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Tech Women Host College of Charleston Wednesday

Nov. 22, 2005

ATLANTA – Riding a two-game winning streak to open the 2005-06 season, the Georgia Tech women’s basketball team will play their second of three-straight home games against the College of Charleston Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Alexander Memorial Coliseum. The game will be broadcast on WREK-Radio, 91.1 FM in Atlanta, and online at www.wrek.org, while livestsats will be available at www.ramblinwreck.com.

After posting a 13-point win in their season opener at UAB Friday night, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets returned to Atlanta for a game against Arkansas-Pine Bluff Sunday, in which they won by a score of 74-36. The win was highlighted by a double-double from Kasha Terry and a game-high 15 points from sophomore forward Janie Mitchell.

“Each game we go into, we want to focus on our weaknesses and work on developing those areas,” said Georgia Tech head coach MaChelle Joseph. “Coming out of the game Sunday, we want to work on the way that we start the game defensively, as we didn’t have as good of a start as we would have liked. We also want to focus on being more consistent on a game-to-game basis.”

The Yellow Jackets have a trio of players averaging double-figures in scoring, as sophomore Chioma Nnamaka is averaging 13.5 points a game while Mitchell is adding 13 per contest and junior Stephanie Higgs is chipping in 11. Mitchell has led Tech on the boards this season, averaging 8.0 rebounds per game, while Tech has five players averaging five or more rebounds per game.

The College of Charleston enters the game with a 1-1 record after suffering a 66-50 loss at the hands of Morehead State Monday night. Charleston is led this season by Jade Hughes, who is averaging 17.5 points per game, while Melissa Chambers is adding 13.5 points per contest.

“Anytime a team has three perimeter players that are scoring in double-figures, we know that it is going to be a challenge,” said Joseph. “Charleston is shooting well from the three-point line, is well-coached, and has a veteran presence inside, so we are looking forward to the game Wednesday.”

The Jackets will be facing College of Charleston for the first time in history, and under head coach MaChelle Joseph, Georgia Tech is 8-2 in contests when it is facing an opponent for the first time. The Yellow Jackets will have the opportunity to add to that record this season, as they have nine games on the schedule against teams that they have never seen before.

Following the game against College of Charleston, the Jackets will face Appalachian State Sunday in a game that is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. at Alexander Memorial Coliseum.

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