January 2, 1999
ATLANTA, Ga. – For the second straight game, three Seminoles
fouled out as Florida State, playing without the services of starters
Latavia Coleman and Angela Sutton, fell 92-70 to Georgia Tech this
afternoon at Alexander Memorial Coliseum. With the loss, FSU falls to 5-7
overall and 0-3 in the ACC while Georgia Tech improves to 9-3 and 2-1 in
A city power surge delayed the start of the game as the lights at
Alexander Memorial Coliseum went out during pre-game warmups. The problem
reoccurred at the 13:55 mark of the second half, again delaying action for
approximately 23 minutes. When play resumed, the Seminoles, who trailed by
just seven at 49-42, couldn’t do anything right. Georgia Tech had the
momentum and scored 14 of the game’s next 18 points and gained control of
the game. The Seminoles couldn’t seem to hit from anywhere as the fouls
started piling up. FSU committed its 10th foul at the 10:56 marking,
placing the Lady Jackets into the double-bonus situation. Tamara Gracey
was the first to foul out of the game with nine minutes to play. Starters
Brooke Wyckoff and Arleshia Davidson were both eliminated with just over
five minutes to play. After going 7-or-9 from the free throw line in the
first half, Florida State started the half going 1-for-6 from the charity
stripe and ended the game shooting 21-31 from the line. The Tribe shot
just 28 percent from the field in the second half and ended up being
outrebounded by six for the game.
In the first half, an April Traylor three-pointer gave the
Seminoles a 10-point advantage at 16-6 at the 13:17 mark, but then the
scoring stopped for Florida State. The Tribe failed to score again until
7:57 left in the first half during which time Georgia Tech went on a 12-0
run to take an 18-16 lead. After tying the game at 7:57, the Tribe went on
to build a six-point lead at 27-21 on another trey by Traylor, but scored
just three baskets in the remaining time and went into the lockerroom with
a slim one-point lead at 33-32. FSU outrebounded the Yellow Jackets by
four at the break and shot .343 for the half. Traylor led the team with 12
points while Wyckoff grabbed six boards.
Wyckoff recorded her second-straight double-double and fourth of
the year with 12 points and 10 rebounds while Tamara Gracey also scored in
double figures with 12 points.
Florida State will host NC State on Monday, January 4th at 5 p.m.
at the Tallahassee Leon County Civic Center.