Georgia Tech women’s basketball head coach, MaChelle Joseph, will go for a career milestone that deserves a lot of attention. Coach Joseph will be trying to lead the 6-2 Lady Yellow Jackets to a win over the 2-5 Portland State Vikings to notch the 200th win in her illustrious career.
Coach Joseph’s 100th career win game against Clemson on Feb. 1, 2009 and now less than five years later, her record currently stands at 199-124 in her 11 years on the Flats. If the Lady Yellow Jackets are able come out of the game with Portland State with a win, it will be just the second time in school history that a women’s basketball head coach would be able to reach the impressive milestone. The only other coach to reach such a milestone was Agnus Berenato, who finished her career with 223 wins.
A win over the Vikings will also be the fifth straight victory for the Lady Jackets, and will make them 5-0 at home on the season.
Everyone will be looking to freshman Kaela Davis and senior Tyaunna Marshall to provide the numbers and the hustle to control the game and secure the win. The duo have combined for an average of 33.8 ppg and 13.0 rebounds. Davis poses the threat on offense for the 3 she has a 39.7 3-pt fg % on the season and Marshall provides that threat on defense that is needed to win each and every game averaging 2.6 steals per game. Marshall’s assist/turnover ratio is also impressive standing at 3.0 which is 27th in the nation.
Coach MaChelle Joseph has a very good team this year, with some talented players that will make great professionals in the WNBA and professionals in life. It would not surprise anyone if these women make a surprise run in the ACC Tournament as well as the NCAA National Championship Tournament in March.