TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Brooke Wyckoff scored a career-high 30 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Florida State Seminoles to an 89-69 victory over Georgia Tech tonight at Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center.
Four players scored in double figures for the Yellow Jackets, who shot 48 percent from the field. Sophomore Nina Barlin recorded 15 points, six assists and three steals to lead the Jackets. Sophomore Niesha Butler also scored 15 points and senior Jaime Kruppa and junior Milli Martinez added 10 points apiece.
But Wyckoff and her teammates proved to be too much to handle. Wyckoff tallied 19 points and seven rebounds after intermission as she led the Noles to victory. April Traylor contributed 22 points, five assists and four steals in the game.
“Florida State played a great game,” Georgia Tech head coach Agnus Berenato said. “Brooke Wyckoff played great and really rose to the occasion. She was the reason they won the game.”
Georgia Tech jumped out to an early lead, scoring the first eight points and leading by as many as 11 in the first half. But FSU fought back and tied the game at 31on a desperation three-pointer by Shinikki Whiting as the buzzer sounded.
The second stanza was all Florida State. The Seminoles took a 36-35 lead with 18:07 to play and never looked back. FSU shot 86 percent from the free throw line to break open the game in the final minutes. The Noles outscored the Yellow Jackets 12-4 in the final 1:25 to close the game.
Georgia Tech, which fell to 11-10 overall and 2-8 in the Atlantic Coast Conference, plays at Virginia on Thursday. FSU improved to 13-8 and 5-5 in the ACC with the win.