In a victory that was evident practically from the start of the game, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets women’s basketball team completely overpowered the Portland State Vikings, 104-54, and in the process, gave head coach MaChelle Joseph her 200th career win on the Flats.
The Lady Jackets (7-2, 5-0 home) were out to get coach Joseph her milestone win over the Vikings (2-6, 0-3 away) from the opening tipoff, and went on a 18-4 run to start the game, on the way to a 48-18 halftime lead. There was never a question of whether or not the Jackets would win this game, just of how lopsided the score would end up being. It’s safe to say, 50 points is pretty lopsided.
Senior Tyaunna Marshall led all scorers with 19 points, adding 10 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals and a block. The Lady Jackets ended the game with five players hitting double figures in scoring. It was a completely dominant game in every facet, especially on the boards where the Jackets outrebounded the Vikings 46-26.
Now in her 11th season leading the Lady Jackets, Joseph is only the second women’s basketball coach to reach the 200 win benchmark, with the only other being her predecessor, Agnus Berenato, who finished her 15-year tenure as the Yellow Jackets head coach with a 223-209 record.
This is a great accomplishment for Joseph’s career, but possibly even more important is the great start the Yellow Jackets women’s team has gotten off to this season. This is the fifth straight home victory for the Jackets, and their sixth win of 20 points or more on the season.
Next up, the Lady Jackets will travel to take on the UTEP Miners on Dec. 20 at 6:00 pm.