Dec. 2, 2003
ATLANTA – Fallon Stokes scored 23 points, including the go-ahead basket with 3:31 left in the game, to lead Georgia Tech (4-1) to a 60-54 victory over Davidson (2-4) Tuesday at Alexander Memorial Coliseum.
Stokes led all scorers and recorded the fifth double-double of her career by pulling down 13 rebounds in the game. She was followed in scoring by Megan Harpring, who had 10 points and Alex Stewart, with eight. Stewart also contributed seven rebounds, four assists, and four steals for the Jackets.
Stokes scored 21 of her points in the second half. After her layup put Tech ahead 49-47 with 3:31 left to play, Stewart had a breakaway layup to extend Tech’s lead to four. Stokes followed with two more buckets and then Stewart’s basket put the Jackets ahead 57-50 with 1:23 remaining in the contest.
Tech trailed by as many as eight points late in the first half before closing the gap to 27-24 on a pair of free throws by Harpring and a three-pointer by Mallorie Winn. The Jackets struggled from the field all night, hitting only 29 percent from the floor, but forced 22 Davidson turnovers while committing just six of their own. Tech also hit 22-of-36 free throws while Davidson went to the line 15 times, hitting 11.
Ashley Hallsted paced Davidson with 11 points, while Meghan Bryant added 10 for the Wildcats.
Georgia Tech will travel across town to face Georgia State on Saturday afternoon for a game that will tip at 2 p.m. before taking the week off for finals. The game will be broadcast on WREK-Radio, 91.1 FM in Atlanta, and online at www.wrek.org.