Dec. 8, 2001
Bronx, N.Y. — The Georgia Tech women’s basketball team ended its two-game slide as Fallon Stokes hit two free throws with 11 seconds left to lift the Yellow Jackets (5-3) to a 51-49 road victory over Fordham University Saturday at Rose Hill Gym in Bronx, N.Y.
Annie DeRoy’s last second three-point attempt came up just short for the Rams (2-5) as Tech held on for the win.
Georgia Tech overcame a seven-point halftime deficit using a 15-8 run to gain a one-point advantage at the 5:16 mark on a basket by Regina Tate. The lead was the Jackets’ first since a 17-15 advantage at the 5:31 mark of the first half, also on the strength of a layup by Tate. The second-half spurt was keyed by sophomore Fallon Stokes and junior Nina Barlin, as the duo accounted for eight of the points in the span.
Key turnovers plagued Fordham late in the game, as it committed four turnovers that led to Georgia Tech baskets in the last five minutes.
Georgia Tech had three players notch double-figures as Regina Tate had 16 points to go along with eight rebounds and two steals, she also played the final 7:31 of the game saddled with four fouls, but did not foul out. Sonja Mallory scored 10 and recorded three blocks in the contest. The final Yellow Jacket in double figures was Nina Barlin, who had 11 points, four assists and three steals, tying Milli Martinez for game-high honors in take aways.
While not shooting well from the field, the Jackets were able to find their rhythm from the free throw line for the first time in three games. On the day, Tech drained 9-of-12 attempts from the charity stripe, hitting at a 75.0 clip. Saturday’s effort followed a pair of sub-50.0 percent performances.
Leading the way for Fordham was sophomore Patty Williams, who had a game-high 15 points, to go along with five rebounds and three assists. Junior Mobolaji Akiode and freshman Kyshawn Ruff each had nine points and seven rebounds in the game while DeRoy also had nine points, three assists and two steals.
Tech now breaks for final exams before a December 18 game at in-state rival Georgia State.