The No. 24 Yellow Jackets came up short last Sunday on a road trip at Florida State, 59-49.
“It was a battle from start to finish. We played well in spurts but you can’t take a play off because when you do, it seems like the other team goes on a 5-0 run,” said Head Coach MaChelle Joseph in an interview with Ramblinwreck.com.
Sophomore guard Alex Montgomery earned her fourth double-double of the season, leading the Jackets in both points and rebounds picking up 14 and 13 respectively. Senior guard Jacqua Williams also scored 12 points, but struggled with fouls.
“Jacqua is our head to our team’s body…All year long she has made the big shots for us but tonight she was limited,” Joseph said.
Sophomore guard Deja Foster added eight points to the Jackets’ total offense. Sophomore guard Iasia Hemingway also earned six rebounds in the game.
The Jackets shot over forty percent from the field in the first half and went into the half even with the Seminoles at 28 points apiece. But the Jackets shooting fell off in second half, shooting 9-33 from the field. FSU was also able to out block the Jackets, picking up nine to the Jackets three.
The Jackets struggled with fouls, racking up 22 for the game. The Seminoles were able to keep theirs at bay, only committing 12. As a result, Florida State shot 14 more free throws than Tech in the second half. The Seminoles also had an advantage on boards over the Jackets, picking up five more rebounds than the Jackets.
Tech hosted No. 2 North Carolina on Thursday night, at time of release to press the results were not available. Tech next travels up to Durham, N.C. to take on the No. 4 Blue Devils of Duke. The Jackets will close out the month of January back at home next Thursday against Miami.