BOONE, N.C. — Behind three players in double-figures, the Georgia Tech women’s basketball team opened the season 1-0 for the fifth-straight season, defeating Appalachian State, 75-41. A total of 11 different Yellow Jackets contributed offensively in the contest.
How It Happened
Tech wasted no time opening a comfortable lead against the Mountaineers, leading by 19 points before the end of the first quarter. Antonia Peresson connected on her third trey of the game to open the second frame, handing Tech a 29-9 advantage. App State countered with an 8-2 run to close the period as Tech led 31-17 at the halftime break.
Chanin Scott jumpstarted an 8-0 Yellow Jacket run coming out of halftime as Tech regained a 20-point edge, 39-17, with 5:22 left in the third quarter. The Jackets would never relinquish a 20-point advantage the rest of the way, leading by as many as 36 points twice.
* Three Jackets finished in double-figures led by Francesca Pan with 16 points. Peresson added 12 points, while Scott chipped in 11.
* Elo Edeferioka and Zaire O’Neil led Tech on the boards, each pulling down seven rebounds.
* Tech narrowly won the rebounding battle, 39-36.
* Earning the start, freshman Kierrra Fletcher finished with six points, four rebounds and four assists.
* Imani Tilford snagged a game-high five steals as Tech recorded 12 in the contest.
* Tech shot 44.6 percent (25-56) from the field, including a 47.4 percent (9-19) effort from three-point range.
* O’Neil finished with nine points, needing just three more points to reach the 1,000-career point plateau.
Georgia Tech faces a quick turnaround and returns to the court to open the home slate on Sunday at 2 p.m., welcoming South Carolina State. The game will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra.