No. 17 Georgia Tech 76, Virginia Tech 66

Sasha Goodlett’s 18 points helped give the 17th-ranked Georgia

Tech women a 76-66 victory over Virginia Tech Thursday night.

The win clinched a first-round bye for the Yellow Jackets (20-7,

11-4) in next week’s Atlantic Coast Conference tournament and

extended their school record for ACC wins in a season to 11.

Goodlett, the Jackets’ center and leading scorer, hit 7 of 12

shots. Metra Walthour, who scored 14 points (going 7 for 7 at the

foul line) helped Goodlett give Georgia Tech a 40-24 halftime lead.

Nineteen of the Jackets’ 40 first-half points came from the

bench.

Georgia Tech led 46-28 early in the second half for its largest

lead. Virginia Tech (7-21, 3-12) rallied behind Aerial Wilson, who

led the Hokies with 21 points, and cut the Jackets’ lead to 55-48.

But Georgia Tech made eight of 10 foul shots in the last two

minutes to seal it.