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Ardossi helps Tech women rally to beat Miami in OT
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ATLANTA — Brigitte Ardossi has already had a breakout senior season. This was her best game yet.

Ardossi had 29 points and 17 rebounds to lead No. 25 Georgia Tech to a 78-73 overtime victory over Miami on Wednesday night.

“Brigitte was outstanding,” Yellow Jackets coach MaChelle Joseph said.

Her point total matched her career high set two weeks ago and the rebounds were six more than she’d had before.

“That kid has really developed,” Miami coach Katie Meier said. “Her rebounding was awesome.”

Georgia Tech needed all of the 6-foot-2 Australian’s production after falling behind 13-0 at the start of the game.

Asked if she’d ever had a team overcome a start like that, Joseph said, “No, and I hope it never happens again.”

Alex Montgomery added 17 points for the Yellow Jackets (17-5, 3-3 ACC). Sasha Goodlett had 14 points and 13 rebounds, and
Deja Foster contributed 11 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists.

“I’ve never had three players with double-doubles before and Deja almost had a triple-double,” Joseph said.

Georgia Tech outrebounded Miami 56-35, getting 23 second-chance points on 23 offensive rebounds.

“That’s the number that sticks out,” Meier said.

Shenise Johnson had 20 points for Miami (14-6, 2-4) and forced overtime on two free throws with 4.2 seconds left after Georgia
Tech had gone up 62-56 with 2:13 remaining in regulation. Riquna Williams scored 19 for the Hurricanes.

Miami jumped all over Georgia Tech scoring the first 13 points, including a four-point play by Williams. The Hurricanes led 24-9
before going cold and the Yellow Jackets closed to 28-26 at the half.

Ardossi played 40 of the 45 minutes, going 11 of 13 from the foul line and 9 of 20 from the floor. She came in averaging 14.2
points and 6.9 rebounds.

“I don’t think it’s a matter of jumping higher, I think it’s a matter of positioning your body better,” Ardossi said of her big
rebounding game. “I know that athletically I may not be as gifted as some of these other players. But after playing at this level for
four years, you really know where to put your body to get a rebound. And I think I’ve gotten a lot stronger, too, which makes it
easier to hold people off.”

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