Nov. 15, 2009
STILLWATER, Okla. – Sophomore Sasha Goodlett scored a career-high 21 points but the 19th-ranked Georgia Tech women’s basketball team fell to Oklahoma State, 70-64, Sunday afternoon in the second round of the Preseason WNIT at Gallagher-Iba Arena.
“I am extremely proud of our effort tonight,” head coach MaChelle Joseph said. “I thought our post-play was its best since I have been at Georgia Tech. If we hit a few of our outside shots, it is a different game. I also thought our key players being in foul trouble hurt us.”
Goodlett, who finished a career-best 13-of-16 from the free-throw line, scored 15 of her 21 points in the second half. The Jackets, who trailed the Cowgirls by as many as 11 points with four minutes remaining in the game, cut the score to 68-64 with a minute left but would not get any closer.
The Yellow Jackets entered the locker room down 33-26 at the half. Tech pulled within two points of the Cowgirls at 22-20 with 7:53 remaining but Oklahoma State closed out the half on a 13-6 run to maintain its lead.
The Cowgirls were led by senior Andrea Riley’s 24 points and seven assists. Senior Tegan Cunningham added 20 points and 10 rebounds.
The Yellow Jackets will return home and await word on their next opponent. Information will be posted on RamblinWreck.com as soon as it becomes available.
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