech women’s basketball team closed out its exhibition schedule on Saturday afternoon by whipping an out-manned Southeastern Pro-Am team by a 120-36 score at Alexander Memorial Coliseum.
The Yellow Jackets had six players score in double figures in the rout and put the game away early by opening a 24-6 lead midway through the first half before settling for a 52-20 halftime advantage. The opening run was fueled by the play of junior center Sonja Mallory, who scored 12 of Tech’s points over the span. Mallory was dominant in the paint in the game, as she scored 16 points in the first half, en route to a 26-point outing on 12-of-15 shooting. She also added six rebounds and three blocks in the contest.
Southeastern Pro-Am played the entire game with five players and was never able to mount any kind of a run as the Jackets continued their onslaught in the second half, upping their lead to 65-22 with 16:03 remaining in the second half. Tech had 13 players score in the contest, led by Mallory’s 26, which was a game high. Joining Mallory in double figures was sophomore Fallon Stokes, who netted 10 of her 18 points in the second half and senior Milli Martinez, who finished with 16 points and four assists.
Sophomore guard Jasmina Pacariz played primarily in the post on Saturday and reaped the benefits, as she scored 12 points and shared game-high rebounding honors with senior Regina Tate by grabbing seven in the game. Junior Nina B?rlin had 11 points to go along with five assists and three steals, while Tate finished with 10 points and had three steals.
Nikki Dismuke was the leading scorer for SE Pro-Am, as she finished the game with 12 points.
Georgia Tech will begin regular season play on Friday, November 16, when it hosts Kansas State beginning at 5:30 p.m., at Alexander Memorial Coliseum.