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Lady Jackets make history in win against Clemson

POSTED: March 6, 2008 5:00 a.m.
The Associated Press/

Georgia Tech's Isaia Hemingway, left, works against Clemson's Christy Brown (4) and D'Lesha Lloyd during the first half on Sunday in Clemson, S.C.

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CLEMSON, S.C. — Jill Ingram scored 20 points and doled out six assists to lead Georgia Tech to a 74-58 win over Clemson on Sunday at Littlejohn Coliseum.

With the win, the Yellow Jackets recorded 20 wins in back-to-back seasons for the first time in school history. Junior Jacqua Williams also set a new school record in steals with 98, breaking her own record of 95 set last season.

“Jill (Ingram) was huge today,” Georgia Tech coach MaChelle Joseph said. “It was her best performance as a Yellow Jacket. Janie’s double-double was important in our 20th win over the season. I am so proud of what these seniors have done with this program. They have led us into the record books with back-to-back 20 win seasons. They have made history. It is an exciting time in our program.”

The Yellow Jackets (20-7, 6-6 ACC) led by as many as 24 points midway through the second half and held the Lady Tigers (10-17, 3-9) to just one 3-pointer for the game.

Janie Mitchell had 18 points and 11 rebounds for Georgia Tech, which scored 23 points off Clemson turnovers. Iasia Hemingway added 13 points and Chioma Nnamaka went 4-for-9 from 3-point range for 12 points.

The Lady Tigers were led by Christy Brown with 17 points and Lele Hardy with 12 points, 10 rebounds and five assists. Clemson forced 23 Yellow Jacket turnovers, but converted those into just 18 points.

Clemson shot just 36 percent from the field — a dismal 8 percent from long range — compared with Georgia Tech’s 38 percent overall and 41 percent from beyond the arc.

The Yellow Jackets went 21-29 from the free throw line while Clemson made just 11 of 21 foul shots.

The Jackets held a 31-21 halftime lead and held the Tigers to only 26.7 percent from the field. Tech also forced Clemson into 10 first half turnovers.


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