Women's Basketball ACCtion: Saturday, November 19
Milwaukee – The Georgia Tech women's basketball team improved to 3-0 with a tough 74-63 win over the Marquette Golden Eagles at the Bradley Center Saturday afternoon.
Sophomore Tyaunna Marshall led three Yellow Jackets in double digits with 19 points on 8-of-19 shooting. Marshall became the first Jacket to lead the team in scoring, rebounds and assists since Alex Montgomery did so against Middle Tennessee State last season. Marshall grabbed a season-high eight rebounds and dished out a career-best six assists.
Senior point guard Metra Walthour tossed in 18 points on the strength of four 3-pointers and classmate Chelsea Regins added 11 points on 5-of-8 shooting.
After two games in which the Yellow Jackets took control of the contest from the onset, Tech had to battle throughout the first 20 minutes in order to take its third halftime lead in its first three games.
CATONSVILLE, Md. (AP) – Tianna Hawkins had 19 points and 18 rebounds, Lynetta Kizer scored 12 points in her return from a suspension and No 10. Maryland beat the University of Maryland, Baltimore County 70-59 on Saturday night.
Kizer, who missed Maryland's first three games for an unspecified violation of team rules, entered the game midway through the first half. She immediately provided a physical lift for the Terrapins, but the 6-foot-4 senior center looked out of synch at times.
Brene Moseley added 14 points for the Terrapins (4-0), who improved to 10-0 all-time against the Retrievers (2-2).
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Virginia Tech women’s basketball team connected on 6-of-8 from the free throw line in the final seconds to secure a 55-48 win over George Washington on Saturday afternoon at the Smith Center in Washington, D.C.
“I am very proud of the girls coming off a tough home loss and a short turnaround,” said head coach Dennis Wolff. “We were sluggish offensively but fought through the game defensively.”
Leading a balanced attack by the Hokies (2-1) was Alyssa Fenyn with a double-double, scoring 11 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. Porschia Hadley added 10 points for the Hokies while Brittni Montgomery added nine points. Monet Tellier dished out seven assists.