WBB: Yellow Jackets Rip UTEP for Sixth Straight Victory

Mark Dolejs – USA TODAY Sports

Once again, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets women’s basketball team (8-2) gave a dominating performance, as they ran past UTEP, 102-77, in the Puerto Rico Classic in San Juan, P.R.

This was the second straight game the Lady Jackets had scored over 100 points (the fifth time breaking 90), and the first time since the 1992-1993 season that Georgia Tech has scored 100 points in back-to-back games. It was Tech’s sixth straight victory since losing to Georgia on Nov. 24.

As has been the case in practically every game, the impactful duo of freshman Kaela Davis and senior Tyaunna Marshall led the charge for the Lady Jackets, combining for 49 of the 102 points scored by Tech. Davis led all scorers, putting up 26 points, five rebounds and five steals. Marshall’s stat line was just as impressive, totaling 23 points, five assists, five steals and eight rebounds.

It was the size and strength down low that ended up providing the big edge for Tech against the Miners. The Jackets outscored UTEP, 59-28, in the paint, and outrebounded the smaller opponents 52-42. Defensively, the Jackets forced 20 turnovers by the Miners and scored 25 points off of those miscues.

This is a team that is beginning to look more and more like a serious contender in the ACC, and their continued improvement over this impressive charge towards the conference schedule should have the other teams in the conference taking note.

Today the Lady Jackets will face undefeated #16/13 Oklahoma State (9-0) at 5 p.m. ET.

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Topics: Basketball, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, Kaela Davis, Tyaunna Marshall, Women's Basketball

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