THE FLATS – A trio of Yellow Jackets completed with double-figure scoring totals, propelling Georgia Tech to a 65-39 victory over Kennesaw State Sunday afternoon in McCamish Pavilion.
The Yellow Jackets (2-0) got here out on hearth, racking up three assists on the primary 4 area objectives and forcing Kennesaw State (1-2) to burn an early timeout when Cameron Swartz hit her third triple of the sport at simply the 6:01 mark, extending Tech’s result in 13-2. KSU answered with a 6-0 run, however the Owls’ offense was short-lived, going scoreless over the ultimate three minutes of the body.
Tech outscored KSU 19-7 within the second quarter, opening a 20-point lead, 32-12, off a Kayla Blackshear bucket at 4:04. The Yellow Jackets led by as many as 23 factors within the first half and capitalized on KSU’s miscues, changing 12 turnovers into 18 factors. Swartz led all scorers with 14 factors at intermission.
Fueled by 9 factors from Blackshear within the third quarter, the Yellow Jackets maintained a snug lead. Tech led 53-32 coming into the ultimate 10 minutes and pushed its lead out to its largest of the sport following buckets from Inés Noguero and Eylia Love for a 65-39 tally with simply over a minute to play.
Swartz led Tech in scoring for the second-straight sport, tallying 14 factors to go together with 5 rebounds, two steals and an help. Kara Dunn adopted proper behind with 13 factors, 5 rebounds (together with 4 offensive), three assists and two steals. Blackshear accomplished the trio of Jackets in double-figures with 11 factors. She completed second on the boards with seven, together with 4 offensive to match the team-high. Nerea Hermosa led Tech on the glass, securing eight rebounds, resulting in a 44-32 Tech benefit within the rebounding battle.
KSU shot 28.1 p.c (16-57) from the sphere led by Amani Johnson and Carly Hooks, every with eight factors. Gabi Legister led the Owls with seven rebounds.
The Yellow Jackets are again in motion for his or her first highway sport of the season this week, visiting Auburn for a midweek tilt on Wednesday. Tip is slated for 8 p.m. EST on SECN+ in Neville Area.
Bianca Jackson completed with six factors, team-high 4 assists, three rebounds and two steals. Picture by Brian Savage
Aggressive Drive Initiative
In a unified endeavor, Georgia Tech, the Georgia Tech Basis, Georgia Tech athletics and the Alexander-Tharpe Fund have come collectively to speed up funding for student-athlete scholarships with the launch of the Aggressive Drive Initiative. The initiative kicks off with the Speed up GT Match Program, the place any new reward to the A-T Fund’s Athletic Scholarship Fund made by means of Dec. 31 can be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Georgia Tech Basis, as much as $2.5 million. Ought to Speed up GT attain its $2.5 million fundraising objective, the matching reward would end in a $5 million affect for Georgia Tech athletics. To study extra and to contribute on-line, go to atfund.org/speed up.
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Head coach Nell Fortner postgame press convention