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Georgia Tech Women's Basketball Splits Two Games in Australian Tour

Beth Jowdy’s Journal from Australia

SYDNEY, Australia (May 15) – The Georgia Tech women’s basketball team continued its Australian tour this week, splitting two games Down Under. The Yellow Jackets defeated the Illawara Kittyhawks, 83-52, in Sydney on Monday.

Two rising seniors paced the Yellow Jackets, led by Regina Tate. The 5-11 forward tallied 21 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and three steals. Forward Jamie Kruppa added 12 points.

Alex Stewart and Tamika Boatner, both rising sophomores, also had solid games for the Yellow Jackets. Stewart scored 10 points on five-of-six shooting form the field, while Boatner made four-of-five field goal attempts for eight points. As a team, Georgia Tech shot 53 percent from the floor.

J. Williams scored 14 points to lead Illawara.

On Sat., May 13, Georgia Tech fell to the Australian Institute of Sport, 75-63. Kruppa led the Ramblin’ Wreck with 17 points, and made seven-of-eight free throws. Rising sophomore Nina Barlin added 16 points, five assists and two steals.

The Yellow Jackets held a 41-40 lead at halftime, but were unable to hold off a very strong AIS team. Four players for the host institute scored in double figures, led by Jacinta Hamilton’s 20 points. Hamilton also pulled down a game-high 11 rebounds.

Georgia Tech plays its final game in Australia against Cairns BBC in Cairns on Tuesday.

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