Jan. 23, 2003
ATLANTA, GA-Sonja Mallory and Megan Isom both scored 23 points each in leading Georgia Tech to a 89-78 overtime win over Clemson in an Atlantic Coast Conference women’s basketball game at Atlanta, GA Thursday night.
Malory was 11-23 from the field and had 10 offensive boards. She finished the game with 14 total rebounds as the Yellow Jackets outrebounded Clemosn 50-27. Georgia Tech’s Alex Stewart had 13 points, 13 assists, and nine rebounds. Clemson was led in scoring by senior guard Chrissy Floyd with 18 points and four assists. Lakeia Stokes came off the bench and scored 16 points for the Lady Tigers. Stokes had four assists, five blocked shots and three steals.
Georgia Tech improves to 12-6 overall, and 1-5 in the ACC. Clemson falls to 10-7 overall, 2-4 in league play. In the first half, Clemson took a 15-11 lead with 11:35 left as Stokes hit a field goal. From this point, Tech went on a 9-0 run and took a 20-15 advantage with 8:11 remaining. Stewart had four points in this Tech run.
The Yellow Jackets maintained the lead and had a 25-22 lead with 4:47 left. The Yellow Jackets outscored the Lady Tigers 14-8 to finish the half and took a 39-30 lead at intermission. In the first five minutes of the second half, Clemson outscored Georgia Tech 10-6 and narrowed the Yellow Jacket lead to 45-40 with 14:43 left to go in the game. Khaili Sanders scored four points for the Lady Tigers in this run.
Georgia Tech had a 54-44 lead with 11:39 left. Clemson went on a 9-0 run in the next 2:53 and narrowed the Yellow Jacket lead to 54-53. Lacey Shafer scored four points in this rally. The Lady Tigers took a 57-56 lead at the 6:55 mark as Chrissy Floyd hit a jumper from the right side. Georgia Tech outscored the Lady Tigers 7-2 to take a 63-59 lead with 5:43 left.
Lakeia Stokes stole the ball and hit a layup and converted the free throw to give the Lady Tigers a 64-63 lead with 3:09 remaining. Georgia Tech had a 67-64 lead, but Chrissy Floyd hit a three-point goal to even the score 67-67 with 2:15 left. The Yellow Jackets’ Fallon Stokes put Georgia Tech ahead 69-67 with 2:00 minutes left. Clemson’s Amanda White hit two free throws to even the score again 69-69 with 1:40 left. Tech went ahead 71-69 as Mallory hit a field goal from underneath. Amanda White hit a jumper inside to even the score 71-71 with :40 seconds left. Georgia Tech was unable to score and Clemson had the ball with six seconds remaining. Stokes tried a shot at the buzzer but missed and the game went into overtime.
In the overtime period, Megan Islom hit two three-point baskets and Kasha Terry hit two field goals to lead Georgia Tech to the overtime win. The Yellow Jackets outscored Clemson 18-7 in the extra period.
“We played well enough to win,” said Clemson Head Coach Jim Davis. “I felt the zone got us back in the game. We gave a good enough effort to win. Lakeia Stokes came off the bench and played well. Khaili Sanders made some good things happen. Lacey Shafer played well off the bench and gave us some good minutes.”
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