WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Jan. 6) — Junior forward Jaime Kruppa scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lift Georgia Tech to a 73-62 victory over Wake Forest at LJVM Coliseum on Thursday night. With the loss, the Demon Deacons’ record fell to 5-8 overall and 1-2 in the ACC, while Georgia Tech improved to 9-4 overall and 2-2 in conference play.
Wake Forest rallied from a seven-point deficit to take a 30-24 lead with 1:46 remaining in the first half, but Georgia Tech scored five straight points before halftime and eight straight at the start of the second period to regain the lead for good. The Demon Deacons got as close as two when freshman forward Heather Miller hit a three-pointer at the 12:01 mark, but Georgia Tech slowly pulled away to earn the win. Tech dominated the boards, outrebounding Wake 47-35 and collecting 21 offensive rebounds.
Miller led Wake Forest in the losing effort with a career-high 21 points on 7 of 13 shooting, including 4 of 7 three-pointers. Senior guard Alisha Mosley added nine points and a career-high seven assists, while sophomore center LaChina Robinson grabbed seven rebounds. Kruppa was one of four Yellow Jackets in double figures on the night. Tech sophomore guard Milli Martinez posted a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds, while senior guard Danielle Donehew added 14 points and junior forward Regina Tate chipped in 10.
Wake Forest travels to Coastal Carolina for its final non-conference game of the season on Sunday, Jan. 9th, at 2:00 p.m.