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Six Jackets in Double Figures as Georgia Tech Defeats Mississippi Valley State, 89-41

Dec. 13, 2009

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ATLANTA – Sophomore Chelsea Regins led the Yellow Jackets with 15 points off the bench as the Georgia Tech women’s basketball team (6-2) cruised to an 89-41 victory over Mississippi Valley State (2-4) Sunday afternoon at Alexander Memorial Coliseum in the Henry F. McCamish Basketball Complex.

The Yellow Jackets, who had six players score in double figures, finished the game shooting 60 percent from the field. It was first time a Georgia Tech squad topped 60 percent from the field since shooting 63.8 percent against Fairfield on Dec. 30, 1994.

“I was pleased with our defensive intensity, particularly in the second half,” head coach MaChelle Joseph said. “It was good to see us share the basketball the way we did on the offensive end. Having six players in double figures and 25 assists is a credit to our players and how they played together.”

The Yellow Jackets opened the game red-hot from the field, shooting 61.5 percent in the first half to take a 37-24 lead in to the locker room. Junior Deja Foster led Tech with eight points and dished out four of the Jackets 13 first half assists.

Georgia Tech continued its hot shooting in the second half behind a 36-3 run over the first 12:30 minutes. The Delta Devilettes, who scored their first three points of the half on a three-pointer by Courtney O-Briant with 14:39 on the clock, would not score another field goal until Colby Stallings added a three-point field goal of her own at the 6:10 mark.

Georgia Tech senior Brigitte Ardossi finished with 12 points. Foster added 12 points, seven steals, six rebounds and six assists for the Jackets. Tech dished a season-high 25 assists in the win.

Ka’Nieshia Smith led Mississippi Valley State with 12 point. Stalling contributed five points and eight rebounds off the bench.

The Yellow Jackets will continue their five games in nine days swing Wednesday evening when they host Oregon as part of a doubleheader with the Georgia Tech men’s team. Tip-off at Alexander Memorial Coliseum is slated for 6 p.m. The men’s game against Arkansas-Pine Bluff will begin at 8:30 p.m.

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