Feb. 27, 2005
ATLANTA – Holly Johnson hit a three-pointer with 9.4 seconds remaining in the game to lift Florida State (23-6, 9-5 ACC) to a 51-49 victory over Georgia Tech (13-13, 4-10 ACC) in the Yellow Jackets final home game of the 2004-05 season Sunday afternoon at Alexander Memorial Coliseum.
Trailing 34-33 with 11:36 remaining in the game, the Yellow Jackets went on a 9-1 run, sparked by a pair of shots by Stephanie Higgs, to take a 41-34 lead at 9:08. The Seminoles then climbed back into the game with a 9-2 run beginning at 5:27 with a jumper by Roneeka Hodges and capped by a field goal and two free throws from LaQuinta Neely at 2:49, making the score 47-46 in favor of Tech.
Higgs paced the Yellow Jackets with 14 points on 6-of-12 shooting while pulling down six rebounds and dishing out a pair of assists against the Seminoles. Jessica Williams scored 10 points for Georgia Tech and had eight rebounds and a block in the contest, while point guard Jill Ingram paced the Jackets on the boards with nine rebounds.
The Yellow Jackets shot 40 percent from the field against the Seminoles, but converted on just 15-of-22 from the charity stripe.
After trailing 16-4 ten minutes into the game, Georgia Tech went on a 18-5 run to end the first frame and took a 22-21 lead into the locker room at halftime. The Yellow Jackets took their first lead of the game with under 30 seconds remaining on a pair of free throws by Jill Ingram while holding the Seminoles scoreless from the field for the last 6:50 of the first half.
Alicia Gladden led the Seminoles with 13 points in the game while Linnea Liljestrand scored 11 in the victory.
Georgia Tech will travel to Greensboro to begin the 2005 ACC Tournament this weekend, and the bracket for this year’s conference championship will be released late Monday. All of the Yellow Jackets’ conference tournament games will be carried on the Georgia Tech student radio station, WREK-91.1 FM, and online at www.wrek.org. Livestats for all games will be available at www.theacc.com.