Tasha Humphrey had 21 points and 12 rebounds for her fifth
straight double-double to lead the Lady Bulldogs (8-0). Houts added
16 points while going 8-for-8 on free throws late in the game.
Georgia improved to 28-2 against Georgia Tech, but the win
wasn't easy. Freshman Iasia Hemingway scored 22 points and and
Yellow Jackets (5-1) caused problems by extending their trapping
Chioma Nnamaka, who scored 18 points, hit a 3-pointer for
Georgia Tech with 1:50 left for a 59-59 tie. Two free throws by
Houts with 1:31 left gave Georgia a 61-59 lead. Houts added six
free throws in the final minute.
Tech's Alex Montgomery, who had 13 points, made a 3-pointer with
24 seconds left to cut Georgia's lead to 67-64. Montgomery then
fouled Houts, who added two more free throws.
Montgomery and Hemingway accounted for all of Georgia Tech's
scoring during a 15-5 run that gave the Yellow Jackets a 33-25 lead
Hemingway totaled 15 points in her first five games before
scoring 17 in the first half. Georgia Tech forced 11 turnovers in
the half and had a 16-4 advantage in points off turnovers.
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