You knew the Georgia Tech women’s basketball team (12-5, 2-2 ACC) wasn’t going to let the tough loss to Syracuse go. It obviously simmered and marinated for a few days, and then the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (9-8, 0-4 ACC) took the brunt of it in a 79-63 beating.
The Jackets got off to a quick start with a 9-3 run, and for a few minutes, the Deacons kept it close, but the speed and strength of Tech was too much, as the Lady Jackets ended up going into the break up by 16 points. The Jackets opened the lead to as much as 28 points in the second half, with Wake making a small run near the end of the game. But it was never as close as the final score.
Freshman Kaela Davis had one of her best games of the season, scoring 23 points on 9-17 shooting from the field and adding three rebounds and two assists, with senior Tyaunna Marshall adding 14 points of her own.
As good as the Jackets were offensively, they were just as tough on defense. Wake had no answer for a strong defensive effort by Tech, with the Jackets forcing 29 Wake Forest turnovers and blocking four shots.
This was the kind of effort by the Jackets that has to have other teams in the ACC taking notice. This team is getting stronger as the season progresses, and has the ability to score in big bunches.