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Jackets Sting Peach State Elite, 87-70

Nov. 9, 2008

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ATLANTA –

Five Yellow Jackets scored in double figures as the Georgia Tech women’s basketball team sprinted to an 87-70 win over the Peach State Elite in its final preseason tune-up at Alexander Memorial Coliseum Sunday afternoon.

Alex Montgomery scored 20 points on eight-of-nine shooting from the field. She also dished out seven assists and grabbed five boards. Brigitte Ardossi and Shaday Woolcock finished with 12 points apiece, while Sasha Goodlett and Deja Foster scored 11 and 10 points, respectively.

The Jackets opened the game on an 11-1 run and held a lead of 25 points 13 minutes in. Tech shot a blistering 64 percent from the field and scored 24 points off turnovers to enter the locker room with a 53-31 advantage at the half.

“I am very pleased with the way we started the game, it was one of the best first halves that we have played,” head coach MaChelle Joseph said. “I thought we shared the basketball on the offensive end and played with a lot of effort on the defense.”

The Peach State Elite came out shooting after halftime and were able to cut the Jackets lead to 11 with 13:37 remaining but Georgia Tech responded with a 14-5 run of their own over the next four minutes to hold off the Elite squad.

“We have a lot of things to work on but this team has tremendous potential,” Joseph said.

The Peach State Elite were led by former Massachusetts standout Alisha Tatham, who scored 18 points. Nikki Luckhurst, formerly of Tulane, added 17 points and six rebounds for the Elite.

Georgia Tech will open the regular season this Friday, Nov. 14 against Troy at 6 p.m. as part of the doubleheader with the men’s team. The Yellow Jacket men will meet Winston-Salem State at 8:30 p.m. in the AMC.

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