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Tech Women's Hoops Rolls Past Morris Brown, 111-40

Feb. 23, 2002

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ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech women’s basketball team, led by a triple-double by senior Milli Martinez, made the most of its regular-season finale, rolling to a 111-40 win over non-conference foe Morris Brown on Saturday afternoon at Alexander Memorial Coliseum.

“I think our seniors really stepped up today in their final game,” said Tech head coach Agnus Berenato. “I really felt we were focused today, I know in the past we have had a tendency to play to the level of our competition, but that was not the case today. Our season is far from over and I know we haven’t thrown in the towel yet.”

The Yellow Jackets (15-12) jumped out to a 31-8 lead midway through the first half and never looked back, taking a 62-22 lead into the locker room at intermission. Tech got things going by playing suffocating defense and turning 10 Morris Brown turnovers into 13 points in the opening 10 minutes of the contest. Sonja Mallory aided the run with seven points in the opening run, while Regina Tate added six points in the span. Mallory finished the half by leading all scorers with 14 points, while Martinez added 10.

In the second half, Tech continued its solid play, outscoring the Wolverines by a 49-18 score. Mallory continued to be a force in the paint as she poured in 19 points in the second period to lead the Jackets. Tech came out in the second half and staged a 13-4 run that put the exclamation point on the victory.

The 62 points in the first half were a season high for the Yellow Jackets, while the final total of 111 was the most since Tech scored 111 against Fairfield in December of 1994, matching the seventh-highest total in school history.

Martinez led the way with just the third triple-double in school history, finishing with 12 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. She joins current Tech assistant coach Kisha Ford and Tech junior Alex Stewart as the only players to accomplish the feat. Georgia Tech became the first school in ACC history to have three triple-doubles in its program’s history.

“It was a great feeling to accomplish the triple-double here today on senior day,” said Martinez. “Getting that final assist may have been one of the hardest things that I’ve ever done, but I had fun today and that’s it’s all about.”

Joining Martinez in double figures was junior Sonja Mallory, who netted a career-best 33 points to lead all scorers and sophomore Fallon Stokes, who finished the game with 15 points. Mallory’s 33 points are the second most by an ACC player this year, passing Stokes’ total of 32 against Maryland last week. Senior Regina Tate had her fourth double-double of the year with 12 points and 13 rebounds, while fellow senior Ashley Ebert contributed a career-best 12 points and rookie Nefertiti Walker finished the game with a season-high 14. The game marked the

Tawanna Thomas, who finished with team highs of 17 points and five rebounds, led the Wolverines (3-24) in the contest.

The 71-point win was the fourth largest in school history.

The Yellow Jackets will next be in action on March 2, when they take part in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament in Greensboro, N.C., against a yet-to-be-determined opponent.


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