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Jackets Fall To No. 23 Wolfpack, 83-59

Feb. 10, 2005

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By TOM SALADINO
AP Sports Writer

ATLANTA (AP) – Marquetta Dickens scored 17 points and Ashley Key added 16 to lead No. 23 North Carolina State to an 83-59 victory over Georgia Tech on Thursday night.

It was the fifth win in six games for the Wolfpack, who handed the Yellow Jackets their most lopsided loss of the season.

Key scored 11 points in the second half, while Khadijah Whittington and Kendra Bell each finished with 11 points, and Billie McDowell added 10 for the Wolfpack (17-5, 6-3 Atlantic Coast Conference).

Stephanie Higgs scored 22 of her 25 points in the second half for Georgia Tech (13-8, 4-6 ACC).

North Carolina State broke the game open midway in the first half, using a 16-2 run to stretch a 12-9 lead to 28-11 with 4:55 remaining.

Whittington and McDowell each had six points and Dickens, who had 10 points at the break, added four during the run for the Wolfpack.

The Yellow Jackets’ only points in that span came on a basket by Daphne Mitchell, which ended a 6-minute drought.

Bell scored with 38 seconds left in the first half to give the Wolfpack a 32-13 lead at the break. Whittington’s basket gave the Wolfpack a 33-point lead (68-35) with 8:52 remaining.

Tech shot 32 percent (6-for-19) and had 15 turnovers in the opening half. North Carolina State shot 14-for-28.

Tech’s 13 points was its lowest in a half this season and the lowest points allowed by the Wolfpack.

Tech wound up shooting 41 percent (18-for-44) and had 22 turnovers for the game. The Wolfpack shot 52 percent (30-for-58).

Tech lost a pair of 23-point decisions to Virginia and Duke earlier this season.

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