Feb. 3, 2009
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The Yellow Jackets got a career day from freshman Sasha Goodlett but the Georgia Tech women’s basketball team (16-6, 4-4 ACC) fell to Wake Forest (15-5, 3-4), 68-60, at Lawrence Joel Coliseum Tuesday night.
Goodlett finished with a career-best 15 points and seven rebounds in 33 minutes as Tech scored 36 points in the paint but the Demon Deacons outscored Tech 31-10 from the free-throw line on the evening.
“Obviously the foul situation hurt us tonight and we were not able to overcome their free-throw attempts,” head coach MaChelle Joseph said. “Sasha was huge for us inside. It was good to see some scoring from our post game.”
Despite a strong presence from the Yellow Jacket post players, a Courteney Morris three-pointer at the buzzer gave Wake Forest a 30-24 halftime advantage going into the locker room. The Jackets were whistled for 12 first half fouls, which led to 15 Demon Deacon free-throw attempts.
Tech, down by as many as nine points early in the second half, stormed back to take a 44-43 lead with 9:01 left in the game on an Alex Montgomery three-point basket. The Demon Deacons would put the game away though, going on a 7-0 run capped by a pair of Alex Tchangoue free throws at the 4:11 mark.
The Jackets put up a battle down the stretch but were unable to get closer than four points the rest of the way.
Tchangoue who led for four Deacons in double-figures, scored a game-high 17 points and grabbed six boards. Corinne Groves added 14 points and eight rebounds.
The Yellow Jackets will return to action Sunday, Feb. 8 when they host NC State at 2 p.m. Tech will take part in the WBCA Pink Zone imitative as they don pink uniforms to honor former NC State head coach Kay Yow and support the fight against breast cancer.
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