Nov. 26, 2008
ATLANTA – Iasia Hemingway recorded her first career double-double to help the Georgia Tech women’s basketball team to a 74-56 win over Georgia State (1-1) Wednesday at Alexander Memorial Coliseum.
Hemingway finished with 21 points and a career-high 11 rebounds for the Yellow Jackets (4-1). Senior Jacqua Williams scored 15 points and registered four steals, while junior Brigitte Ardossi added 10 points and six boards.
“Iasia really stepped up for us today,” head coach MaChelle Joseph said. “She grabbed nine offensive boards and was relentless the whole game. We now have to get ready for some big games ahead of us. In the next week we will play two teams ranked in the top-25 and a rivalry game with Georgia.”
Tech rode a 17-6 run over the final eight minutes of the first half to enter the locker room with a 43-24 advantage. The Jackets forced Georgia State into 14 first half turnovers and scored 15 points off the Panther miscues.
State cut the lead to 10 with 9:32 remaining in the game but would not get any closer. Tech scored 19 of the next 29 points to pull away.
Georgia Tech outrebounded the Panthers 47-23 and scored 20 second-chance points in the win.
The Panthers were led by Danyiell McKeller, who scored 19 points. Brittany Hollins added 10 points and four blocks for State.
The Yellow Jackets will take their second road trip of the season this weekend when they travel to Boca Raton, Fla., for the FAU Thanksgiving Tournament. Tech opens play Saturday against No. 9/11 Texas in the first round of the tournament. Tipoff is scheduled for 5 p.m.
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