Nov. 25, 2010
ST. THOMAS, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – A second half scoring drought was too much to overcome as Georgia Tech women’s basketball fell to 3-3 on the season with a 67-58 loss to the #13/12-ranked Georgetown Hoyas (4-0) in their first game of the Reef Division at the 2010 Paradise Jam tournament at the University of the Virgin Islands’ Sports and Fitness Center.
The Tech offense opened the contest running smoothly, and converting where it had struggled earlier in the season – behind the arc and from the free throw line. The Yellow Jackets tossed in five first half treys, four of which came from senior Alex Montgomery, and made 8-of-12 free throws.
Tech was able to hold the Hoyas without a field goal for the final 9:43 of the first half. The Yellow Jackets were able to capitalize, turning a 30-26 deficit into a 39-38 halftime lead, with the only Hoya points coming on eight Georgetown free throws.
As good as the Tech defense was to end the first half, the Jacket offense began the second half in opposite fashion. In the first 7:47, the only points came from three Chelsea Regins free throws, until Frida Fogdemark hit a three at the 12:13 point to pull Tech within 47-45.
The Tech offensive woes continued throughout the second half, with the Jackets scoring only 19 total points in the final 20 minutes on 7-of-25 shooting. Despite the offensive struggles, the defense limited Georgetown to only 9-of-24 shooting in the final frame. The difference came in the fact that the Hoyas hit five second-half threes, with multiple coming in the final seconds of the shot clock.
Montgomery made a smooth baseline move to get a layup to pull the Jackets within 55-52 at the 5:42 mark of the second frame, but the Hoyas put together a 9-0 run to the 1:05 mark, building a 64-52 lead.
The Yellow Jackets are back in action tomorrow when they face the #4/4-ranked Tennessee Lady Volunteers in a 9 p.m. Atlantic Standard Time (8 p.m. Eastern) contest in game two of the Paradise Jam.
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