ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech women’s basketball team suffered a heart-breaking loss, 66-65, to Florida State tonight in Alexander Memorial Coliseum.
Georgia Tech, which trailed by as many as 12 points in the first half before entering intermission tied at 35, claimed its first lead in nearly 17 minutes and just its third of the game when sophomore Alex Stewart nailed a jumper with 16 seconds remaining to go ahead, 65-64. But the Yellow Jackets were unable to hang on.
Georgia Tech had a season-low 12 turnovers, but committed a costly one with 2.2 seconds remaining when an inbounds pass was intercepted by FSU’s Levys Torres. April Traylor was fouled and sank both free throws to regain the lead and claim the victory for the Seminoles.
Junior Milli Martinez led the Ramblin’ Wreck with 16 points and nine rebounds, and hit a crucial three-point field goal with 41 seconds left to close the game to 64-63. She also had two assists and three steals in the contest.
Sophomore Sonja Mallory tallied 13 points and seven rebounds, and Stewart and sophomore Niesha Butler added 11 apiece for the Yellow Jackets.
Traylor led the Seminoles with 19 points and Brooke Wyckoff posted a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds.
Tech’s winning streak was snapped at six games as the Yellow Jackets fell to 9-4 overall and 1-2 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Florida State improved to 10-2 and 2-0 in the ACC.
The Yellow Jackets host 25th-ranked Virginia on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at Alexander Memorial Coliseum in a game broadcast by the Regional Sports Network.