February 29, 2008
Yellow Jackets steal victory from Hokies
Turnovers lead to Tech defeat
Virginia Tech (14-14, 1-12 ACC) 271643
Georgia Tech (21-7, 7-6 ACC) 284876
  • Alexander Memorial Coliseum, Atlanta, GA - 1,531
  • High Points: 16 - Brittany Cook
  • High Rebounds: 8 - Amber Hall

ATLANTA, Ga.Georgia Tech, behind an ACC record 14 steals by Jill Ingram, outscored Virginia Tech 48-16 in the second half en route to a 76-43 win Friday night at Alexander Memorial Coliseum. The win was the first in the series for Georgia Tech and the 43 points by the Hokies set a school record low in an ACC contest.

Tech (14-14, 1-12) trailed only 28-27 at the half but Georgia Tech (21-7, 7-6) came out on fire in the second and broke the game open with a 12-0 run. Daphne Mitchell, who had only scored 22 points all year and got the start in her final home game, scored the first six points during the run and the Yellow Jackets ran to the victory.

The Hokies committed a season-high 37 turnovers which led to 39 Georgia Tech points with Ingram collecting 11 steals in the second half alone. The Yellow Jackets were also keyed in the decisive second half by Chioma Nnamaka who tallied 27 points, including a career-high seven treys.

Brittany Cook (r-Jr., Narrows, Va.) was the only Tech player in double figures with 16 points followed by Utahya Drye (So., Durham, N.C.), Andrea Barbour (Fr., Charlottesville, Va.) and Lindsey Biggs (So., Midlothian, Va.) with seven points each.

The Hokies conclude the regular season on Sun., Mar. 2, at 2 p.m. hosting the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. All fans will be admitted free to the contest.

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