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Yellow Jackets Stop Clemson, 89-54

Feb. 22, 2009

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CLEMSON, S.C. – Deja Foster and Iasia Hemingway each registered a double-double as the Georgia Tech women’s basketball team (19-8, 6-6 ACC) ran past Clemson (13-15, 2-11), 89-54, Sunday afternoon at Littlejohn Coliseum.

Foster finished with a career-high 24 points and 11 rebounds and Hemingway added 15 points and 10 boards to lead the Yellow Jackets to their largest margin of victory over an ACC opponent in school history. Alex Montgomery also scored 24 points in Tech’s seventh straight win over the Tigers.

“I was very pleased with our defensive intensity, especially in the first half,” head coach MaChelle Joseph said. “I thought we were aggressive on both ends of the floor, especially on the offensive end in transition. This team is hitting its stride at the right time.”

The Yellow Jackets held the Tigers to only four points over the final 10 minutes of the first half to enter the locker room with a commanding 43-15 lead. Tech registered only two turnovers and held Clemson to zero second-chance points. Foster led all scorers with 14 points before the half.

Clemson picked up its offense in the second half but were still outscored by the Yellow Jackets, 46-39. Tech shot 59 percent from the field and outrebounded the Tigers, 19-11, in the final 20 minutes.

The Jackets finished the game with 50 points in the paint and a season-high 48 rebounds against an ACC opponent.

Lele Hardy, the fourth-leading scorer in the ACC, led Clemson with 17 points and six boards.

The Yellow Jackets will play their final road game of the regular season Thursday evening at Virginia Tech. Tipoff at Cassell Coliseum is schedule for 7 p.m. Tech will then wrap up its regular season at Alexander Memorial Coliseum next Sunday against Virginia at 1 p.m.

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