Jan 5, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets center Nariah Taylor (11) in action against the Duke Blue Devils in the first half at Hank McCamish Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia Tech Lady Jackets Lose Back and Forth Battle to Syracuse

The Georgia Tech Lady Jackets (11-5, 1-2 ACC) dropped their first conference road game of the season in a 76-70 loss to the Syracuse Orange (12-4, 1-2 ACC). Syracuse is always a tough opponent in hoops action and this game showed that to be true.

The game featured several runs by both teams, with the largest being a 17-5 run by Tech as they attempted to pull away and get a much-needed ACC win. But unfortunately for the Jackets, they came up just short. The Orange tied the game near the beginning of the second half, and it was a back and forth battle for the win after that.

There were 12 lead changes and the game was tied a total of 6 times. Senior Tyaunna Marshall, who has been having a great season, continued to play her best. She contributed 24 points, had five assists and grabbed an outstanding seven rebounds. That kind of stat line is impressive in any level of basketball.

Marshall’s contributions marked the first time in nearly a year where one player has led the team in all the important stat categories, with Marshall accomplishing the same feat against Virginia Tech last February. Marshall wasn’t the only one to score in double figures, as Nariah Taylor had 13 points with six rebounds, Kaela Davis had 11 with one a steal and Dawnn Maye scored 10 while dishing out 3 assists.

A hard fought game, but ultimately a tough loss for the Lady Jackets.

With the loss the Lady Yellow Jackets are now 1-2 in ACC play, and with the win Syracuse also moves to 1-2 in the ACC. This early in the season those are still excellent records to make a run at the NCAA Tournament in March.

Tech travels back home for their Thursday game against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. Tip-off will be at 7 pm ET at McCamish Pavilion.

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