Women's Basketball ACCtion: Thursday, November 25

Nov. 25, 2010

Yellow Jackets Fall To Hoyas In Paradise Jam Opener

A second half scoring drought was too much to overcome as Georgia Tech women's basketball fell to 3-3 on the season with a 67-58 loss to the #13/12-ranked Georgetown Hoyas (4-0) in their first game of the Reef Division at the 2010 Paradise Jam tournament at the University of the Virgin Islands' Sports and Fitness Center.

The Tech offense opened the contest running smoothly, and converting where it had struggled earlier in the season - behind the arc and from the free throw line. The Yellow Jackets tossed in five first half treys, four of which came from senior Alex Montgomery, and made 8-of-12 free throws.

Tech was able to hold the Hoyas without a field goal for the final 9:43 of the first half. The Yellow Jackets were able to capitalize, turning a 30-26 deficit into a 39-38 halftime lead, with the only Hoya points coming on eight Georgetown free throws.

As good as the Tech defense was to end the first half, the Jacket offense began the second half in opposite fashion. In the first 7:47, the only points came from three Chelsea Regins free throws, until Frida Fogdemark hit a three at the 12:13 point to pull Tech within 47-45.

Virginia Falls to No. 17 Iowa State, 66-48, at Paradise Jam

The Virginia women's basketball team fell to No. 17 Iowa State, 66-48, in the Cavaliers' opening game of the Paradise Jam Thursday in the Virgin Islands. Junior guard Ariana Moorer (Woodbridge, Va.) was UVa's leading scorer with 11 points.

For the second-consecutive contest, Virginia found itself facing an early deficit. After a lay-up by the Cyclones' Chassidy Cole with 3:53 left in the first half, Iowa State took a 30-15 lead. The Cyclones extended that lead to 40-19 at halftime.

In the first stanza, Virginia shot 7-for-27 from the field and 1-for-12 from behind the 3-point line. Iowa State, meanwhile, shot 64 percent from the field (14-for-22) and 54 percent from 3-point range (7-for-13) during the first half.

Florida Gulf Coast hands Tech first loss, 73-65

Florida Gulf Coast nailed 13 three-point baskets and forced 23 turnovers to lead the Eagles to a 73-65 victory over Virginia Tech on the first day of the Caribbean Classic. The event is being played in the Soul Ballroom at the Aventura Spa and Cove Resort. Florida Gulf Coast improved to 3-0 while Tech fell to 4-1 on the year.

The contest started on a positive note as the Hokies jumped out to a 24-16 lead 11 minutes into the contest. The Eagles made a late run and caught the Hokies at 32-32 with :40 seconds left and a Eglah Griffin trey gave them a brief lead, but Alyssa Fenyn (So., Newark, N.Y.) canned a trey of her own just before the buzzer to send the teams to the locker room tied, 35-35.

The second half was tight and Tech took what would be its last lead at 53-52 on an Aerial Wilson (So., Cocoa, Florida) jumper at the nine-minute mark. From that point on, the Eagles utilized their long-range shooting touch to produce a 9-1 run fueled by three treys. The Hokies could get no closer than four points the rest of the way.