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Jackets Run Past Furman, 91-56

THE FLATS – Three Yellow Jackets finished in double-figures as Georgia Tech women’s basketball dominated Furman in a 91-56 victory Saturday afternoon in McCamish Pavilion. For the second-straight game, the Jackets shot over 50.0 percent from the field.

Georgia Tech (2-0) took control of the game out of the gate, extending its lead to as many as 20 points in the first half and owning a 36-19 advantage at halftime. The Jackets earned their halftime lead by holding Furman (1-1) to a mere 28.1 percent (9-32) shooting clip in the opening half, and without a three-pointer, while shooting 40.0 percent (14-35) from the field.

The second half was no different for the Jackets as Tech maintained a comfortable lead, shooting 63.2 percent (24-38) from the floor. Tonie Morgan, who finished with a game-high 19 points, led Tech with 13 points in the second half, as the offense was distributed amongst nine different Jackets in the final two periods.

Morgan was just shy of a triple-double, finishing with 19 points, and game-highs of nine rebounds and seven assists. Kayla Blackshear added in 14 points, while freshman Rusne Augustinaite contributed 14 points for her second game in double-figures. In total, the Jackets dished out 22 assists and won the battle on the glass, 47-to-34, while scoring 50 points in the paint.

Furman was led offensively by Jada Session with 20 points, Sydney Ryan (12) and Kate Johnson (11).

Tech’s 91 points marked the most points scored in a game since a 92-84 overtime win against Clemson on Feb. 13, 2022. It is only the second time in the Nell Fortner era the Jackets have scored 90-plus points in a game.

The Yellow Jackets make their first road trip of the season next, visiting Rice for an 8 p.m. tilt on Thursday, Nov. 16 in Tudor Fieldhouse in Houston. The game will be broadcast on ESPN+.

Head coach Nell Fortner postgame press conference

Sophomore guard Tonie Morgan meets with media postgame

Competitive Drive Initiative Turn 2

Looking to build on the success of last year’s Competitive Drive Initiative, Georgia Tech, the Georgia Tech Foundation and Georgia Tech athletics are partnering once again to launch Competitive Drive Initiative Turn 2. CDI Turn 2 has a goal of raising $2.5 million in new gifts to the Alexander-Tharpe Fund’s Athletic Scholarship Fund by Dec. 31, and Georgia Tech and the Georgia Tech Foundation will match eligible gifts to accelerate the impact for Tech athletics. Like last year, not only will gifts to CDI Turn 2 be matched, but so will the contributor’s benefits in the way of A-T Fund giving levels and priority points. To learn more and contribute online, visit atfund.org/turn2.

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