No. 13 Rutgers 59, Georgia Tech 40

April Sykes had 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead No. 13 Rutgers

to a 59-40 win over Georgia Tech on Friday.

The Scarlet Knights (5-0) held the Yellow Jackets to 21 percent

shooting for the game, including just 13 percent in the first half.

Rutgers was 52 percent from the field and outrebounded Georgia Tech


Tyuanna Marshall scored 12 points for Georgia Tech (4-1) and

Sasha Goodlett grabbed seven rebounds.

Rutgers jumped out early and led by double digits since midway

through the first half, going into the break up 32-16.

The Scarlet Knights were able to beat Georgia Tech’s full-court

press with few missteps.

”There’s no question that our handling of the press was key,”

Rutgers coach C. Vivian Stringer said. ”We were calm.”

Still, the Scarlet Knights turned the ball over a game-high 24


”We were trying to go from A to C, rather than going from A to

B to C,” Stringer said. ”We just have to get better.”

Monique Oliver had 10 points and eight rebounds for Rutgers.

Betnijah Laney scored nine, and Erica Wheeler and Khadijah Rushdan

each chipped in eight.

Stringer said she was pleased with her veteran leaders.

”I thought we had a good balance between older and younger

players,” she said. ”And I’m pleased with the way our veterans

were teaching the younger players.”