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Clemson Downs Georgia Tech, 68-49

Clemson Downs Georgia Tech, 68-49

Feb. 19, 2001

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Clemson, SC – It was a senior night at Clemson, but it was sophomore guard Chrissy Floyd who led the way with 21 points, six rebounds in three steals, pacing the Lady Tigers to a 68-49 victory over Georgia Tech in women’s college basketball action at Littlejohn Coliseum. Clemson improved to 18-8 overall, 9-6 in the ACC. Tech fell to 12-13 overall 3-11 in the ACC.

The victory gave Clemson a sweep of the regular season against Georgia Tech. Clemson won 72-64 in Atlanta earlier in the year.

Clemson will finish its ACC regular season play on Thursday night at Florida State in a game that will have a bearing on the #2 seed in the tournament. The Lady Tigers will then meet the Nashville All-Stars in an exhibition game to close the regular season.

Floyd, an All-ACC candidate, hit 7-11 shots from the field, and scored her 21 points in just 29 minutes. She was supported by Krystal Scott, who had 13 points and five assists, while freshman Maggie Slosser added 10 off the bench.

Senior Erin Batth scored just four points, but had a game high 12 rebounds and four assists. She was the hub of Clemson’s defense that held Tech to 36.5 percent shooting, including just 27.6 percent in the second half. Senior Nuria Forns scored five, while a third Clemson senior, Andrea Gaines, did not score, but had three assists and three rebounds.

Tech was led by Jaime Kruppa who had a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Milli Martinez scored 12 points and had four steals. Jasmina Pacariz added nine points off three three-point goals.

The two teams battled on even terms for the first 12 minutes of the game. Georgia Tech cut Clemson’s lead to 19-18 on a shot from the inside by Jaime Kruppa at the 8:02 mark. But, Clemson then went on an 11-0 run over the next 3:50. Floyd scored five points, while three other Lady Tigers added a bucket. Marci Glenney’s drive for a score from the left side gave the Lady Tigers a 30-19 lead at the 4:22 mark.

Clemson went on to a 37-26 lead at intermission.

Martinez hit a pair of three-pointers in the first three minutes of the second half and it was a seven-point game, 39-32 at the 17:08 mark. Tech immediately called timeout at this juncture.

Clemson used the timeout to shore up its defense. Tech scored just four points on two baskets over the next 14 minutes. Clemson scored 25 points during that time, 11 by Floyd. Floyd’s drive to the basket at the 3:21 mark gave Clemson a 64-36 lead. That was the largest lead of the game for Clemson. Tech scored 13 points over the last 2:51 of the game to cut the final margin to 19.

“Erin Batth played well on the defensive end, said Clemson Head Coach Jim Davis. “She was the key to tonight’s win. Time and again she disrupted Tech’s offense by deflecting passes. We dominated the rebounding on both ends, that was important because we have not been a good rebounding team this year. It was special winning on senior night for these three seniors who have had so much to do with the success of this program the last four years.