Dec. 9, 2007
ATLANTA – Janie Mitchell scored 19 points to lead the Georgia Tech women’s basketball team (7-1) to a 78-50 win over Georgia Southern (3-6) at Alexander Memorial Coliseum on Sunday afternoon.
“I was really happy how our girls came out and played today,” head coach MaChelle Joseph said. “We got a huge contribution from everyone on the boards and I think that was the difference in the game.”
The Yellow Jackets pulled away from the Eagles early in the second half with a 24-11 run over the first nine minutes.
“Our three seniors really stepped up big for us today,” Joseph said. “They each made an impact at critical times and helped keep us ahead for good.”
Georgia Southern began the contest with upset on their minds and built a 14-9 advantage early in the first half before Tech took a 17-14 lead after a 6-0 run. The Eagles continued to keep the score close for the rest of the first half causing nine Jacket turnovers but the Jackets pulled away with a pair of late three-point field goals by Nnamaka.
Tech outrebounded the Eagles, 23-13, in the first half and held a 34-23 edge going into the locker room.
The Jackets will hit the road next weekend to open a three game road trip. Tech will play Mississippi State on Sunday, Dec. 16 in Starkville, Miss. The Jackets will return home on Dec. 29 to play Chicago State in the opening round of the Georgia Tech/Marriott Northwest Holiday Tournament.
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