THE FLATS — Paced by four Yellow Jackets in double-figures, the Georgia Tech women’s basketball team picked up a 78-51 win Tuesday night over Charleston Southern in McCamish Pavilion. With the win, the Jackets improved to 10-2 on the season and remained perfect at home, moving to 7-0.
“I was pleased with the way Chanin Scott played today,” noted head coach MaChelle Joseph after the game. “I just thought offensively she showed a lot of poise and confidence. I thought Elo Edeferioka inside played well, and hit some jump shots that are really important for us. It was good to see Kierra Fletcher step up and make plays and play the way we know she’s capable of playing. I was really pleased with our guard play.”
How It Happened
Fueled by four points from Chanin Scott, Tech opened the contest with a 10-0 run to set the pace of the game. Scott scored eight points in the first quarter and handed the Jackets their largest lead of the opening period on a jumper with 33 seconds left for a 23-6 tally. Tech would extend its lead out to 21 points three times in the second frame. The Jackets forced 16 CSU turnovers and converted the miscues into 20 points and also outscored the Buccaneers 24-12 in the paint in the first half.
Shauntavia Dobson brought the Bucs back within 16 hitting a three-pointer at the 5:23 mark of the third quarter, but Tech closed the frame with a 17-8 run to carry a 63-38 lead into the final stanza. The Buccaneers posted a quick 10-0 run midway through the fourth quarter on a pair of three-pointers to cut the score to 67-48 with 4:02 remaining. Elo Edeferioka snapped the streak and Tech held the Bucs to three points over the final four minutes to pick up the 78-51 win.
* Four Jackets finished in double-figure scoring numbers led by Scott with a career-high 17 points
* Edeferioka matched her career-high for the fourth time, also chipping in 17 points
* Kierra Fletcher scored 14 points to set a new personal-best for the freshman
* Zaire O’Neil rounded out the Jackets in double-figures, contributing 11 to the board
* The Jackets dominated on the glass, outrebounding the Bucs 43-27
* Tech went 20-for-23 from the charity stripe for an 87.0 percent efficiency
* The Jackets swiped 16 steals in the game led by a career-high five steals from Lorela Cubaj and five from Kaylan Pugh, matching her career-best
* In the paint, Tech outscored CSU 44-18, and also dominated in second chance points, 28-5
Tech plays its final non-conference tilt on Thursday, Dec. 21 welcoming Southern Miss for a noon tipoff inside McCamish Pavilion. The game will be available on ACC Network Extra.