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Stewart Hits Game-Winning Free Throws to Give Tech 67-66 Win Over Princeton

Dec. 21, 2003

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Princeton, NJ – Senior Alex Stewart was fouled at the buzzer and converted on both free throws to give Georgia Tech (7-2) a 67-66 victory over Princeton (2-7) at Jadwick Gym Sunday afternoon. On the season, the point guard is 28-of-37 from the charity stripe.

The Jackets received the ball on Princeton’s end of the floor with 7.2 seconds remaining; Isom drove the length of the floor after Princeton’s defense wrapped up the point guard Stewart. Isom then fed Stewart, who had sprinted from the other end of the court, in the lane, and she was able to draw the foul as the buzzer sounded. After she made the first free throw, Princeton coach Richard Barron called a timeout. Following the break, Stewart nailed the second freebie to give Tech the victory.

Tech was ahead 46-41 when the Tigers went on a 19-6 run with 11 minutes remaining in the game. During that time, Princeton’s Ali Smith hit two of her five threes on the afternoon, while Katy Digovich added one of her two. Princeton had a total of 12 three-pointers in the game, a season-high for Tech opponents this year. Following the Tigers run, which was ended on a made three by Katy O’Brien, Tech went on a 6-0 run of its own, tying the game at 59-59 at the final media timeout with 3:14 remaining on the clock. Princeton was ahead 66-62 with 40 seconds left in the game when Isom connected on her third three on the afternoon to pull the Jackets within one.

Fallon Stokes led all Tech scorers with 15 points, including 13 in the second half, while Isom and Kasha Terry added 11. Stokes and Stewart also added six rebounds for the Jackets in the contest.

The Jackets fell behind 11-4 six minutes into the contest as the Tigers’ O’Brien hit two threes and Smith added another. In the frame, Princeton made nine shots, six of which were from beyond the three-point arc. After Smith added another three with 11:55 remaining in the half, Princeton would go another three minutes without scoring, during which the Jackets would pull to within three points of the Tigers. Tech would conclude the half with an 18-5 run, keyed by Isom who led the Jackets with eight points in the frame, and Mallorie Winn and Terry, who had six and five points, respectively.

Smith and O’Brien led the Tigers with 17 points apiece, while Rebecca Brown added 15 in the contest.

Georgia Tech will take a few days off for the Christmas holiday before returning to Atlanta to face Georgia in the Russell Athletic Shootout, to be held at Philips Arena on December 27. The game is scheduled to begin 30 minutes following the conclusion of LSU and Florida State, which will tip at 12 p.m. Tech’s broadcast can be heard on WREK-Radio, 91.1 FM in Atlanta, and online at www.wrek.org, while livestats can be found at www.ramblinwreck.com.

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