No. 17 Georgia Tech women top Virginia Tech 76-66
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
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.