Nov. 20, 2005
ATLANTA – Sophomore Janie Mitchell scored a game-high 15 points and senior Kasha Terry recorded her second career double-double as Georgia Tech (2-0) defeated Arkansas-Pine Bluff (0-1), 74-36, in the Yellow Jackets’ home opener at Alexander Memorial Coliseum. With the win, Tech improves to 22-6 in home openers since the 1978-79 season.
After falling behind 8-6 on a layup by Arkansas-Pine Bluff’s LaToya Thomas with 14:01 remaining in the first half, the Yellow Jackets went on a 23-2 run, capped by a three-pointer from senior Megan Harpring with 6:09 remaining in the frame to make the score 29-10. The Golden Lions would pull within 13 points of the Jackets with 18:59 remaining in the game, but never closer as Tech held Arkansas-Pine Bluff to just 15 second-half points.
Joining Mitchell and Terry in double figures were sophomore Stephanie Higgs, who scored 10 while pulling down six rebounds and recording three steals, and rookie Jacqua Williams, who came off the bench to score 10 points and record six steals in 14 minutes of play.
Terry shot 50 percent from the field and converted on all four of her free-throw attempts while recording 11 rebounds and blocking a pair of shots in 21 minutes of play. Mitchell converted on 7-of-9 from the field and went 1-for-2 from the free-throw line while pulling down seven rebounds and blocking two shots in the game.
Overall, the Yellow Jackets shot 40 percent from the field, while scoring 36 points of Golden Lion turnovers.
The Yellow Jackets will return to action Wednesday at 7 p.m. when they host the College of Charleston at Alexander Memorial Coliseum. The game will be broadcast on WREK-Radio, 91.1 FM in Atlanta, and online at www.wrek.org, while livestats for the game will be available at www.ramblinwreck.com.