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Dec. 6, 2010
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Georgia Tech senior guard/forward Alex Montgomery and freshman guard Ty Marshall earned Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Basketball Player and Rookie of the Week honors for the period ending Dec. 5.
The weekly award marks the first ACC Player of the Week honor for Montgomery in her career, while Marshall picks up her third newcomer accolade as she shared the honor on Nov. 15 with Florida State’s Natasha Howard and earned the award outright the following week (Nov. 22).
Montgomery posted two double-doubles en route to helping Georgia Tech to a 3-0 week over squads that were a combined 17-2 entering the contests. The Tacoma, Wash., native, hit a go-ahead three-pointer with 12.6 seconds left to put Tech up 65-63 over Northwestern, then grabbed a defensive rebound and hit two free throws with 1.0 second left to secure the win for the Jackets. Montgomery tallied a career-best 28 points on only 10 made field goals against Northwestern for an incredibly efficient performance. The defending ACC Sixth Player of the Year also tied a season-high with 11 rebounds against Northwestern.
Against Middle Tennessee State and in-state rival Georgia, Montgomery registered 16 points on only five made shots and 18 points on six made field goals, respectively. For the week, she led the team with averages of 20.7 points and 8.3 rebounds per game, and was second on the team with 3.7 assists and 1.7 steals per game. She converted 58 percent of her field goal attempts and 57.1 percent of her three-point field goal attempts for the week.
Marshall continues to impress in her rookie season on the Flats. For the week, she was second on the team a scoring average of 12.3 points per game, and added averages of 3.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.7 steals per game. Marshall posted her second-career 20-plus point performance against 21st-ranked Georgia as well as hit her first career three-pointer. Against Northwestern, the Upper Marlboro, Md., native, was second in the game with 13 points and four assists, and versus Middle Tennessee State, the rookie tallied 13 points on 6-of-10 shooting in only 19 minutes.
Marshall finished the week shooting 44.4 percent from the field and has now scored in double digits in seven of 10 career games and started all 10 games.
ACC women’s basketball action continues tonight as No. 5 Duke welcomes No. 7 Texas A&M as part of ESPN’s Jimmy V Week. Game time is slated for 7 p.m. and will be broadcast on ESPN2. In addition, Virginia hosts Radford at 7 p.m.