The Georgia Tech women’s basketball team (6-2) had no trouble with Alabama A&M (0-6) at McCamish Pavilion, completely dominating the Bulldogs, 93-56, en route to their fourth straight victory Saturday night. Outstanding Freshman Kaela Davis led the Lady Jackets in both scoring and rebounding with 29 points and 14 boards – both season highs.
This was Davis’ fourth game with 20+ points and her third double-double of the season. She was 7-for-14 from beyond the arc, and her seven 3-pointers rank second in the Tech individual single game records.
“I think Kaela has had several games where she has gotten off to a great start,” head coach MaChelle Joseph told RamblinWreck.com. “It was good to see her step up and make threes. She struggled the other night against Illinois to connect from the 3-point line so it was great to see her bounce back from that.”
Joseph said early in the year that Davis was the kind of signing that could change a program, and so far the freshman hasn’t disappointed, as she leads the Yellow Jackets in both scoring with an average of 19.8 ppg, and 3-pointers made, with 27. With each game, it’s obvious the affect that having a player as talented as Davis means to this program. Every game the Jackets can go out there and know that they can compete with whoever faces them.
And you couldn’t have a better role model for Davis to learn from and grow with than senior Tyaunna Marshall, who put up 16 points, seven boards, three steals and a team-high seven assists against Alabama A&M.
This was the kind of performance across the board that the Jackets needed to continue building confidence, and they’ll now have over a week to rest before welcoming Portland State to McCamish Pavilion on Dec. 17, followed by a trip to San Juan, PR. to play in the Puerto Rico Classic.