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Tech Women Fall to In-State Rival Georgia

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Georgia Tech’s Regina Tate, front, and Georgia’s Angie Ball battle for a loose ball. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

MARIETTA, Ga. (Jan. 20) – Tawana McDonald and Coco Miller scored 20 points apiece as No. 7 Georgia downed Georgia Tech, 86-58, Thursday night at the Cobb County Civic Center.

Georgia (18-2 overall) dominated the game inside with the 6-foot-4 McDonald going 7-for-8 from the field and 6-for-6 from the foul line. Forward Angie Ball added 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting.

The Lady Bulldogs shot 44 percent (30-of-68) for the game, while Georgia Tech (10-7 overall) shot 33 percent (19-of-57).

Georgia built a 15-point lead in the first half before the Yellow Jackets came to life, closing the gap to 32-23 with 4:04 remaining. The Bulldogs then put together a 10-0 run.

Deana Nolan and Kelly Miller added 3-pointers during the spurt as Georgia built a 43-28 lead at the half.

Georgia Tech’s Milli Martinez (31) and Georgia’s Coco Miller chase down a loose ball. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

The Yellow Jackets went more than 10 minutes without a basket in the second half. Nina Barlin scored on a drive with 18:03 remaining, but Tech did not hit another shot until Lindsey Aves made a 3-pointer with 7:55 to go.

By then, Georgia had a 71-39 lead and the Yellow Jackets had little chance of pulling off another upset of a ranked team. A week earlier, they defeated then-No. 15 North Carolina 55-44.

Barlin led the Yellow Jackets with 11 points. She was the only Tech player in double figures.

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