Women's Basketball Falls to Georgia Tech
Jan. 15, 2007
Atlanta, Ga. – With a game-high 14 points, Jacqua Williams led three Yellow Jackets in double-figure scoring as the Georgia Tech women’s basketball team rolled past the University of Miami, 52-37, in ACC action on Monday afternoon at Alexander Memorial Coliseum.
In a tough defensive game, the Yellow Jackets held the Hurricanes to a season-low 37 points on 24.6-percent shooting. Georgia Tech connected on 38.9 percent of its shots, including 50 percent in the first half, and dominated the boards with a 51-31 rebounding advantage.
With their fifth-straight loss, the Hurricanes fell to 9-10 overall and 0-4 in the ACC, while the Yellow Jackets improved to 11-6 on the season and 2-2 in the league.
Maurita Reid paced Miami with 12 points, including three three-pointers, and a game-high five steals, while LaToya Cunningham added nine points, a team-high six rebounds and three assists. Renee Taylor, the ACC’s leading scorer, was held below double figures for the second-straight game and finished with eight points.
Kentrina Wilson had 11 points and eight rebounds for Georgia Tech, while Chioma Nnamaka added 10 points and eight boards.
The Yellow Jackets got off to a fast start, scoring the first eight points of the game. Trailing by 10 midway through the period, a Cunningham three-pointer sparked a 10-3 Hurricane run, as Miami closed its deficit to three points, trailing 20-17 with 8:40 remaining in the half. But the Hurricanes would be held without a field goal for the remainder of the period, and the Yellow Jackets outscored the Hurricanes 11-2 over the final 8:22 to take the 31-19 lead into intermission. The 19 points marked the second-lowest first-half total for Miami this season.
Miami’s offensive woes continued in the second half as the team managed just two field goals in the first 12 minutes. Trailing by as many as 24 points, the Hurricanes engineered a late nine-point run, capped off by a Reid trey, for the final 52-37 score.
The University of Miami women’s basketball team returns to the hardwood on Thursday, January 18, versus Boston College (10-7, 0-3 ACC). Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the BankUnited Center.