CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Miami hit the go-ahead layup with 1:23 to play and Georgia Tech’s final attempt was off the mark as women’s basketball fell 46-45 Sunday afternoon in Coral Gables.
Georgia Tech (13-4, 4-2 ACC) led by six points, 41-35, entering the final 10 minutes, but the Hurricanes outscored the Jackets in the frame, 11-4, to take the win. The Jackets led for over 31 minutes in the contest, but was limited offensively in the fourth quarter.
The Jackets shook off a slow start offensively and after opening the game 0-for-10 from the field, went 6-for-10 after the first quarter media break to lead 13-11 after the first. It was a back-and-forth battle in the second quarter with neither team leading by more than six points. Tech closed the second quarter going 8-for-8 from the free throw line to hold a 29-24 halftime advantage.
Nerea Hermosa led Georgia Tech with 12 points on the day, followed by Lotta-Maj Lahtinen with 10. Tech dominated on the glass, winning the battle, 40-31, led by 10 rebounds from Lorela Cubaj. For the game, Tech shot 28.6 percent (16-56) from the floor and 91.7 percent (11-12) from the free throw line.
Miami was led Kelsey Marshall with 12 points as the only Hurricane in double-figures. The Hurricanes shot 39.6 percent (19-48) from the field.
The Yellow Jackets return to action on Thursday, visiting Syracuse. Tip is slated for 8 p.m. in the Carrier Dome and the game will be broadcast on the ACC Network.
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