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Tech Topples Davidson, 69-50 in Opener

Nov. 9, 2007

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ATLANTA – Chioma Nnamaka scored 18 points to lead Georgia Tech to a 69-50 victory over Davidson (0-1) on Friday night at Alexander Memorial Coliseum.

The Yellow Jackets (1-0) held the Wildcats to only 21 points in the second half and forced 31 total turnovers en route to their season-opening victory. Tech took advantage of the Davidson miscues, scoring 32 points off turnovers.

Tech opened the second half with a 15-4 run sparked by a pair of baskets by Nnamaka to put the game away. The Jackets held Davidson to only four free throws until Alex Thompson hit a three-point field goal with 10:22 remaining in the game.

Junior Jacqua Williams scored 11 points and registered five steals and freshman Iasia Hemingway added seven points and a game-high seven boards for Tech. Senior Jill Ingram came off the bench to finish with six points, a game-high six steals and five assists.

The Wildcats Julia Paquette scored 15 points and Kelsey Cary added 12 points and seven boards.

The Jackets entered the locker room up nine after leading by as much as 17 points with 3:28 left in the first half. Davidson went on a 12-4 run to close out the half to get back into the game and a 38-29 deficit. .

Tech will return to action next Tuesday, Nov. 13 as the women’s team will travel to New Orleans to play Tulane University. Tech and the Green Wave will tip at 8 p.m. ET, and the game can followed on WREK Radio (91.1 FM in Atlanta/www.wrek.org).

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