Jan. 11, 2012
The Georgia Tech women’s basketball team (11-5, 1-2 ACC) will try to snap a two-game skid Thursday night when it hosts the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (11-4, 1-1 ACC) in a 7 p.m. contest at the Arena at Gwinnett Center.
The Yellow Jackets have won the last three in the series with the Demon Deacons and seven of the last eight.
Four Yellow Jackets scored double figures against 13th-ranked Miami in the Yellow Jackets last outing, led by double-doubles from seniors Sasha Goodlett and Chelsea Regins. Goodlett tallied 19 points and 10 rebounds for her fourth double-double of the year, while Regins finished with 17 points and 10 caroms for her first double-double this season.
The Deacons earned their fourth-straight win over Boston College with a 72-58 victory Sunday in Winston-Salem. Wake Forest used a balanced scoring attack in earning its first ACC win of the year against the Golden Eagles as three Deacons finished in double digit points. Juniors Lakevia Boykin and Asia Williams each scored 12 and sophomore Lindsy Wright added 11 points. Junior Sandra Garcia is Wake Forest’s leading scorer with 10.3 ppg while Boykin is close behind with 10.1 an outing.
On This Date: Georgia Tech is 3-4 all-time when playing on January 12, with all but two of the games coming in ACC play.
The three wins: 68-50 at Miami (1/12/09); 83-77 vs. Wake Forest (1/12/95); 88-68 at Furman (1/12/79).
The four losses: 60-59 at Virginia (1/12/04); 65-58 vs. Duke (1/12/85); 79-53 at Georgia (1/12/81); 97-38 at #8 NC State (1/12/80).
NCAA Stats: Through games of January 8, Georgia Tech is ranked in the top 25 in six statistical categories nationally and are top 50 in nine categories.
Chasing 1,000: Senior Sasha Goodlett, 1,082 career points, became the 25th Yellow Jacket to score 1,000 career points with her layup in the first half against Central Arkansas. She is currently 21st on the GT all-time scoring list and is chasing Bonnie Tate, 1,088 points, for 20th.
Sophomore Ty Marshall has the next highest career point total among active Jackets with 732 points. Marshall has averaged 14.4 ppg over her first 51 career contests and could reach the milestone yet this year. She is averaging 16.1 ppg in 16 games this year.
Climbing Record Book: Senior Metra “Me-Me” Walthour is climbing the Georgia Tech record books. Walthour currently has 326 career assists and is ninth on the GT assists list. Nina Bärlin is eighth with 331. If Walthour ties her total of 132 assists from 2010-11, she would finish her career in fifth.
Walthour also has a chance to break into the school’s top 10 in career steals. Walthour currently has 186 steals. Currently 10th on the GT steals list is Milli Martinez with 187. If Walthour ties her 81 steals from a year ago, she will finish 239 and in fifth.