January 10, 1999
ATLANTA (AP) – Natasha Anderson scored 20 points in leading Clemson to a 61-56 win over Georgia Tech in an Atlantic Coast Conference women’s basketball game at Atlanta, GA Sunday afternoon. Anderson finished the game 10-15 from the field and had six rebounds in leading Clemson to its 13th win of the season. Anderson has now scored 57 points in the last three games or a 19.0 ppg. average.
The Lady Tigers improve their record to 13-2 overall, 4-2 in the ACC. Clemson is ranked 12th in the Associated Press poll, and 10th in the USA Today listing. Georgia Tech falls to 9-6 overall, and 2-4 in league play.
Erin Batth and Itoro Umoh added eight points each for the Lady Tigers. Georgia Tech was led in scoring by freshman Niesha Butler with 22 points, and Regina Tate added 18 for the Yellow Jackets. Clemson took its largest lead of the second half, 43-30 with 12:10 remaining in the game, as Amy Geren hit a three-point basket. Georgia Tech narrowed the lead to three, 51-48, with 2:20 remaining as Butler hit one of two free throws with 2:20 remaining in the game. From this point, Joanie Mungro and Natasha Anderson both scored inside and gave Clemson a 55-48 advantage with 1:49 remaining. Butler scored the next six points for Georgia Tech but was answered by Umoh’s six free throws in the last minute of play as Clemson had a 61-54 lead with 19 seconds remaining. The Yellow Jackets’ Regina Tate scored the game’s last field goal with 1.2 seconds remaining as Clemson finished with a 61-56 victory.
Clemson won the battle of the boards 33-29 and has outrebounded its opponents in 12 games this season.
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