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Montgomery's Three-Pointer Lifts Jackets over Miami, 68-65

Jan. 13, 2008

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ATLANTA – An Alex Montgomery three-point field goal with one second left led the Georgia Tech women’s basketball team (15-2, 2-1 ACC) to a 68-65 come-from-behind win over Miami (8-10, 1-2) on Sunday afternoon.

The Yellow Jackets took possession of the ball with nine seconds remaining following an Albrey Grimsley turnover. Jill Ingram drove down-court and found Montgomery in the corner and the freshman didn’t let the team down, knocking down the game-winning three. Montgomery finished with 11 points and three blocks.

“What a great win for our program,” head coach MaChelle Joseph said. “To come from 10 down and have a freshman hit a three-pointer to win the game was a great ending for our team. We have learned how to win.”

Down by as many as 11 with 6:14 remaining, the Tech seniors stepped up down the stretch. Chioma Nnamaka knocked down two big three-point field goals and Janie Mitchell hit a pair of free throws to bring the Jackets back.

Nnamaka led the Jackets with 15 points and five rebounds. Jacqua Williams added nine rebounds and six steals in the victory.

Miami senior Maurita Reid finished with a game-high 18 points and eight rebounds. LaToya Cunningham scored 15 points off the bench.

The Jackets entered the locker room trailing 30-28 after shooting only 36 percent from the field compared to the Hurricanes, who knocked down 50 percent of their shots in the first half. Tech trailed by as many as five points as Miami scored 22 points in the paint.

Tech embarks on a two-game road trip beginning with a meeting against NC State next Thurs., Jan. 17. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh, N.C.

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