January 31, 2010
Hokies fall to No. 25 Yellow Jackets, 61-47
Utahya Drye records ninth career double-double
Virginia Tech (12-9, 2-5 ACC) 242347
(25) Georgia Tech (18-5, 4-3 ACC) 313061
  • Alexander Memorial Coliseum, Atlanta, GA - 2,793
  • High Points: 15 - Utahya Drye
  • High Rebounds: 11 - Utahya Drye

ATLANTA, Ga. -- The combination of cold shooting and turnovers proved costly Sunday afternoon as Virginia Tech lost, 61-47, to No. 25 Georgia Tech at Alexander Memorial Coliseum on the Georgia Tech campus. The Yellow Jackets improve to 18-5 overall and 4-3 in the ACC, while the Hokies fall to 12-9 and 2-5 in the conference.

Tech, which suffered two scoring droughts of six and five minutes in the first half, trailed by only 31-24 at intermission. However, Georgia Tech slowly pulled away in the second half to extend its lead to as many as 20 points and cruised to the victory.

The Hokies, playing a second straight game without point guard Nikki Dave who suffered a knee strain in practice on Tuesday, struggled from the field the entire afternoon shooting only 30.5 percent (18-59). Utahya Drye was the only Tech player in double figures with 15 points and 11 rebounds. The double-double was the ninth of her career.

While Drye was 6-of-13 from the field, Tech starters, Brittany Gordon, Alyssa Fenyn, Lindsay Biggs and Shanel Harrison combined to connect on only 4-of-31 field goal attempts. The Hokies suffered 18 turnovers which Georgia Tech converted into 22 points.

The Hokies did get good production out of freshman Aerial Wilson who contributed eight points, including a three-point field goal. The Tech bench also outscored the Yellow Jacket bench, 22-11.

Georgia Tech placed four players in double figures led by Brigitte Ardossi with 15 points while Alex Montgomery, Sasha Goodlett and Deja Foster each finished with 11 points. Montgomery left the game late in the first half after hitting three treys with a severe sinus infection.

Tech returns to action on Fri., Feb. 5 when the Hokies host Wake Forest in a 6:30 p.m. contest. The will be televised by the ACC’s Regional Sports Network including Fox Sports Net South, ComCast Sports Net, Sun Sports and the New England Sports Network.

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