Dec. 6, 2003
ATLANTA – Senior Fallon Stokes scored 25 points, including the 1,000th point of her career, to give Georgia Tech (5-1) a 69-64 victory over cross-town rival Georgia State (2-2) Saturday at the GSU Sports Arena.
Stokes’ first bucket of the second half gave her 17 points for the game and 1,000 points in her four-year career at Tech. She was followed in scoring by Megan Isom, who had 16 points, including three from beyond the arc, and Alex Stewart, with 11 points. Stewart also had nine rebounds, five assists and three steals for the Jackets.
Stokes scored 15 of her points in the second half, while Stewart scored all of her points in the frame. After leading by seven going into the lockerroom, Tech extended the gap to as many as 10 with 16:24 remaining on a jumper by Stokes, before State climbed back into the contest, using a 16-7 run, which was capped by a April Clyburn layup. The Jackets’ last field goal in the game came at 3:15 by Stokes, before Tech closed out the contest converting on 13-of-18 from the free-throw line. Stewart hit eight from the charity stripe in the last 1:38 of the game to ensure the victory.
Tech trailed by as amany as five points in the first half before going on a 21-5 run with 10:16 on the clock. Stokes scored six points during that time, while April Johnson added four. The Jackets outrebounded the Lady Panthers, 41-38 and blocked eight shots in the game, including four by sophomore Kasha Terry and three by Isom.
Monica Thomas led the Lady Panthers with 19 points, while Patchia Hartman added 13 for Georgia State.
Georgia Tech will take a week off for exams before hosting Central Florida next Sunday afternoon for a game that will tip at 2 p.m. The game will be broadcast on WREK-Radio, 91.1 FM in Atlanta, and online at www.wrek.org, while livestats will be available at www.ramblinwreck.com.