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Jackets Cruise to 38-point Win Over Lady Owls Wednesday

Dec. 6, 2006

Final Stats

Atlanta – Georgia Tech cruises to a 38-point win Wednesday at the Alexander Memorial Coliseum as four Jackets score in double figures in an 81-43 win over the Lady Owls of Kennesaw State.

Sophomore guard Jacqua Williams, who’s seen her playing time increase each game, led the team in rebounding pulling down seven, which ties a career high earned last season against Troy. The speedy sophomore, who is also a 4 x 100 meter relay specialist for the Tech Track and Field team, came up with a season-high four steals. Williams was third on the team in scoring Wednesday with 14 points, shooting 5-for-8 from the field and perfect from the line. Williams’ field goal percentage improved to .564 which is the second best on the team behind freshman Brigitte Ardossi who has an impressive .625 field-goal percentage.

Stephanie Higgs paced the Jackets with 16 points, four assists and tied fellow senior Kentrina Wilson in the rebounding column with five.

Janie Mitchell put up impressive numbers once again, notching 15 points and grabbing six boards. The Tech co-captain has come up with five or more rebounds in each game this season and is averaging 7.9 RPG. This is the first time in three outings that Mitchell hasn’t led her team in both rebounding and scoring, though Wednesday’s effort was second best on the team in both categories.

The Jackets led the entire game, with their smallest lead coming with 3:00 left in the first half when Jade Robinson knocked down a KSU three, bringing the score to 28-22. Higgs quickly answered with two straight jumpers giving Tech a ten-point halftime cushion.

The Jackets went on an 11-and-0 run midway through the second half and never looked back, and eventually doubled up the Lady Owls with under 2:00 to play.

The win puts Tech at 4-and-3 for the season and is the first for the Jackets in four games. The Jackets will face Jacksonville Sunday, Dec. 10 at 1 p.m. in the Alexander Memorial Coliseum, concluding a three-game home stand. This will be the first-ever meeting between the two schools.

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