The Georgia Tech women’s basketball team (10-3) looked to be in a tight one against the Hampton Pirates (10-4) in the Georgia Tech Holiday Tournament championship game, but surged in the second half to win the game and the tourney, 89-70.
Once again, it was senior leader Tyaunna Marshall who helped bring home the victory with a line of 22 points, four assists and three steals. Her performance helped her to be named the MVP of the tournament, her second tourney MVP of the year after being named MVP of the LIU Turkey Classic in November.
Freshman sensation Kaela Davis did her part, as usual, recording 19 points, three steals and two assists. Her shooting and free throws broke two deadlocks in the game, and sent Tech on their way to a permanent lead when she hit two straight baskets with the score tied at 43.
With the win against the Hornets, Tech finished the non-conference season with a 10-3 record and went 7-0 at home, averaging 92 points per game at home. Those type of numbers, two tournament wins, as well as the play of the two big stars–Marshall and Davis–should have voters seriously looking at moving the Lady Jackets up into the top 25 for the first time this season.
The conference schedule opens on Jan. 5 against Duke, so the Lady Jackets will have an opportunity to be viewed by a lot of voters who can do make that move in the rankings happen.