HOUSTON, Texas – In a just about three-hour fight that took two overtimes, Georgia Tech dropped a hard-fought 95-89 resolution at Houston to open the season. 5 Yellow Jackets completed in double-figure scoring numbers led through sophomore Kierra Fletcher with 25 issues.
How It Came about
Georgia Tech raced out of the gate within the first quarter, grabbing an 11-2 lead following a Lorela Cubaj bucket at 6:32. Alternatively, the Cougars slowly started to chip away at their deficit, answering the nine-point Tech lead with a 6-2 run, chopping the rating to 13-Eight with 3:41 left within the first. Lotta-Maj Lahtinen scored her first collegiate basket to prevent the run, however Myyah West scored 4 unanswered to carry Houston inside 3, 15-12, with 15 seconds at the clock. Cubaj hit a layup to place the Jackets in entrance 17-12 coming into the second one body. Momentum shifted in the second one quarter as Houston outscored Tech, 24-6, to guide 36-23 at intermission.
Dominating the 3rd quarter, Tech closed the distance to inside 4 issues, outscoring Houston, 26-17, within the body. Francesca Pan led the Jackets with 13 issues within the stanza, adopted through Fletcher with 8 issues. It was once a back-and-forth affair within the fourth quarter because the groups traded the lead. Trailing through one, Fletcher returned the result in Tech with a jumper at 1:26 and adopted hitting 3-of-Four loose throws to increase Tech’s result in 71-67 with 46 seconds left. With the rating set at 72-69, Jasmyne Harris tired a triple from the nook to knot the sport at 72-72 and pressure time beyond regulation.
In time beyond regulation, Elizabeth Balogun attached on a three-pointer to damage a tie and provides Tech a 79-76 edge with 2:18 to move. However after Julia Blackshell-Truthful hit the again finish of a couple of loose throws, Harris scored on a layup to tie all of it at 79-79. Popping out of a Tech timeout, Cubaj gave the Jackets the go-ahead bucket, however Alyssa Okoene compelled a 2nd time beyond regulation, changing a layup off a overlooked trey for an 81-81 tally.
Houston struck first in the second one time beyond regulation as Dorian Department hit back-to-back treys to offer the Cougars an 87-81 edge. Tech minimize it to 3 issues two times, the second one coming off a Kondalia Sir Bernard Law jumper, nevertheless it wasn’t sufficient as Houston sealed the 95-89 victory in double-overtime.
* Fletcher poured in 25 issues, adopted through Pan (22), Elizabeth Dixon (14), Balogun (13) and Cubaj (10)
* Tech gained the fight at the glass, 54-44, led through Dixon and Cubaj each and every with 9 rebounds
* For the sport, Tech shot 57.6 p.c (38-66) to Houston’s 37.five p.c (38-88)
* The Cougars posted 4 avid gamers in double-figures, led through Okoene and J. Harris with 26 issues each and every. Harris completed with a double-double in the back of 11 rebounds
* It was once the primary double-overtime sport for Georgia Tech since a 103-101 loss to Virginia on March 2, 2008
Georgia Tech returns to Atlanta to host Appalachian State on Sunday at McCamish Pavilion. Tip is slated for two p.m. on ACC Community Additional.