Jan. 28, 2006
CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women’s basketball team (2-12, 2-4) will travel to Atlanta, GA to take on the Yellow Jackets of Georgia Tech (12-7, 1-5) on Sunday afternoon. The second meeting this season between the two ACC schools will begin at 3:00 PM from the Alexander Memorial Coliseum on the campus of Georgia Tech. Comcast Sports Southeast will televise the action with announcers Matt Stewart and Robin Muller, while Dan Scott and Kanetra Queen will provide play-by-play on the radio with WCCP-FM. Fans may also access livestats on www.clemsontigers.com for game updates.
Due to the Clemson men’s basketballgame, WCCP (104.9) on the radio will join the Lady Tigers’ game in progress following the men’s telecast. However, fans can listen to the game from tipoff on the Internet at www.wccpfm.com or by tuning into the AM sister station WAHT (1560).
Four Clemson players are averaging better than nine points per game for the 2005-06 season with Maxienne White leading the way with a 10.7 scoring average. The sophomore from Pensacola, FL has scored in double figures in the Lady Tigers’ last five games and has averaged 13.0 points per game since earning a starting role against San Diego on Dec. 11. White is also the team’s leading rebounder, averaging nearly seven boards per game. Senior Tasha Phillips ranks second on the team in scoring, rebounding and assists, and is just shy of a double-figure scoring average, while point guard Tasha Taylor has handed out 119 assists in Clemson’s 20 games for a 5.95 assist per game ratio, which ranks second in the ACC.
Scouting the Yellow Jackets The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets enter Sunday’s ball game with a 12-7 overall record and a 1-5 mark in ACC action. However, Georgia Tech has lost only twice in 12 tries at home.
Stephanie Higgs leads the Yellow Jackets with a 12.4 scoring average and is ranked among the top three on the team in several other statistical categories. Her 5.4 rebound per game ratio is third on the squad, while she has a team-best 37 steals. Two other Georgia Tech players are averaging better than 10 points per game. Chioma Nnamaka has an 11.4 point per game mark, while Janie Mitchell scores an average of 10.3 per game. Mitchell also leads the team on the boards with a 7.7 rebound per game avearge.
The Yellow Jackets score an average of 65.0 points per game while holding their opponents to just 56.6. Georgia Tech is also out-rebounding the opposition by a 43.4-34.7 margin.
The Series Clemson won a 72-63 decision over Georgia Tech earlier this season to improve to 41-13 all-time against the Yellow Jackets. Five Lady Tigers scored in double figures in that game with Clemson’s White holding the team’s high scorer honors with 17. Phillips added 13 points while collecting seven rebounds and five assists to aid the Lady Tiger effort. Nnamaka led Georgia Tech with 17 points.
Overall, Clemson is 16-8 in games played on the Yellow Jackets’ home court, but Georgia Tech claimed the 2004-05 match-up by a 53-48 margin. The Lady Tigers’ last win on the road against the Yellow Jackets was a 75-61 victory during the 2003-04 season.
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