Jan. 18, 2004
ATLANTA – Lakeia Stokes scored 23 points and had 10 rebounds for her fifth double-double of the season as Clemson defeated Georgia Tech 75-61 in an Atlantic Coast Conference women’s basketball game at Atlanta, GA Sunday afternoon.
With the win, Clemson improves to 13-3 overall and 3-2 in the ACC. Georgia Tech falls to 10-7 overall and 1-4 in league play.
Stokes was 6-16 from the field and 3-5 from the three-point line. She was 8-12 from the free throw line and finished the afternoon with five assists and four steals. Clemson’s Julie Talley finished the game with 15 points, Maggie Slosser had 13 and Amanda White had 10.
Georgia Tech was led in scoring by Kentrina Wilson with 13 points and nine rebounds. The Yellow Jackets’ Fallon Stokes had 11 points and 10 boards for the game.
In the first half, Clemson had a 25 point-lead (41-16) with 2:09 left to go on a Stokes layup. Clemson held Georgia Tech scoreless from 7:09 to 1:52 and enjoyed a 15-0 run. In this stretch, Stokes and Talley both had six points each. With 2:09 minutes left, Lakeia Stokes scored as many points (16) as the entire Yellow Jacket team, and Clemson took a 43-23 lead at the half.
In the second half, Georgia Tech had a 12-0 run to start the second half and narrowed the Clemson lead to 43-35. Fallon Stokes had seven points in this run for the Yellow Jackets. With 15:29 left to go in the game, Clemson’s Julie Talley hit a three point shot and improved the Lady Tigers’ lead to 11. From there Clemson scored seven unanswered points and had a 53-35 advantage with 13:22 remaining.
For the game Clemson shot 23-60 from the field for a 38.3 pct. Ga. Tech shot 22-57 from the floor for a .386 figure.
Clemson scored 32 points off of Georgia Tech’s 22 turnovers. The Yellow Jackets only scored eight points off Clemson’s 11 turnovers. Georgia Tech also won the battle of the boards 46-36.
“I am very happy to have won our second ACC road game this season,” said Clemson Head Coach Jim Davis. “Our team came in focused and ready to play. We were intense from the get go. We made some big shots early and Lakeia Stokes and Julie Talley made big shots for us today. “More importantly, our defense did a great job on Fallon Stokes and limited her touches.”
Clemson will play host to Wake Forest on Wednesday night in Littlejohn Coliseum in the Lady Tigers’ next action. Game time is set for 7:00 p.m.
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