Thursday, December 01, 2011

Thanksgiving Tourney and ACC/Big Ten Challenge

Hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving. As you all know, our Lady Jackets travelled to San Juan, Puerto Rico where they faced Rutgers and Green Bay. Things did not necessarily go our way, but I think they learned something from the two losses.

The first game on Friday November 25 was against Rutgers. Rutgers pretty much took control of the entire game and went on to win 59-40. Saturdays match-up against Green Bay was a thriller. The game was back and forth with GT up three with a few seconds left, Green Bay drove down and hit a huge three to tie the game and end regulations. Green Bay would go on to win in OT.

Losing two games back to back is not something Head Coach MaChelle Joseph wanted. She was determined to get this team back in shape as they faced a very talented and undefeated Nebraksa in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. A good crowd settled in the Arena at Gwinnett for the showdown and tip-off was underway. Georgia Tech took an early lead and kept building. Goodlet stepped up as did Marshall, Maye, and actually the entire team. You could tell this team had a lot of positive energy coming into this game. The Lady Jackets took a 14 point lead to the locker room at halftime. Second half, Nebraska came out shooting the three ball better but the Lady Jackets made some adjustments and took at 22 point lead at one point but Nebraska cut that down to 12, but the Lady Jackets would not let them come any closer. Georgia Tech wins 73-57 and gives Nebraska their first loss of the season.

Georgia Tech Lady Jackets take on Georgia Lady Dawgs this Sunday at 2:00 in Athens. See you there!

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