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#STINGDAILY: History Makers

Nov. 12, 2012

By Jon Cooper
Sting Daily

There was a lot of exciting basketball and a lot of firsts that took place this weekend at the official opening McCamish Pavilion.

On Friday night, the Georgia Tech men hosted the building’s first game, and brought home a resounding 79-61 victory over Tulane. On Sunday afternoon, the Yellow Jacket women played their first game in their new home, and gave a spirited effort, although they didn’t fare as well, falling, 71-54, to Tennessee.

Below is a list of firsts from both the men’s and women’s games.

McCamish Pavilion’s Georgia Tech Men’s Basketball Firsts:
Opening Tap: Controlled by Tulane
First Shot: Josh Davis, Tulane (19:34)
First Defensive Rebound: Robert Carter (19:34)
First Foul: Josh Davis, Tulane (19:32)
First Georgia Tech Shot: Daniel Miller, missed layup (19:16)
First Basket: Josh Davis, layup (18:44)
First Free Throw: Marcus Georges-Hunt (18:13)
First Georgia Tech Point: Marcus Georges-Hunt (free throw, 18:13)
First Dunk: Tomas Bruha, Tulane (18:02)
First Offensive Rebound: Brandon Reed, off his own miss (17:40)
First Georgia Tech Basket: Marcus Georges-Hunt, layup (17:32)
First Substitution: Chris Bolden and Kammeon Holsey for Brandon Reed and Robert Carter (16:17)
First Georgia Tech Foul: Mfon Udofia (15:32)
First Georgia Tech Lead: 6-4, on Daniel Miller layup (17:01)
First Three-Point Shot: Marcus Georges-Hunt, a miss (17:05)
First Three-Point Basket: Chris Bolden, assist by Pierre Jordan (12:10)
First Assist: Chris Bolden, on Kammeon Holsey layup (13:14)
First Georgia Tech Dunk: Daniel Miller (11:32)
First Steal: Pierre Jordan (11:15)
First Blocked Shot: Kendall Timmons, on Kammeon Holsey (9:33)
First Georgia Tech Blocked Shot: Daniel Miller, on Tomas Bruha (3:59)

McCamish Pavilion’s Georgia Tech Women’s Basketball Firsts:
Opening Tap: Controlled by Tennessee
First Shot: Isabelle Harrison, Tennessee (19:44)
First Basket: Isabelle Harrison (19:44)
First Assist: Cierra Burdick
First Georgia Tech Shot: Ty Marshall, missed lay-up (19:27)
First Rebound: Meighan Simmons, Tennessee (19:26)
First Georgia Tech Rebound: Ty Marshall, on Simmons 3-pointer (17:43)
First Offensive Rebound: Brittany Jackson, on Dawnn Maye miss (17:32)
First Foul: Sydney Wallace (19:24)
First Georgia Tech Basket: Ty Marshall (19:15)
First Substitute: Brittany Jackson for Sydney Wallace (19:07)
First Georgia Tech Lead: 4-2 (18:53)
First Three-Point Shot: Meighan Simmons, a miss (17:43)
First Three-Point Basket: Cierra Burdick, Tennessee, assist by Andraya Carter (18:14)
First Georgia Tech Three-Point Shot: Jasmine Blain, a miss (13:52)
First Georgia Tech Three-Point Basket: Sydney Wallace, assist Brittany Jackson (6:37)
First Free Throw: Jasmine Blain, a miss, (15:05)
First Made Free Throw: Ty Marshall (9:41)
First Steal: Ty Marshall, from UT’s Cierra Burdick (19:17)
First Blocked Shot: Isabelle Harrison, on Ty Marshall (19:27)
First Georgia Tech Blocked Shot: Shayla Bivins, on UT’s Jasmine Jones (9:10)

In addition to the great show of spirit by Tech fans on both days, as Friday night’s game sold out, while the women drew 5,517, the fifth-largest crowd in program history.

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