Feb. 25, 2007
Atlanta – Stephanie Higgs had 17 points, nine assists and eight rebounds and fellow senior Kentrina Wilson grabbed eight steals on Senior Day as the Georgia Tech women’s basketball team closed the regular season with a 75-46 non-conference victory over Longwood Sunday at Alexander Memorial Coliseum.
Tech won its fifth straight game to improve 19-10 overall, 9-5 in the ACC. Final seeding has not yet been determined with four conference games being played Sunday, but the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament begins Thursday in Greensboro, N.C.
The Jackets’ 19 victories are their most since 2003 and their third-most as a Division I program, trailing the 1992 and 2003 squads that each won 20 games.
Four Yellow Jackets scored in double figures as Chioma Nnamaka scored 17 points, Janie Mitchell had 13 and Wilson added 11. Wilson’s eight steals are the most by a Yellow Jacket since 1999 and equal the third-best single-game performance in school history.
Tech led from the opening tip, building a 44-20 advantage at the half. The Jackets forced 25 turnovers and outrebounded the Lancers, 46-31.
Anna Steg led Longwood (8-20) with 10 points and 10 rebounds.