Nov. 20, 2003
Georgia Tech Opens Season at Florida Atlantic
The Georgia Tech women’s basketball team will open the 2003-04 campaign on Friday, November 21 at Florida Atlantic in Boca Raton, Fla. The Yellow Jackets and Lady Owls will meet at 7 p.m. and be broadcast on WREK Radio, 91.1 FM in Atlanta.
Noting the Yellow Jackets
Georgia Tech dropped its only exhibition game against the Premier Players, 65-59. The Jackets signed three high school All-Americans in the early signing period, which was the first recruiting class under new head coach MaChelle Joseph.
Last Time Out for Tech
Georgia Tech dropped its exhibition game against the Premier Players by a score of 65-59…Senior Fallon Stokes led all scorers in the game with 25 points, while senior Alex Stewart and sophomore Mallorie Winn provided the defense with nine rebounds apiece…freshmen Stephanie Higgs and Kentrina Wilson played more than 20 minutes apiece in the first game of their careers…Higgs was the Jackets’ second-leading scorer in the contest as she scored eight points and had two steals and an assist in 21 minutes while Wilson was also effective, pulling down seven rebounds and scoring five in 25 minutes of play.
Looking at Florida Atlantic
This will be the Lady Owls opening game of the season, as there were no exhibition games on Florida Atlantic’s schedule…FAU was picked to finish third in the Atlantic Sun Conference’s preseason media and coaches polls, behind Georgia State and Central Florida…Florida Atlantic is coming off a 14-14 campaign in 2003 that included a 12-4 mark and a second-place finish in the A-Sun South. Lady Owl Threats: Trineca McCleod-FAU’s top returning scorer (9.1 ppg) and rebounder (5.9 rpg); Janka Deckerova-one of the Lady Owls’ top three-point threats, as she hit on 29-of-83 attempts from beyond the arc in 2003; Missy Glaser-Glaser-needs just 43 blocks to become the all-time leader in FAU history; and Shontavia Williams-named to the A-Sun all-freshman team in 2003, as she averaged 7.6 points and 3.5 rebounds per game for the Lady Owls.