Feb. 24, 2008
CLEMSON, S.C. – Jill Ingram finished with a career-high 20 points and Janie Mitchell notched her 16th career double-double to lead the Georgia Tech women’s basketball team (20-7, 6-6 ACC) to a 74-58 win over Clemson (10-17, 3-9) Sunday afternoon at Littlejohn Coliseum.
With this win, the Yellow Jackets recorded 20 wins in back-to-back seasons for the first time in school history. Junior Jacqua Williams also set a new school record in steals with 98, breaking her own record of 95 set last season.
“Jill (Ingram) was huge today,” head coach MaChelle Joseph said. “It was her best performance as a Yellow Jacket. Janie’s double-double was important in our 20th win over the season. I am so proud of what these seniors have done with this program. They have led us into the record books with back-to-back 20 win seasons. They have made history. It is an exciting time in our program.”
Ingram recorded seven rebounds, six assists and five steals for the Jackets. Mitchell added 18 points and 11 boards in the win. As a team, the Jackets hit seven three-pointers and registered 12 steals.
Iasia Hemingway scored three of her 13 points on an old-fashioned three-point play at 15:04 in the second half to spark a 12-0 run. Mitchell would give Tech its largest lead of the game, 23 points, after she knocked down a jumper with 8:05 remaining in the game. The Tigers would not go away, going on a 14-0 run of their own over next four minutes to bring Clemson within nine. The Tigers would not get any closer as Ingram and Mitchell scored the Jackets final 18 points to lead the way.
Clemson’s Lele Hardy finished with 12 points and 10 boards and Christy Brown scored 17 points.
The Jackets held a 31-21 halftime lead and held the Tigers to only 26.7 percent from the field. Tech also forced Clemson into 10 first half turnovers.
Tech will return home for its final home game of the season in a match-up with Virginia Tech next Friday, Feb. 29. The Jackets will turn back the clock and wear specially designed uniforms from the 1979-80 season. Tip-off at the AMC is scheduled for 7 p.m.
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