Nov. 14, 2010
NORFOLK, VA. – The Georgia Tech women’s basketball team suffered its first loss of the 2010-11 season on Sunday when the Old Dominion Lady Monarchs claimed a 65-63 win at the Ted Constant Convocation Center on the ODU campus.
Senior Alex Montgomery led the Jackets as she recorded her 10th career double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Montgomery added four assists and four steals in 35 minutes of action. Freshman Tyaunna Marshall, playing in front of a large group of family and friends who made the three and a half hour drive from Upper Marlboro, Md., posted her second career double digit scoring performance in as many career games as she tallied 16 points. Marshall hauled in eight rebounds, dished out four assists and grabbed a steal in front of a hostile ODU crowd.
The Jackets shot extremely well from the field, converting on 50 percent of all attempts, but they were equally as cold from the free throw line, finishing the game converting only 12-of-26 attempts from the charity stripe.
Tech was down at the half for the first time this season, 32-30, due in large part to committing 17 turnovers and making only 2-of-7 free throw attempts in the opening stanza. Despite the early struggles, the Jackets came out strong to open the second half, opening a 48-38 lead on a Mo Bennett layup with 11:26 to play.
The Lady Monarchs would not go away, closing the gap and tying the game at 53 with 6:03 to play. Tech built a six point lead with 3:33 to play, but the Jackets would only get two points the rest of the way, on a Metra Walthour layup with 1:08 remaining.
After a missed three-pointer by Walthour, the Lady Monarchs came down and Jasmine Parker drove into the lane, but was fouled by Chelsea Regins with 4.6 seconds left. Marshall inbounded the ball and pushed it up the floor, got into the lane and was fouled with 0.4 seconds left. After missing the front end of a 1-and-1, Marshall intentionally missed the second but Old Dominion was able to tip the ball away as time expired, sealing the victory.
Tech now heads back to Atlanta for a three-game homestand. The Jackets must re-group before facing the Kennesaw State Owls on Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 5 p.m. at the Alexander Memorial Coliseum.
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