Dec. 18, 2008
NASSAU, Bahamas – Alex Montgomery registered her second career double-double to help lead the No. 25 Georgia Tech women’s basketball team to a 65-27 win over Winthrop (4-4) at the Kendal Isaacs National Gymnasium Thursday.
Montgomery finished with 16 points, 10 rebounds and a career-best seven steals to pace the Yellow Jackets (9-2) on a record-setting evening. Tech held the Eagles to a school-record low of 27 points and forced Winthrop into shooting only 24 percent from the field.
“I am really proud of our defensive effort tonight,” head coach MaChelle Joseph said. “Jacqua (Williams) got us going early with her pressure on the ball and Alex was huge for us with her double-double. It was great to see her (Alex) get on the boards early.
“For us to come across the country in 48 hours and play with the defensive tenacity that we did was great to see. It was a really good challenge for us and our players really stepped up tonight.”
Williams scored 13 points from the field and registered six steals for Tech. Brigitte Ardossi added six points, six rebounds and three steals in the win.
The Yellow Jackets shot a blistering 71 percent from the field in the first half to take a 37-14 lead into the locker room. The Jackets finished 15-of-21 on field-goal attempts and registered the second-best percentage for a half in school history.
Tech put the game out of reach by opening the second half with a 15-0 run and held the Eagles scoreless for the first seven minutes before Ashley Cox tallied a three-point play with 13 minutes remaining in the game.
Ashley Haugtvedt led Winthrop with 10 points off the bench.
Tech will continue play Saturday against UT-Arlington. Tipoff for the championship game of the Bahamas Sunsplash Shootout is slated for 2 p.m.
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