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Jackets Rally Past Demon Deacons in Women's Basketball

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ATLANTA (Feb. 6) – Junior Regina Tate scored a team-high 13 points, and sophomore Milli Martinez added 12, 10 of which came in the second half, as Georgia Tech rallied to defeat Wake Forest, 60-54, in Atlantic Coast Conference women’s basketball action Sunday afternoon at Alexander Memorial Coliseum at McDonald’s Center.

The Yellow Jackets (12-9 overall, 5-6 ACC) erased a five-point deficit with less than six minutes remaining and held the Demon Deacons (6-16 overall, 2-9 ACC) without a field goal over the final 2:00 for the victory.

Tech trailed 51-46 with 5:34 to play but used a 6-0 run capped by a Danielle Donehew three-pointer to take a one-point lead with 3:50 to play. After a Wake Forest timeout, Brenda Mock Kirkpatrick put the Deacons back up one at 54-53 on a layup with 2:54 left.

Kirkpatrick’s shot would prove to be Wake’s final field goal as freshman Nina Barlin put the Jackets up for good on Tech’s next possession on a jumper with 2:24 remaining.

The Jackets held the Deacons in check over the final 1:52 and iced the game by going 6-of-9 from the free throw line down the stretch. Tech forced Wake into a two turnovers, a loose-ball tie-up and blocked an Alisha Mosely three-point attempt on four of the Deacons’ last five possessions.

Wake’s only points in the final 2:00 came on a Mosely free throw with 1 second to go.

Kirkpatrick led all scorers with a game-high 14 points and 15 rebounds for the Deacons.

The Jackets return to action at 7 p.m. Friday, going on the road to take on 12th-ranked Duke.

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