Feb. 15, 2007
For the second straight game two Jackets scored more than 20 points as Janie Mitchell notched 22 points, and Chioma Nnamaka added 21 to lift Georgia Tech (16-10, 7-5) to a 66-45 win over Miami (11-16, 2-10) for their third conference road win of the season.
The Jackets came out firing in the first, led by Mitchell who scored 12 first-half points, to jump out to a 23-8 lead while holding the `Canes scoreless for three minutes. It was a tough hoop and foul for a three-point play by Nnamaka that gave the Jackets their 15-point lead with 7:43 left in the half.
The Jackets led 31-21 at the break.
The `Canes gave Tech a scare in the opening minutes of the second half, making four straight baskets to pull within five. Miami added back-to-back Renee Taylor 3-pointers to stay within striking distance with 12:00 left to play.
Tech was able to pull away when four of the five Jackets on the court came up with a score, including a short base-line jumper by freshman center Tiffany Blackmon.
With 5:00 on the clock, Tech regained their 15-point lead thanks to the three Nnamaka jumpers in three minutes. The team shot 50 percent from the field in the second half.
The Jackets out rebounded the `Canes 44-to-31.
The Jackets, who will finish out the season with three home games, return to action Monday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. when they face Clemson at the Alexander Memorial Coliseum. The game will be televised by FOX Sports South and can be heard locally on WREK-FM (91.1 FM).