TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Jan .16) — Sophomore April Traylor led a balanced Florida State attack with a game-high 22 points as the Seminoles snapped a four-game losing streak with a 93-64 win against Georgia Tech Sunday at the Tallahassee Leon County Civic Center.
Traylor was joined in double figures by four other Florida State players as the Seminoles (8-7, 1-4) ACC shot 55.2 percent from the floor for the game. Sophomore Brooke Wyckoff and senior Latavia Coleman added 15 and 14 points, respectively, for FSU while freshman Katelyn Vujas had 12 and sophomor eAngela Sutton added 10.
The Florida State Seminoles ended their four-game losing streak and improved to 8-7 overall, 1-4 in the ACC today with a 93-64 victory over Georgia Tech (10-6, 3-4), who was coming off an upset of No. 12 North Carolina, 55-44, at home on Thursday. FSU’s April Traylor led the scoring with 22 points and eight assists in the 29-point win. Regina Tate led Georgia Tech with 16 points, tying her season-high mark.
Georgia Tech (10-6, 3-4 ACC), coming off an upset of 15th-ranked North Carolina, fell behind early and could not catch up to the hot shooting Seminoles. Junior Regina Tate’s 16 points led the Jackets, who shot just 37.5 percent for the game. Tate’s 16 tied her season high.
Junior Jaime Kruppa added 15 points and junior Candice McCallum had 10 for Tech.
“Compliments to FSU,” Georgia Tech head coach Agnus Berenato said. “They played great and I’m not surprised. They were ready to break or break out. Every team in the ACC is scared of them and it just happened to be us that got it.”
The Jackets trailed by 15 with under five minutes to go in the first half but trimmed the margin to seven with 43 seconds left before halftime. FSU’s Molly Beal pushed the Seminole advantage to 10 with a three-pointer before the half, giving the Seminoles a 39-29 advantage at the break.
The Seminoles outscored the Jackets 54-35 in the second half and used a 20-11 spurt after the intermission to push their lead to 19 at 59-40 with 12;26 to play. Tech would get no closer than 15 the rest of the way.
The Jackets return to action at 7:30 p.m.Thursday with a non-conference match-up with arch-rival Georgia at the Cobb County Civic Center in Marietta.