Jan 17, 2002
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) – Fallon Stokes scored 23 points to lead Georgia Tech to an 81-62 upset victory over No. 17 North Carolina on Thursday night.
Sonja Mallory added 14 points, while Milli Martinez and Megan Ison had 12 each as Georgia Tech (10-6, 4-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) beat the cold-shooting Tar Heels.
Leah Metcalf scored 16 points, while Nikki Teasley chipped in 12 for North Carolina (14-4, 4-2), which shot just 33 percent (27-of-81).
Stokes scored eight points in the first 10 minutes of the first half, including a short jumper with 10:43 left to give the Yellow Jackets a 22-8 lead. The Tar Heels made only four of their first 27 shots, and shot just 24 percent from the floor in trailing 38-23 at halftime.
The Yellow Jackets continued their domination in the second half, extending the lead to 66-34 with 7:59 left before bringing in reserves late.
North Carolina starter Candace Sutton, still recovering from a sprained ankle suffered last week, was held to four points and three rebounds in 15 minutes.