Women's Basketball ACCtion: Wednesday, December 21
Nassau, Bahamas - The Georgia Tech women's basketball team (9-3) survived a late rally by the Central Arkansas Sugar Bears (8-3) for the Yellow Jackets' fourth straight win, 67-61, Wednesday night at Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium in Nassau, Bahamas.
Senior center Sasha Goodlett earned Bahamas Sunshine Shootout MVP honors after averaging 17.0 points and 5.0 rebounds in two Yellow Jacket wins. In Wednesday's win over the Sugar Bears, Goodlett notched a career-high 23 points and scored her 1,000th career point with a layup at the 5:25 mark of the first half.
Goodlett is the 25th Jacket with 1,000 career points.
Senior Metra Walthour also earned all-tournament honors after averaging 10 points, to go with six total rebounds and six assists. Walthour finished with 16 points against UCA and her late free throws iced the win over the Sugar Bears. Sophomore Tyaunna Marshall added 11 points, her 11th double digit scoring game in 12 game outings this year.
DALLAS, Texas - Wake Forest junior Mykala Walker scored a career-high 16 points and grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds for her first career double-double as Wake Forest claimed its second road victory of the season, downing SMU 65-53.
The win snaps a two-game losing streak for the Deacs who improve to 8-3 on the season while SMU falls to 6-5 overall.
Walker had perhaps the best game of her career and it came in limited action. She played just 23 minutes as she hampered by foul trouble and ended-up fouling out. Walker was 7-of-10 from the floor and grabbed six of her 11 boards on the offensive end.
Junior center Sandra Garcia also finished in double-figures with 12 points on 5-of-7 from the floor. Garcia has now scored in double-figures in four-straight games and seven of her last eight. Senior point guard Brooke Thomas, who made her first start in four games, finished with five points and five assists. Fellow senior Secily Ray was one point shy of a double-double, finishing with nine points and 10 rebounds.
No. 7 Miami Surprised By No. 17 Georgetown, 71-46
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP)- Seventh-ranked Miami and its high-powered offense finally met its match.
No. 17 Georgetown held the nation's highest-scoring team to nearly half its average and 21 percent shooting in a 71-46 rout Wednesday night.
Sugar Rodgers scored 24 points - including a trio of 3-pointers - to lead the Hoyas (10-2), who stifled the Hurricanes (9-2) from the start. Miami had averaged 87 points per game, and its worst offensive outing had been a 92-76 loss at Tennessee on Nov. 15.
The Hoyas led 34-21 at halftime while holding Miami to just one field goal in the last six minutes while going on an 11-5 run, and maintained a double-digit lead the rest of the way.
FORT MYERS, Fla. – Florida Gulf Coast knocked down 17 three pointers en route to picking up a 69-41 win over the Virginia Tech women’s basketball team on Wednesday night at Alico Arena in Fort Myers, Fla.
Leading the Hokies (3-8) was Aerial Wilson with 15 points. Monet Telier added nine points for Tech while Porschia Hadley grabbed a team-high six rebounds.
The Eagles (8-1) were led by Kelsey Jacobson with 17 points. Nicoya Jackson added fifteen points while Whitney Knight and Eglah Griffin had 11 points each. Jackson and Sarah Hansen grabbed seven rebounds apiece.
Tech fell behind early in the opening half as FGCU opened with a 12-6 run to take a six-point lead with 12:30 on the clock. The Hokies went scoreless over the next 2:30 as the Eagles extended their lead to 21-6 with just over 10 minutes remaining in the half. FGCU took its largest lead of the half up 19 (30-11) with 6:45 to go. Tech answered with a run of its own, cutting the difference to 13 (32-19) with just over two minutes left in the half, but the Eagles had a 37-21 advantage going into the break.